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These lovely plus size patterns are from the December 2010 issue of burda style magazine. We love all these party dress patterns, they are pretty in color and have great style to ring in the new year! This collection plays with mixing shine and matte fabrics in one garment, and made in designs that are loose fitting but still flattering.

This Fur Bolero is the perfect companion to your night out! In addition it will keep you fashionably warm. We particularly love it worn over this Long Empire Dress. The flattering cut of the dress is very flattering on a feminine figure.

All dreams can come true…This lovely Puff Dress with velvet trim on neckline and hem loosely falls around the figure. It is finished off beautifully with puffed sleeves that are created from extravagant creases.

In this Gathered Dress, you are the fairest of them all! This dress has refined lines on the front and dramatic sleeves that will steal the show. It is a great eye-catcher with the addition of a stitched trim at the neckline.

This Blouse Dress is only for women who love something special. The transparent support skirt with pleats and big pockets on the waist seam are a special touch. The sleeves are also decorated with small rivets.

Want to be the belle of the ball? This Dress does not disappoint, it has a shorted hemline and a gorgeous embellished belt.

This pretty Chiffon Dress has a lovely little ruffle that highlights the bust. The silhouette is very flattering and has tiered layers on the lower half.

Happy Sewing!


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    Dec 30, 2015, 10.06 AMby Deb Boundy

    I dont like any of these. I am a plus size (26) I have no breasts due to breast cancer and have to adjust every shop bought pattern i own just to make a nice top for myself. I can only wear cotton fabrics and nothing you have shown would come anywhere near suiting my needs. I also cant wear knits, even the ts range i cant wear. I have literally stopped buying patterns from ALL the pattern companies as they have totally nothing I can wear. Thanks for NOTHING Burda. And your pattern prices are too expensive.

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    Aug 4, 2015, 06.06 AMby Shaniya Muhammed

    Love the idea, but I’m worried all the patterns would be for girls, and I only have boys. Women’s patterns is tempting, but I hardly make time to sew for myself. But something I’ll definitely keep in mind in the future! Schools in Bangalore

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    Mar 4, 2013, 06.55 AMby debera

    Please Burda, get some designers that are actually plus sized. Not size 18 plus size, get serious – get a size 26 – 30 woman who cares about what she looks like. No toilet-roll doll dresses with frills or a dress that channels 1920’s nightdresses either. You are completely on the wrong track in my view. No clown outfits, no thin models,and that blouse dress what happened there lol. Burda did have some great designs – I liked the ones that resembled the TS brand in Australia but there seems to be a change in direction. Turn around !!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 02.48 AMby valentinau

    My comment is: when would Burda start listening to us and bring some designers from Europe, so they could offer something surrent, young, fun, trendy and more interesting designs. So far everything is so old and traditional and not worth making… I am tired of buying the magazines and hoping that this time i might find something nice. I would say that 80% of issues are just boring… Sorry Burda, but we want better from you.

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    Jan 9, 2013, 03.49 AMby conejitoasesino

    Oh my stars Burda! A swing and a miss. While I definetly appreciate the try it seems very half hearted. Models that don’t look plus size, clothes like paper bags… puff dresses? oh, my. I’ll just chalk it up to a bad collection. You’ve had good ones before so . And you’ve had terrible skinny girl collections so, it’s ok, Burda. Try and try again.

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    Dec 28, 2012, 06.55 AMby Scheri Manson

    What a sorry looking wardrobe. I may be plus sized but that dosent mean I need to hide…..geez just ugly.

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    Dec 27, 2012, 06.02 PMby milaz

    These are WONDERFUL!!! For me as a very curvy woman and plus sized, this was PERFECT! And I love the fabrics, looks very elegant :D

    Happy Girl

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    Dec 27, 2012, 12.28 AMby tacomapat

    Disturbing to say the least. I would not wear ruffles, and shiny fabric. Perhaps if you had made the dresses in less cheap looking fabric, we would not have been so disappointed. Love Burda but this is not a good group of designs for plus size women.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 06.54 PMby aldrena-beatrix

    THE GOOD I like both the short and long empire waist dresses, but they are best for the small busted. The “chiffon dress” looks interesting. But only for someone with small breasts. “ruffle highlights the bust” Only people with no busts need ruffles at the bustline! Come on. Emily Dickinson’s dresses in the 19th century were lined with ruffles at the bust so she wouldn’t look quite so hollow chested. I am biggest on TOP. These won’t look good on me.

    THE BAD The FABRIC – I suppose you had to use this fabric to satisfy the manufacturer, BUT shiny, floppy fabric looks good only on people with PERFECT figures.

    THE UGLY The Puff Dress – couldn’t possibly look good on ANY plus-size woman I know and even makes the model LOOK plus size. The Gathered Dress makes the model look LARGER. The Blouse Dress – look at that hem waving all over the place! The saggy pockets. Again, it makes the model look LARGER. I was reserving the Burda Plus issues at my local magazine store, but I’ve quit doing that for two reasons: 1) about half of the patterns appear to be repeats of recent regular Burda magazines 2) the patterns are UGLY more often than not.

