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This plus size pattern collection is showcased in the June 2013 issue of burda style magazine. These styles will make you shine in front of the camera, and ensure you are ready for your close up! This collection experiments with color and has a mix of casual and dressy styles that are transitional. Check them all out!

This Slit Sleeve Blouse has so much detail to it. Like the great V neckline with inset and the fluttery sleeve with layers of fabric.

Dress or shirt? That is the luxury of this Dress. It has the classic styling of a shirt but made into a lovely dress. Perfect to wear for those summer day trips.

This Pleated Skirt had so much fun volume! It is pleated at the front and it really has a great wrap effect.

What a stunner! This red T-Dress has a loose-fitting silhouette, so It is comfy to wear and it will allow the fabric to blow in the breeze. The sleeves are flouncy and integrated into the bodice.

This little Dress has a plunging deep V-neckline with contrast band at the neckline and waist. Pair with a sunhat and sandals for a great beach look or throw on a pair of heels and wear this fun dress out on the town

This Yoked Tunic is great for this time of year! It has a lovely U-shaped yoke seam with center front slit and ties at the sleeve. We love it worn with these slim Seamed Pants.

This silk Blouse is elegant and flowing with movement. It has an empire seam under the bust with darts and a center front slit with loop and button.

Happy Sewing!


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    Mar 24, 2015, 07.28 PMby caried1

    Dear BurdaStyle, You suck. These are not hideous clothes but nothing I want. That sucks. You actually offer cuter patterns . Offer the cuter stuff in larger sizes. It’s a friggin PDF. How difficult to make changes to your PDFs . It’s as if you trying to insult. That sucks. Overall, you suck!

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    Sep 18, 2014, 04.37 PMby Raeall

    Wow! what a let down! I saw the title and was hoping to find some awesome sewing patterns for myself, but all I found was a dud! Want to call your plus sized line “Bombshell” try making some things that actually are attractive for us, like these: http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/vintage-style-inspired-clothing/plus-size-dresses.html?dir=asc&limit=all&order=name I bet I can find almost every one of these styles in sewing patterns for thin women, and as much as I hear that it can’t be done, or won’t look good on bigger women, this company proves that idea completely wrong!

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    Jul 15, 2014, 09.02 PMby Fatemeh Khademi

    How can I do these for smaller sizes like 38?

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    Mar 19, 2014, 07.46 AMby ginaminton

    They look so cute.

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    Feb 16, 2014, 09.19 AMby Vicky Haskell

    Absolutly unflattering styles…. well unless these women are pregnant then PERFECT! Especially horrible is the pleated skirt it is a terrible mess! I am just guessing that you have a bunch of size 2 women in your corp office approving these ideas???? It is time to break out the big guns and get creative… break up styles appropriate for different body types and have people who actually dress for their curves help you pick some appropriate patterns. I would love to purchase some patterns as i do not have the time or energy to create my own anymore… yet searching for something for an hourglass figure in your patterns makes me second guess that thought!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 01.30 PMby kaitiek

      I recently made the Off the Shoulder Dress 07/2011 #135 in a stretch satin and I would say it is very flattering and perfect for an hourglass. Unfortunately this is not always the case for Burda Plus, and most of these collections they put together can be very frustrating to see.

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    Jan 27, 2014, 11.18 PMby SaucySewist

    I love the tan skirt with the pale pink top and have the skirt in my cart. Anyone know what pattern the blouse is? I went through all the tops on the site and couldn’t find it. Thanks.

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    Jul 19, 2013, 12.07 PMby glamourie

    Nice ideas but most of these styles miss the mark – these cuts are not flattering on a fuller figure – I’m +size on top but not on the bottom (BIG bust and broad shoulders) – this is indicative of what’s going on all over the country. Nothing is particularly flattering and is mainly square (and there therefore hangs straight down from my bust, appearing to add about 6 inches to my hips and more to my waist – I would look like a Valkyrie in these dresses). Not everyone has the skill to take a pattern apart to fix it – neither the +size or the standard range of patterns really have much to offer to someone with a different body shape. I’m hearing the same complaints from nearly everyone I know – why is no one doing anything about it???

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    May 27, 2013, 07.57 PMby Barbara Stopa

    Really unflattering!

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    May 23, 2013, 09.53 AMby thesewingfairy

    do I take it the yoked top and trousers are styled on the vicar of dibley….you know the episode the one where she got married in HER PYJAMAS

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    May 23, 2013, 06.16 AMby mnr

    Love that red, satin shirt-dress. That really caught my attention. I think it is a style any fem would want. I am… going to check out that pattern page. The other stuff were a bit “meh” for me.

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    May 22, 2013, 10.36 PMby Maggie Kubiak

    Burda designers please look at the Navarbi web site. They have such beautiful dresses and most of them look pretty easy to make. Havent found any patterns for plus sizes in any pattern books that are worth the time and effort to make, very disappointed my sewing machine remains in its case.

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    May 22, 2013, 10.31 PMby Maggie Kubiak

    Very disappointed. Burda LOOK at the Navarbi web site the dresses on there are amazing! Stopped sewing years ago. Nothing on here I would wear.Get some plus size designers! please.

