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We’ve gone through the archives and found 5 new plus size patterns as well as a bunch of our favorites on the site. Make yourself a pencil skirt, a chic jacket or a cocktail dress. Check them out!

The Skirt With Pleats is flattering with sewn down pleats for details. Make it longer and in a drapy silk for an evening wear look.

Wrap Dress. We love the soft silhouette of this simple but elegant dress.

The Jersey Dress is tight-fitting to really accentuate the figure. Made in stretch jersey it is comfortable and flattering. Great for the office or more formal dinners occasions.

The chic Jacket With 3/4 Sleeve has nappa leather details and a hidden zipper. Make it in linen or cotton for warmer seasons.

Empire Dress. This dress is so classy and perfect for many occasions. We could see this in a bright yellow or magenta for this spring or why not white for a casual wedding?

Keep scrolling down for some of our favorite plus size patterns on the site……

Clockwise from the top; Dress with neck drawstring, Long sleeve embroidered dress, the Bubble Dress and Caftan Dress

To the left; The Paola Plus Dress and to the right; Fatina

Top left; V-neck Dress, to the right; Dress with pin tucks and bottom left; Off the shoulder dress

To the left; Bustier Dress, to the right; Sailor’s Neck Dress

To the left; Top with draped neckline and Satin Trousers, to the left: Wool Pencil Skirt

To the left; Sequined Jacket, to the right; Lovely Karen Cardigan

We hope you find some favorites amongst these styles as well and please check back as we continue to stock up with more plus size patterns!

Happy sewing!

- Jamie and Emmy


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    Jun 21, 2017, 04.34 AMby imaima

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    Apr 4, 2012, 11.46 AMby mcginnhold

    Hi Jaime and Emmy, Just a note of thanks for having Plus size patterns! Beautiful, and very updated , rather the "regular sack style without a fitted flattering style. Finally, styles to look forward to, and feel sexy in ! Best, Elise

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    Apr 3, 2012, 12.17 PMby ladidoh

    What a cute collection! I love the dress with pin tucks, wrap dress and jersey dress (which in mag had a great tunic variation with pants). Keep up the great work BurdaStyle :)

    To weigh in on the plus size debate – plus size models come in all different shapes and sizes too. Whilst the choice of models used to sell these plus patterns tends to one type, it would also be wrong to suggest that these women are not ‘plus’ sized and therefore unworthy of being models for plus size clothes and patterns.

    It would be more interesting though if BurdaStyle included different stylings and reinterpretations of these patterns for different plus size shapes (if not new, over time) so that there is something for every plus sewer to relate to – kind of in the way that BurdaStyle already reinterprets its other patterns to account for individual tastes and styles.

    I would dig seeing the fruits of such an exercise, at the very least to move the debate on from the models used to the more interesting question of how to adapt to the individual :)

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    Mar 30, 2012, 08.57 PMby harrietbazley

    The Paola Plus dress looks gorgeous; the Empire dress strikes me as an odd choice (trying to visualise it on a wider and bustier model; Jane Austen lines generally don’t suit a plus-size figure)

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    Mar 30, 2012, 05.41 AMby jenss-1

    Hi, I’ve made several of Burda’s “plus” size patterns & just thought I’d leave my two cents…

    The photos above are just a small selection of Burda’s plus sizes. BSM has a selection every month, along with “regular” sizes, and a few petites & talls. There is also a seasonal Burda plus specialty magazine, but I think it may only be in German. Personally, I think it is worth it to get the regular BSM subscription just for the Plus size patterns, if that is what you need.

    Even though they are labeled “plus” the smaller end of the range is about an average US size 12 RTW. I guess a 12 is a plus in Germany! I am usually a 10 to 12 skirt size & I have found that the BSM 44 is a pretty good fit for me. On a fitted skirt I sometimes take in the side seams about 3/8" on each side (but that’s just me).

    On the other hand, although I always have to do a significant FBA on tops, the regular patterns work better for me. I love the sailor dress, though, so I may have to make an exception. Anyway, I’m not really offended by the model’s sizes like some people seem to be, considering that we are starting with size 12. The thinner models seem to be from older website based patterns, rather than the magazine. Also, I really think that Burda has done a great job with the Plus line. As I mentioned though, there’s more in the magazine that there is here.

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    Mar 29, 2012, 01.21 PMby threadsquare

    LOVE these! I’m sending this to my friend so she can pick out something for me to stitch up for her.

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    Mar 29, 2012, 03.38 AMby mercedesgilces

    Bellos :)

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    Mar 29, 2012, 01.26 AMby NavyRev

    I am so glad to see some more plus size patterns. I have been on a clothes sewing binge and am getting a bit tired of making the same old things.

