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Photorealistic prints make these tees, skirts, and a dress with a surprise back cut out simply out of this world. These patterns are from the August 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.


This satin Back Cut Out Dress is out of this world. A high low hem and boat neckline are sweet and refined, but it’s finished with a surprise back cut out. Demure but sexy!


A modern scuba knit fabric emphasizes the clean cut and boxy silhouette of this flared sleeve Swing Jacket. It stands slightly away from the body and has a cute Peter Pan collar.


Mix and match solids and prints in this figure hugging Diagonal Stripe Dress. Tiny cap sleeves and a knee length will make this your go to feminine dress, especially in an unusual trendy color scheme.


A photorealistic print and unexpected placement take the Godet Skirt in a whole new direction. This skirt puts the pleats on one side for a fresh and modern look. Use a print or color block it.


Color block this cap sleeve tee or switch it up with solids and metallics. Use darker fabric for the side panels for a slimming effect.


This Tank Dress is seamed in between a natural and drop waist for structure. Hip pockets and wide tank straps have a minimalist look that has a little structure in a scuba knit or other high tech fabric. A great dress for the office!


The Inset Pleated Maxi Skirt is a challenging make with beautiful results. A photorealistic inset fabric looks like a movie or illusion when it’s pleated. This is a statement making skirt for summer that’s well worth the effort.

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Shorts can be worn in cooler weather… just use a luxe fabric like velveteen and wear with some sheer tights if it’s chilly. Pair these classic cut shorts with a the boxy Split Neck Top.


Show some leg in this Founced Pencil Skirt with a slit and asymmetrical flounce. The ruffled effect is easier than you think and creates a flirty style.

These designs have surprise details that look modern in a photorealistic print, but they’re just as unique in colorblocked shades like black and rust. Try a new shape, and happy sewing!


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    Jul 21, 2014, 02.14 PMby KristinHannon

    Ahhh please tell where the fabric is from in the Flounced Pencil Skirt! I love that print. I think this collection has a lot of potential in many fabric types.

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