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    May 22, 2013, 11.35 AMby Wendianne

    I meant to add – that model is so beautiful. Great to see such beautiful models being used in the plus size range too.

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    May 22, 2013, 11.31 AMby Wendianne

    Let’s face it – patterns are very personal things, as every bit as personal as our body shapes. I love the slit sleeve V-Neck blouse. I am very top heavy like this simple kind of style. It’s very much in the style of surgical scrubs tops – and I really suit them.

    My upper arms are flabby and I wouldn’t leave the sleeves slit like they are and would lengthen them to three quarter length. Elbow length or shorter only accentuate my bust. The silk blouse and red dress with the yoke are lovely. I don’t have a problem tummy or hips – but I look as if I have if I wear a gathered body on a yoke. They may not suit every body type – but I will get a few garments from these.

    Women with body shape can’t wear the shapeless styles which are fantastic on skinnies – but we are all very differently shaped. I would never wear an hour glass shape. But I don’t criticise the pattern maker for making hourglass shaped patterns.

    I feel some of the comments are a bit savage. We all choose our own fabrics to sew – so what fabric they are made up in here isn’t an issue for me. Not bad Burda.

    (And why not try a differently shaped pattern in a muslin Toile first? You might be pleasantly surprised…)

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    May 22, 2013, 08.38 AMby badcatrosy

    I will be making the yoked tunic and the seamed pants, but my favourite thing is the lace coat for which there is no pattern, but as usual the designers have come up with a frumpy collection, made with stiff, bulky looking fabrics that add pounds to the lovely model.

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    May 22, 2013, 05.57 AMby theoreticgal

    Once again more unflattering plus size offerings. Maybe the designers think we should all lose weight so we can fit into the lovely regular sized offerings.

    Most plus sized sewing/retail offerings are the same shapeless uglies. Thank goodness I can draft but I would prefer to spend less time drafting and more time sewing.

    Give us curvy bombshell not sacks. We sew precisely so we can adjust a pattern to fit for our shape.

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    May 22, 2013, 03.55 AMby blakekth

    watch "what not to wear " to see that tops should sit at the hip as well as jackets.straight leg pants same width at knee as at the cuff. What is wrong with the plus size industry? Make some of the stuff in the same fabric and style as seen in misse’s sizes.

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    May 22, 2013, 12.51 AMby emjaen

    When are the designers going to realise that shaped is flattering – regardless of size – not a sack? More dowdy, unflattering plus-size Burda patterns – you really need to lift your game!

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    May 22, 2013, 12.17 AMby arisaid

    I like the layered sleeve but that’s it. :-(

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    May 21, 2013, 11.04 PMby sunyincincy

    Well, her hair sure is pretty. yep. I wouldn’t wear any of these garments. None. fugly

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    May 21, 2013, 10.36 PMby zookeeper54

    I liked the layered blouse more than the pleated skirt. That sailor style dress yuck, it is better as a shirt (first photo) but still. Come on Burda you can do better!

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    May 21, 2013, 09.55 PMby Ramona Kuhn

    There are some really cute things here. I don’t think the comments about pregnant are on target. It really depends on figure styles and they can be complimentary. Some are very figure flattering and could be shown in different fabrics to really show the best. I think my favorite would be the pleated skirt – I’m really interested in seeing what it would look like in a different fabric. Compared to last run – this one is a hit.

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      May 21, 2013, 10.39 PMby zookeeper54

      Ok Ramona I agree the wrinkles really detract. Could be nice.But If you are a large tummy type you don’t want pleats – like gathers unless they lay really flat or are dropped below the major bulge.
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      May 24, 2013, 09.19 AMby barkcloth

      You say that the comments about pregnancy are not on target. But I really thought she was wearing a purple maternityshirt at first! I think it is the color, more than the pattern though.

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    May 21, 2013, 09.49 PMby kaitiek

    The slit sleeve blouse looks nice, otherwise “bombshell” is an overstatement, as when I think bombshell, I think of a woman embracing her curves, not hiding them under boxy silhouettes. The empire waist styles are a step in the right direction (at least some sort of waist was drafted), and I think the seamed pants are the best plus size pants burda has on offer, but I would like to see a collection with the word bombshell cater more to an hourglass figure.

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    May 21, 2013, 09.08 PMby cloff

    Some of the patterns aren’t so hot, but I got the seamed pants and tunic outfit – Cute! :)

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    May 21, 2013, 08.51 PMby sydnie7

    These designers really don’t understand the plus figure, do they?

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    May 21, 2013, 05.20 PMby coffeewoman

    I’m not very impressed by these – they look more like home-ec projects than fashion patterns.

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    May 20, 2013, 12.15 PMby Amber Walker

    So bad, I wouldnt wear ANY of them…they make the poor model look bigger than she is!! Who wants to look pregnant when your not? Deeply saddened that those of us with some extra weight seemed to miss out on cute patterns, just because Im plus sized dosnt mean I wear baggy loose fitting clothes! No dice burdastyle.

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