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Dress for adventure in muted shades of khaki from the February 2014 issue of Burda Style magagazine. This collection is simply elegant with unusual draped silhouettes, cargo pockets, and casual shirt dresses.

Shirt dresses have such effortless casual style. The Cargo Pocket Dress has a slim waist, modern round neckline, and cute cargo pockets for a utilitarian feel.

A simplified Desert Moto Jacket is just the thing to toughen up your look on a wilderness trail or the city streets. Front pockets and a short collar go with anything, especially in buff colored real or faux suede.

Cinch this dress as high as you want with ties that let you ruche the sides to suit yourself. Short sleeves balance out the deep V neckline.

Layer this casual Safari Dress over a cami for the perfect weekend or beach outfit. A modest length and thigh high slit are sexy but subtle, and a chest pocket adds a little detail. All you need is a fun pair of sandals.

Pack a bag and hit a safari trail in this functional Cargo Skirt. Pockets hold everything so you can hike in style. Pair it with a cool asymmetrical top in easy to wear jersey. A wide round neckline keeps you cool.

Soft and fluttery, this casual Layered Jersey Dress is pretty and feminine without being fussy. Nip in the loose silhouette with a skinny belt or leave it breezy.

Soft and roomy high waisted Safari Pants have runway style for an instant look. Just tuck in a simple jersey top and pair with some cutout oxfords for a chic menswear-meets-high fashion look.

Comfy jersey tops don’t have to be boring. The Knotted Keyhole Top has an alluring keyhole peeking out from an unusual knotted neckline. It’s fun to sew and cool to wear.

What looks like a trench at first glance is a fun little Cargo Coat with a short collar and surprise cargo pockets. It’s springy but warm, perfect for the late winter months.

Planning an outdoor hike or backpacking trip can make a cold weekend indoors a lot more fun. When you’re ready to pack your bags, this collection has all your traveling essentials!

Happy sewing!


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    Mar 22, 2014, 01.12 PMby Raw-Mama

    I am loving every thing about the safari collection

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    Mar 21, 2014, 12.03 AMby SaucySewist

    Love the moto jacket and safari pants. Wish they came in plus size. I’d look great on my Guzzi in these.

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    Mar 11, 2014, 08.19 AMby andreabu

    Is it possible to buy the whole collection in bulk? Anyone know? Thanks

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    Feb 6, 2014, 07.25 PMby ruthw

    This is the best Burda magazine in the last few years, in my opinion. And I’ve bought them all since 2011. I want to make almost everything in this one!

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    Jan 29, 2014, 05.44 PMby Danielka Ta

    I love the motto jacket. I’m itching to make one for spring with some crazy bold, floral suede.

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    Jan 29, 2014, 05.40 PMby nouvellegamine

    I keep thinking the Cargo Coat is too plain, but then I keep going back to it. It’s just lovely, especially the back. Oh course the knotted keyhole top is great, as well as the pleated pants. I really like the Cargo Pocket dress. The wide neck and shoulders help to balance the cargo pockets in the hips, even for a pear like me. Love it!

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      Jan 29, 2014, 06.01 PMby MrsCharisma

      The coat is very interesting I think!!! Not too plain. The cargo pocket dress is perfection. Love it.

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    Jan 29, 2014, 03.11 PMby MrsCharisma

    The asymmetrical top is on my dress form today, awaiting hemming. It is my FIRST EVER Burda Magazine pattern. The top is REALLY cute. It’s weird how it actually looks better on a “real” body than the modeled look…but it does.

    It is so cute that I really want to make another one! :) But how many of these can you own!

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    Jan 28, 2014, 06.06 PMby maxermoo

    I think I like everything about this collection and the presentation of it. GORGEOUS styling and such a beautiful, healthy model! I can’t pull off the paper bag waist pleated pants, but maybe someone else could. Love all the knits. These tops are must-have’s for sure, and great transition pieces for the spring.

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    Jan 28, 2014, 05.52 PMby tacomapat

    I think the asymmetrical top is amazing – it looks easy and so very interesting.

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    Jan 28, 2014, 05.17 PMby Anna101

    love this collection.

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    Jan 28, 2014, 01.49 PMby sallyskipunderthebed

    I love the styling and the pants, trench, v-neck shirt tail tunic dress, DARLING! That said, why is there a waist seam coupled with princess line when the princess line is created to fit the body WITHOUT the waist seam?? But then the waist seam could at least be eliminated on the side panels. All cute none-the-less!

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      Jan 29, 2014, 05.36 PMby nouvellegamine

      These patterns are from Burdastyle Magazine. The dress has a waist seam bc it also comes with a different skirt option. And the skirt portion can also be made as just a skirt (there’s a waistband pattern piece too.)
      The other collection will probably show up any day now :)

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    Jan 28, 2014, 09.12 AMby Inkstain1

    Looks to me as if the heading on the intro page for this collection about safety pins and Peter Pan collars is a left over from the Goth collection in the same mag. FYI, copyeditors…

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    Jan 28, 2014, 07.29 AMby Deanna31

    I love the asymmetrical top. It’s interesting but still simple and looks like fun to make

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    Jan 28, 2014, 04.06 AMby jenss-1

    There are some good basics here. I like the two Ts and the side ruched dress particularly (though I would probably go for a deep color rather than khaki). The pants, though…a nightmare returning from the early 1980s.

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    Jan 28, 2014, 01.30 AMby purplegoat

    I love the safari pants (although I’m well aware these pants will probably also draw much hate too :). Its good to see a few different pant styles coming through burda! The crop cargo/trench is also cute.

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    Jan 27, 2014, 10.11 PMby tika1210

    I like the Cargo Pocket Dress and the Knotted Keyhole Top. Both look like versatile garments and would look good in a solid colour. Beige is a very hard colour to wear and I can only wear it in the middle of summer when I am very brown myself otherwise it makes me look ill.

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      Jan 28, 2014, 07.28 AMby Deanna31

      Lol :)

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