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We’re falling in love with the color of autumn leaves, holly berries, apples, and other fall goodies: RED! Get ready for our favorite fashion season with sleek slacks, romantic dresses, and coats to keep you warm from the August 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Get a little folk style with the Lace-Up Dress. This romantic style has 3/4 sleeves and a low-cut V neckline tied with a bow for a look that’s flirty and sweet at the same time. Dress is finished with an empire waist and high collar. Make it in luxurious silk velvet for a dress with beautiful drape, then head out for a picnic in the autumn leaves.

If the tomboy look is more your style, you’ll love the Crewneck Sweater with zippered shoulders. This casual sweater is great for throwing on as an extra layer in the fall. Wear it with jeans, or throw it over a skirt and tank with boots. This thick sweater would be perfect for tailgating!

The Editorial Pants are a fall staple. These relaxed but professional pants have front pleats and front and back pockets, and are designed to be worn low-slung on the hips. Wear them with flats for a carefree look.

The Pleated Peplum Top has real architectural flair. The front pleat and peplum create lots of volume at the hip, which makes your waist look smaller and gives a nice hourglass silhouette. This top makes a statement with any outfit, from dark skinny jeans to business slacks. Use heavy silk fabric to give the pleats some body.

Make the chic Bootcut Pants in fabric with a little structure and sheen, like thick silk, and wear with pointy toe heels. This style is meant to slide down on the body during wear, but can be taken in at the waist for a closer fit.

Finish your outfit with the Long Sash Coat. This long belted style is perfect for minimalists, and the midi length and high collar keep you warm.

Keep it sweet and simple in the Bow Front Dress. A relaxed mini dress gets a little girlie style from an oversized tie wrapped in a bow, and feels luxurious in washed silk. This casual dress has pockets, so its perfect for every day or the office. The Bow Front Dress looks sweet paired with mary jane heels and colored tights.

Wear the Long Sleeve Blazer with skinny pants or slacks for a casual take on the power suit. Wide lapels have a slightly masculine look, so contrasting duchesse satin for a fun contrast.

This structured pleated dress is the kind of thing Duchess Kate Middleton might wear to a lunch meeting. Wear the classy Pleated V Neck Dress with pumps to look elegant and sophisticated. Use heavy silk fabric to give body to the pleats.

These nine patterns would look great at professional meetings, or any time you want to add a little polish to your look. Red is such a powerful color, and will give you an extra boost of confidence (especially in silk!).

Happy sewing!


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    Mar 25, 2014, 07.14 AMby ginaminton

    The pleated V-neck dress caught my attention.

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    Aug 27, 2013, 08.21 AMby hfbowers

    Are these patterns from a particular magazine? The magazine is hard to come by where I live in New Zealand but I would love to find it as this is the first collection I have seen in a long time where I would like to make them all!

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      Aug 28, 2013, 03.10 PMby nouvellegamine

      They’re in Burda’s August issue.

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    Aug 22, 2013, 12.14 AMby hinon

    I like all of these patterns (the sweatshirt least) even the lace-up dress, but would also have the bra problem with that one! Beautiful, the bootleg pants and blazer.

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    Aug 22, 2013, 12.13 AMby hinon

    I like all of these patterns (the sweatshirt least) even the lace-up dress, but would also have the bra problem with that one! Beautiful, the bootleg pants and blazer.

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    Aug 21, 2013, 02.21 AMby arisaid

    Love the blazer

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    Aug 20, 2013, 10.17 PMby miss-linda

    Thanks for some great patterns. I bought a piece of red/black heavy weight satin last month, with an evening top in mind, but didn’t know what to make. The peplum top will be the perfect design for it!

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    Aug 20, 2013, 04.24 PMby mad14kt

    AWESOMENESS = Pleated V Neck Dress & Pleated Peplum Top…FIESTA ;D

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    Aug 20, 2013, 01.08 PMby kisses

    Like all the styles except for that sweater…not really digging it. Cant wait to make those pants and that pleated peplum top

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    Aug 20, 2013, 09.21 AMby cupandpenny

    That pleated v-neck dress is very Kate Middleton indeed!

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    Aug 20, 2013, 06.11 AMby nkaiy

    The pleated peplum is so lovely and that last dress too.

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    Aug 20, 2013, 03.52 AMby purplegoat

    Some really interesting patterns here (except for the crushed velvet lace up number – eeeek!) The pants especially look like a universally flattering pattern. Love the peplum top, but I’d have to alter to make it symmetrical (which probably misses the point of the pattern!)

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    Aug 20, 2013, 12.55 AMby kicciripp

    loving the colour!

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    Aug 19, 2013, 10.40 PMby nouvellegamine

    The pleated peplum top is so gorgeous. I love the asymmetrical peplum!

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    Aug 19, 2013, 09.07 PMby Tiffany Phares

    I really like the pleated v neck dress-so pretty!

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