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This collection from the June 2011 issue of BurdaStyle features lots of lightweight patterns perfect for summer months. There is even one men’s pattern in the mix! All instructions have been updated.


This collarless linen shirt for men features shorter sleeves and a loose, “hippy” fit. Perfect for a beach wedding!


Short shorts feature checks with little binding bands at the hem and side pockets.


These short shorts with shaped waistband and classic pleats. Sweet and simple!


These lightweight trousers feature five pockets along with a zip and closure button in the front. They have a trendy flare silhouette.


This collarless linen dress features 3/4 sleeves and a front slit at the neckline and the hemline – to be worn with either shorts, pants or a swimsuit!


Time to hit the pool! This swimsuit covers in all the right places with mid rise bottoms and an adorable ruffled top. Mix and match prints, or make it in bright red or black for a more retro look.


This mini sun dress with plunging v-neckline and small cap sleeves has a lovely a-line fit.


This v-neck shirt is made out of imitation leather with laser cut flower designs. It’s a cross between having sleeves and not having any. You can also choose to make this in a simple cotton or linen fabric.


This linen shirt dress features a button placket at the waist and 3/4-length sleeves as well as front-gathered shoulder seams.


This collarless linen shirt with forward shoulder seams features 3/4 sleeves and a slight v-neck.


This strapless mini dress features a “bubble” hem, which is gathered underneath the dress. You can choose to add a waistband to accentuate the waistline.


This a-line sundress is light and airy. It features a v-neckline with a slight gather and small cap sleeves. Easy to sew!

Happy Sewing!


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    Sep 9, 2015, 12.01 AMby MeggyR

    Adore these wonderful summer dresses.

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    Sep 5, 2015, 03.50 PMby sewing fanatic

    fun lighthearted fashions there ;)

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    Sep 4, 2015, 05.06 PMby AColourfulCanvas

    I can’t seem to link to the linen shirt dress. Can you check that out please?

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      Sep 4, 2015, 05.34 PMby burdastyle

      Hi there, I just noticed that as well. This is fixed now :)


      The BurdaStyle Team

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    Sep 4, 2015, 11.09 AMby chandini

    nice dress

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    Sep 3, 2015, 09.13 PMby Connie Lawson

    Shouldn’t you state these are previously published patterns under different names?

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      Sep 4, 2015, 01.52 AMby Franci Kettman

      Hi Connie, when you click on the word “This” in the descriptions it is a hyperlink that takes you to the pattern. These are dated 2011.

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      Sep 4, 2015, 03.55 AMby burdastyle

      Hi there Connie, you are correct these patterns were already on the site and from the 06/2011 issue as stated in the intro. We simply updated the instructions and more so highlighted them on the blog.

      Thanks, and hope you enjoy these patterns!

      The BurdaStyle Team

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