    ABOUT THE PLUS MODELS I suspect Burda of photoshopping the models in some pictures, for example, making the legs thinner, the arms thinner and more shapely.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 02.11 PMby lauraj-1

    Burda Style .. you really failed to get your style on with this one. There is really only one pattern any large size woman would consider and that is the Empire Dress, but even so, it will not look good on everyone. What you need is a dedicated designer for plus sizes. Why can’t we have versions of the regular size collections? Or new, fresh designs displayed on a 20/22 model with some hips so we can see how the design lines might lay on us? You have the opportunity to do something great, use it! No one else out there really designs towards plus sizes with an eye to trendy fashion. If you need style help, why not set up a group or forum and ask us!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 12.09 AMby Jo Elphick

    I really like the Long Empire Dress, but the Blouse Dress is really awful. Personally very shiny fabric makes me look larger and this dress just looks baggy and saggy. I agree with other posters that your plus size range would be better shown on someone who really looked plus size. The model shown in these images is very beautiful and has chubby cheeks, but I don’t see her as plus size. Thanks for thinking of us plus sized girls!

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    Dec 25, 2012, 07.27 PMby Maryann Davidson

    Hate them all !!!!

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    Dec 25, 2012, 04.18 PMby awjones13

    In a word – NO.

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    Dec 25, 2012, 03.32 PMby etchedinthread

    The Blouse dress MIGHT have looked better if the seams weren’t puckered, the pockets didn’t sag and the hem were even and pressed. Not prettier, just better :-(

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    Dec 25, 2012, 12.33 PMby auntchelle

    How lazy. We don’t even deserve new patterns? These are 2 years old. That ‘Blouse Dress’ – what a shocker. Surely if you are just going to offer old patterns you’d pick a better collection that this one? Or use the best patterns from a series of collections. The December 2008 or 2009 are far better than this one.

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      Dec 25, 2012, 04.21 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Burda style magazine only offers one plus size collection each month. BurdaStyle.com only recently started releasing more than one pattern collection a week. In order to build a larger PatternStore and meet the requests of members wanting a larger plus size and children pattern inventory of downloadable PDF patterns Meg is going back into the 2010-2012 archives. The site did not sell burda slyle magazine patterns until 2010 and does not have access to prior issues. If there are any particular requests for unreleased patterns from the past two years you can send your request into Answers@BurdaStyle.com.

      Happy Holidays.


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    Dec 25, 2012, 11.50 AMby heatherngillis

    I think the empire dress is lovely, in both long and short versions. I will likely even make the short one. The peasant top that goes under the blouse dress is pretty, but the overdress is a train wreck! I would make the top part of the gathered dress as a shirt, but I do NOT get what you were thinking from the waist down! How about using some actual plus size models, so we can see how your patterns look on the ladies they are designed for. And I, too, would love it if YOU graded up some of your regular patterns to plus size. All too often, that’s what I end up trying to do. Plenty of them are suitable looks for those of us who are a bit larger.

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    Dec 21, 2012, 06.23 PMby weare4

    I like that each piece has a bit of fabric manipulation around the collar and arms for texture and visual interest. I would have to agree with the others though except for the empire waist dresses they feel a bit frumpy and matronly. I personally like my pieces to fit well around the waist and have a bit of feminine sex appeal.

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    Dec 21, 2012, 05.50 PMby sweetharte

    I don’t think that any plus size woman wants to wear something called a “Puff Dress”… I love the Chiffon number, though… Probably best for people close to this models size, six foot and maybe a European size 18…..

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    Dec 21, 2012, 12.32 AMby shoesandbagsomy

    Burdastyle – you have done it again! Assumed that “plus” size women like to wear ugly potato sacks. I am very disappointed with this. Why is there such a jump from the fabulous “regular” sized patterns to the garish plus size styles????

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    Dec 20, 2012, 10.39 PMby Christine Prevost

    The chiffon dress is nice. The black dress is OK for a plus sized woman, but not very interesting. The others are just plain frumpy. I don’t think I would want to wear them.

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    Dec 20, 2012, 04.23 PMby cequimby

    I really like that last dress. The ruffle detail is very interesting.

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    Dec 20, 2012, 03.40 PMby lag21479

    “This Blouse Dress is only for women who love something special.” Really? That’s something special? It’s a saggy baggy mess that adds a ton of width to the waist and hips of any Plus Size woman! It makes the model look heavy, and she certainly isn’t. Overall, I’m not impressed with this collection. Most of the collection appears to be appropriate for maternity wear than for holiday parties.

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      Dec 20, 2012, 08.10 PMby yarnivore

      One problem I’ve had over the years with Burda Plus patterns is that they always (to my eye) appear to be shown on models for whom the garments are TOO BIG! That means that the flowy lines and other details end up making the model look fat rather than stylish — obviously not the desired result! The patterns themselves are good (they’re Burda, after all!), but for instance, in this collection, only the last two look well-fitted to me.

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      Jan 9, 2013, 04.01 AMby conejitoasesino

      I think they problem is that society still considers size 12 a “plus” size. Which it is not. I can’t imagine that the model is even that! There are so many gorgeous plus size models (size 22 and up) it’s amazing Burda can’t seem to find even one! I can’t decide if Burda’s inability to procur real plus size ladies is purposely offensive or just editorial laziness. Or maybe plus size models are just super expensive.

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