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    Mar 28, 2012, 06.30 PMby Happy Zombie

    THANK YOU so much! I love seeing such great + size patterns, and see a few I’m just itching to make.

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    Mar 28, 2012, 05.13 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    Thanks so much for this feature. I have found three patterns I really have to try.

    I agree that the models could be better representative of Plus size women 18 and up. I don’t discriminate when it comes to inspiration and have upsized many a garment and pattern with confidence in the end result.

    That being said, I am glad to see that Burda seems to have taken our comments to heart and have a clearly fuller figure model in the current Wrap Dress Pattern above. Burda’s Plus size paper patterns manage to have larger plus size models on them so I am not sure what the reservation is about doing so in the magazine and on the site.

    More importantly, I would love to see more Plus size pattern round ups!

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    Mar 28, 2012, 03.57 PMby burdastyle

    Hello Ladies,

    Thank you so much for your feedback.

    The plus size patterns that were created by BurdaStyle come in sizes 44 – 60 (12 – 28 US) and the plus size patterns from Burda Style Magazine range in the sizes 44 – 54 (12 – 22 US).

    We wish that we could have patterns in all styles and fits and in sizes for everyone but we are limited to the patterns we get from Burda Style Magazine. We will continue to forward your feedback to Burda in Germany and the pattern making department there.

    Thank you so much for your continued support.


    The BurdaStyle team

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    Mar 28, 2012, 03.37 PMby Megan Smith

    I think these patterns are great, especially the vneck dress, dress with pintucks, sailor neck dress (pretty much that whole set) I am in love with. I really appreciate a great selection of fullfigured ensembles. :)

    To the woman complaining about the models— This is the same size model you’d expect to se in a plus size retail magazine. Just as not every woman who shops in a ‘regular’ store is a size 0 like those models, you just have to picture it on yourself. We’re all seamstresses, we can use our imagination :)

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      Mar 28, 2012, 05.15 PMby Vanessa Leigh

      What plus size retail magazine? I didn’t know there were any anymore…

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      Mar 29, 2012, 04.53 AMby mojo elgin

      I just think it would be nice to see some larger models, too. I’d love to see these styles on a variety of women of different shapes and sizes…

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    Mar 28, 2012, 02.35 PMby Marska

    The Skirt with Pleats is enticing, a couple others caught my eye. Is there any way to see a back view for these patterns? A photo or a mechanical, either would be fine.

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      Mar 28, 2012, 03.21 PMby burdastyle

      Hi Marska,

      You can view a technical drawing of the skirt here that includes a back view.



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    Mar 28, 2012, 02.20 PMby sunyincincy

    Some of these are really nice, I’m a real plus size, and I wear a 16. Sorry for the woman who will not recognize that a 16 is a plus size. I can’t buy much in a ‘regular’ store, I have boobs butt and belly and I’m 5’2". I’m still cute as a speckled pup! These models? Sorry but being 5’11" and a size 10 doesn’t really help us here. I can wear the jackets up there and loved 2 of the dresses! Was pretty disappointed.

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      Mar 29, 2012, 04.50 AMby mojo elgin

      Back in the day… when I was a 16, (several decades ago) I didn’t have to go to the plus dept. Just another sign of changing times, I guess. I’m a 5’6" blobbish size 20. I have no discernable waist. Many of the styles that look great on smaller women just don’t work for me.

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    Mar 28, 2012, 12.59 PMby zetinja

    Are those women really considered +size?

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    Mar 28, 2012, 12.19 PMby mojo elgin

    These styles look great! But it would be nice to see them on plus-size models. I don’t consider anyone size 16 or under plus size because they can buy clothes in the “regular” stores and departments. I can see that these clothes look lovely on the models, but I really want to see how they look on a size 20, 22, 24, etc. brfore I’ll buy the patterns…

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      Mar 28, 2012, 02.29 PMby sunyincincy

      I can’t and I’m a 16. I got to plus size departments. I do agree that it would have been more credible if these patterns were on real plus sized women.

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      Mar 28, 2012, 02.44 PMby Jennifer Kosco

      agree totally with mojo. im a size 22. how am i going to look in that caftan or bubble dress? comfy, sure.. but not at the expense of looking like a giant bubble

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    Mar 28, 2012, 07.54 AMby fatticatti

    eureka! ♥☼♥ Many thanks for some lovely patterns. keep up the good work with some summery patterns.

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    Mar 28, 2012, 07.48 AMby fuzzyg

    Now if you could just put new patterns into the plus magazines, instead of rehashing everything that’s been published already in the regular one. And put out plus versions of successful regular patterns in less than a year..

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    Mar 28, 2012, 06.39 AMby loulourosa

    I like the skirt with pleats, nice for summer!

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