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Take a trip to Italy or the south of France in these bohemian blouses and tunics. They’re beautiful with spring essentials like sandals and big sunglasses. These designs are from the March 2012 issue of Burda Style magazine.


Pleats make these slim pants nice and roomy at the hip. Cuff them at the ankle for a casual look with sandals, or wear as is with a blazer and blouse for work.


Fight the chill in cozy, folksy style with this Fringed Suede Jacket. It’s comfy and casual with everything from jeans and a sweater to a floral sundress.


A great skirt for beginners to add folk flair to your wardrobe! Add a leather belt and peasant top for boho style.


Go for baroque in a whimsical Ruffled Peasant Tunic with lots of detail. Style this fancy piece with plenty of jewelry and denim, or tone it down with pencil pants.


A wide neckline looks sexy but demure slipping off one shoulder in the Off the Shoulder Top. Lightweight batiste has hippie charm and is just right for warm weather.


Let this lightweight dress slip off one shoulder for a seductive edge to this otherwise simple dress. The drawstring keeps lightweight fabric in place so you can add on your favorite necklaces. Belt it at the waist to change the proportions.


The high split neckline has a peekaboo effect in this easy going dress. Belt it at the waist or hip to switch up the silhouette for a night out. It looks good in a bold print with some chunky sandals.


A deep shawl collar makes this Corduroy Blazer fit for a professor or scholar. Pick out a jewel toned corduroy for even more feminine flair.

A good pair of Grecian sandals and a wide leather belt are essential for pulling these looks together. Try these bohemian styles as an alternative to buttoned up spring pastels. They’re a little romantic, perfect to find those spring romances!

Happy sewing!


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    Apr 22, 2014, 10.56 PMby dressform2

    I was really hoping for a plus size palazzo pant pattern. I have heavy calves and ankles so the chicken legged pegged pants are out. The above pattern is OK if I wanted a plain pair of pants. Am also looking for a dress form in an adjustable size 2X to 4X. Attempted padding a Dritz large dress form but that was a disaster. In the 60s Dritz and Singer sold a formable wire form that looked like something that should be reissued. As more of us plus size women sew because we can’t find nice fitting affordable clothing the wire forms would be wonderful for fitting any size torso. Manufacturers please listen.

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      Aug 4, 2014, 09.14 PMby Meena Devi

      I made my own form using Duct Tape – I found the tutorial on Thread Bangers (the You Tube Sewing Channel). I didn’t like the fact that my best friend had to wrap 4 big rolls of Duct Tape on me, but it turned out well in the end. And you make a twin of yourself! You Tube has several tutorials for making your own dress form using Duct Tape. I then papier mache my form (2 layers only) with old patterns that were going to be thrown out. Its my twin and I love it, and weight snobs sat to me it is motivation for me to loose weight. whatevs….. It works for me.

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    Apr 22, 2014, 07.31 AMby cascadia

    Love the off the shoulder top. And please, please let the low-hip look be over soon. I can’t start it. Slightly below the natural waist, fine, but when you start wearing pants 3-4" below the waist, they just look trashy. Not to mention how much they emphasize the hips and are impossible for larger folks to wear, especially the way I’m built where my hips balloon out literally right below my waistline.

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    Apr 14, 2014, 05.49 AMby tika1210

    I get where people are coming from in reviewing this collection, some of the fabrics are nice and the styling is OK but for me this feels like 2006 and I hate to say it but kind of old.

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    Apr 10, 2014, 09.12 PMby raeborough

    Cool stuff. Lots of these remind me of Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart (rock band) BEFORE their glammed out days. Think “Dream Boat Annie.” Spot on for the “Boho” look. I’ll be getting a few of these patterns for sure. I love the look. Note: I think I already have the suede jacket in regular size (129 jacket). But I will have to get it in Plus size. I redrafted the smaller size but it came out wrong. Thanks Burda for making a Plus size.

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    Apr 10, 2014, 01.32 AMby dcollins45

    Baggy, saggy, slouchy, and even better . . . elastic waistbands! Maybe they’re good for an apple shape, but not for a plus size hourglass shape, unless I were as thin as this plus size model. Oh well, I guess they can’t all be designed just for me. I wouldn’t have time to make them all anyway. I do like the blazer, though.

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      Apr 11, 2014, 02.59 AMby schorst1

      They would probably work better for your hourglass if you brought the belt up to your natural waistline instead of down on the hip. That way it would emphasize the narrowest part of your waist. Both the split neck dress and the gathered dress would probably look great- although less bohemian and more tailored looking so youd have to play up a print to get that effect

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      Apr 15, 2014, 04.15 PMby Jennifer Schee

      I totally agree- a belt on the natural waistline is better than low slung. I think it just emphasizes the tummy. Bleh..

      The blazer is really cute, I agree with you there!

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