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Add a little sparkle to your workday with these new designs. A metallic tunic, velvet skirt, and sharp blazers can be dolled up for holiday parties or worn to the office. These patterns are from the October 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Every rocker chick needs a pair of slim Leather Pants. These are fitted with waist darts and no pockets for a streamlined fit that looks great with pointy toe pumps.

An Asymmetrical Blazer in black satin is a fun change of pace for your work look. You’ll shine in this jacket with a poppy contrast collar.

Be all business in this sharp Blazer with contrasting lapels. The fitted waist and asymmetrical front has a feminine fit that looks pretty with fitted skirts and slacks. This piece can go from the conference room to cocktails!

No holiday outfit is complete without a little sparkle! This Metallic Tunic can be worn with leggings or textured tights for a fun night out. Tone it down with skinny jeans for days you just need a little shiny pick-me-up.

The Velvet Skirt is a more professional take on swingy wraparound skirts. The wrapped front gives you room to walk, so luxe fabric is seamed at the back without a slit.

The Asymmetrical Blouse’s wrapped neckline has all the allure of a plunging neckline, but you can wear it to the office. Cinches in at the waist for a feminine fit.

Textured fabrics are a great way to spice up your wardrobe and stretch your sewing skills. Let the fall season inspire you to make these sparkly, leather, and velvet designs your own.

Happy sewing!


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    Apr 8, 2014, 02.46 AMby SaucySewist

    Like the suit and the tunic with leather pants. Am getting both.

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    Oct 10, 2013, 11.24 PMby tika1210

    I like the leather pants and I think that the metallic top could be made to work without the big band on it. The sort of wrap around tops make the very pretty model look a little frumpy which is a feat. I am just not sure about them.

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    Oct 9, 2013, 11.00 PMby freyastark

    Can someone please remind me of the name of the woman in the portrait on the floor in the pants picture? Thanks. I know it’s someone well known but her name escapes me right now.

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      Oct 10, 2013, 02.17 AMby mcclxix

      Eileen Gray, designer and architect.

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    Oct 9, 2013, 08.26 PMby tmcguire

    oh Burda….I’m thankful for the consideration but I can’t help but wish for the flat front trousers and gorgeous staple pieces including in the straight size fall essential release…


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    Oct 9, 2013, 07.47 PMby linenleaf

    I love that metallic tunic, but I think I’ll shorten it and leave off the bottom band.

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    Oct 9, 2013, 06.35 PMby mcclxix

    I really like that the pattern pages include a link back to the collection! However, I wish that you would also include links to patterns sharing the same PDF, as you used to.

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