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This week we are sharing with you this modern take on retro-style pattern collection from burda style magazine’s April 2013 issue. These designs have a retro feel, from bustiers to high waisted skirts and capris. Made in soft prints and pastels these patterns will for sure fulfill your spring and summertime sewing!

This tight Bodice looks great with all your summer high-waisted bottoms. Its closure are many hook-and-eyes doing up the center front. Here it is paired with this lovely Applique Skirt. It has a rhinestone belt and appliqués trickling down the skirt.

This wide collar Blouse is made in silk satin, and features a lovely hemline that is shorter in the front than in the back. We love it tucked into these jazzy pair of Pencil Pants sewn in a funky leopard print.

This lovely Top has a diagonally draped detail that gathers into tank straps. And why not make a matching Skirt to wear with it!

This baseball style Blouson Jacket is made of batiste with cuffs at hem and sleeves. It adds a casual touch to all your summer outfits.

This Short Wrap Blouse is closed with a single button, and the sleeves are slightly gathered. It look ultra-chic worn with this Tulip Skirt that has center front tucks that essentially give the skirt its lovely tulip shape.

This cute sheath Dress has a sweetheart neckline and a bustier style top. Darts and narrow ribbon emphasize the waistline and give the dress an ultra feminine feel.

Here we have a sweet little Wrapped Blouse with a deep V-neckline and puffed sleeves. It looks great worn with these figure-hugging Capris that have lovely rounded hem slits. They are that perfect middle ground between a pair of shorts and pants, for those in between days.

Happy Sewing!


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    Jan 15, 2014, 04.45 PMby Holly Case

    wow nice collection i just loved the wrap blouse. Thanks for sharing I recently bought few fabrics on discount from http://www.fabriccarolina.com and they really have great collection of fabrics.

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    Apr 19, 2013, 01.40 PMby Baibucis

    i like the wrap-over blouse a lot, but also will be making other blouses as they all will be good addition to my work wardrobe

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    Apr 7, 2013, 08.33 PMby Red Point Tailor

    I like the Short Wrap Blouse but I have already simiral patterns so first I try it and then maybe the one from Burda,…

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    Apr 5, 2013, 04.43 PMby nouvellegamine

    the pencil pants are totally cute. The sheath dress with the tucks in the skirt is pretty adorable too. For some reason I’m really loving that full bubbly top and matching skirt. It looks perfect for hot weather.

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    Apr 5, 2013, 01.25 PMby Mirlinda chiche

    I love the dress , but i cant download the pattern anybody tell me please !

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    Apr 3, 2013, 02.52 PMby turtlegirl00

    i love the dress, the jacket, the corset top… this issue of the mag was one of my favorites. I made my first burda dress from this mag on Easter and I am now planning several more projects from this issue! :)

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    Apr 3, 2013, 09.31 AMby RomRom

    Pretty much my cup of tea! They’re all so cute and looks fun to make. Yay

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    Apr 2, 2013, 11.19 PMby Starr MacGillivary Black

    The blouson jacket had me reclaiming two pieces of fabric that I had decided to get rid of; they will be perfect for this pattern. I can see me wearing them on the golf course!

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    Apr 2, 2013, 06.02 PMby lovefromsf

    So cute! I love the blouson jacket, sheath dress & little bodice. (Too bad they are not in size 34) I think there was a kind of similar burda jacket pattern that is 34, but I think it had shorter sleeves? Not sure from memory exactly what it looks like. Anyway, I’ll look for it, sewn up in this color combo would be perfect. I love the styling of the model too, great cat eyes. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Apr 2, 2013, 05.25 PMby hfbowers

    Best Blog collection in a while! Wish I had more time on my hands to sew and access to good fabric stores!!

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      Apr 2, 2013, 11.18 PMby Starr MacGillivary Black

      You might have access to my favourite fabric store at www.fabric.com out of the States. You will need a US address of a friend but there is free shipping to their address on orders of $35.00 or more. I have a friend who ships to me from her address. You will need to order a fair amount to make it worth your while but if you understand fabrics enough to know what you are ordering it is definitely worthwhile. Just a thought from Canada to New Zealand, a country near and dear to my heart.

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    Apr 2, 2013, 05.24 PMby zapper45701

    Some things to think about. However, just as an aside, your model really needs to look like she’s not wasted on something. Wow. She was a real turn off. I was so distracted by zoned look, I really didn’t give much thought to what she was wearing. Sorry, but it’s the truth.

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    Apr 2, 2013, 05.15 PMby sewsweetviolets

    Cute, but not sure where the retro aspect come into it?

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    Apr 2, 2013, 04.46 PMby citymove

    I love this collection. The jacket is great with the wide neckline and the loose tank with diagonal drape is absolutely lovely.

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    Apr 2, 2013, 03.23 PMby vernelle

    Love them all. The tulip skirt is definitely my favorite, however, followed by the wrap blouse, the sheath dress and the bodice top.

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    Apr 2, 2013, 12.29 PMby lmpneely

    The capris and wrap blouse are first on my list – followed by the baseball jacket. Love them all!

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    Apr 2, 2013, 11.55 AMby Couture Academic

    So cute…too bad we’re going into winter here in Oz! Ah well, one for the archives!

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      Apr 3, 2013, 07.43 AMby GeraniumLane

      True, true! But I’m going to do the blouson jacket in a soft silk velvet from The Fabricstore in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Really looking forward to it!!

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      Apr 3, 2013, 12.21 PMby Couture Academic

      LOL, yeah I was thinking of the blouson jacket as well as a good item for ‘fall’…if that even exists in Perth :P

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    Apr 2, 2013, 09.41 AMby groovymama

    I love the blouson jacket and the sheath dress

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    Apr 2, 2013, 12.06 AMby Moimisie

    I love the bodice….

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