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Whether it’s a fancy occasion or even a wedding…you will need something nice to wear! Here are some wonderful plus size patterns from the February 2013 issue of burda style magazine. Your outfit should be sensuous and luxurious, something really special. These designs are just that!

This beautiful Suit Jacket is made from piqué that is so chic! Not only is the fabric classy, but other little details such as the ribbon on the jacket shoulders and pockets make this garment special. What better to finish off the suit than a pair of Cuffed Trousers. The cuffed hemline and front creases give these trousers a refined look.

This Dress would make a lovely bridesmaid dress, or even a dress to wear to the wedding! You will be beaming in this cowl-neck satin dress with fine pleats on the shoulder. The shoulder pleats create a little petal sleeve that is oh so flattering.

If you’re not the dress type this satin Lace Top with a pair of matching Silk Trousers will still make you one beautiful bride! What is especially seductive about the top is the wide, ornate lace sleeves on top. But you can easily transform this top into a dress as well, just lengthen the hemline for an equally outstanding dress. The silk trousers are as dressy as can be! They are slightly flared at the bottom and are fitted with a waistband and darts. They are just radiating with refined elegance.

This Cowl Dress is for the bride who dares to celebrate her day more simply. This sleeveless cowl-necked sheath dress is not gleaming for attention. It could also make a lovely summer dress, but its wonderful metallic-effect fabric truly transforms it into a real gem!

We love this festive Coat in pink and gold matelassé, it’s gorgeous! The main features of this coat are its standing collar and low waist seam. You need something nice to wear over your dress.

The perfect match to any great pair of strappy heels is this sexy form-fitting Princess Seam Dress made in stretch satin. The elaborate bust seam sections on the dress add great detail!

Happy Sewing!


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    Apr 21, 2015, 04.55 PMby Alice Johnson

    I’ve always dreamed of having a such dress for my wedding. This dress is stunning, unique, yet has a touch of tradition with the white flow to the bottom of the gown. Beautifully photographed too! PS, I’ve booked my daughter’s dress from HouseOfBrides.com this upcoming may. I absolutely loved this dress from the moment I seen it. <3

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    Jan 31, 2013, 06.52 PMby sue2010

    Cute styles, nice details, no elastic waists… …still to small for me though.

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    Jan 30, 2013, 09.34 AMby bubbley74

    .How many women our size do you know wear shiny fitted dresses .Love the cover up coat though

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    Jan 29, 2013, 06.19 PMby caterpillarpeacock

    It would be so nice if just ONCE Burdastyle would sew up their plus collection in the largest size in the range, rather than the smallest. To me, it looks like a lot of the models are once again, slightly too small for the clothing they are wearing. There’s just no excuse for this. None.

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    Jan 29, 2013, 05.08 PMby textilet

    I have to say I like these- most of them have potential one way or another- however I’m not sure that I will use so much satin- a bit too much of a shine for me- but they look good if you can carry it off!

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    Jan 29, 2013, 03.59 PMby Camilla Lyons

    Can’t wait to try them all!

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    Jan 29, 2013, 10.51 AMby avjames

    Some winners, what a great collection! Can’t wait to try some of them out.

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    Jan 29, 2013, 04.15 AMby auntchelle

    A much better collection. Did anyone else notice that the tech drawing and the image for the lace top don’t match? In the photo there’s a waistband but there isn’t on on the tech drawing. Also one is princess seamed and the other has darts and pleats. Completely different garment. I wonder which is correct? Can someone with a magazine look to see if it’s princess seamed? (Yes, it makes a difference whether is looks good – or not – on me!) I thought I could make this in more casual style fabric. Otherwise I really like the sleeveless cowl dress.

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      Jan 29, 2013, 10.50 AMby avjames

      It’s just a belt in the same fabric that’s been added to the top, isn’t it?

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      Jan 29, 2013, 02.03 PMby Karani

      They are the same … And it is a princess line … Just hard to see the seams in the cream fabric :)

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      Jan 30, 2013, 12.47 AMby auntchelle

      Thanks! The waist must be cinched in a bit because they really look like pleats in the bottom half. And the seam must really disappear in the bottom 1/3 of the ‘skirt’. You can’t see it at all. Knowing there’s a belt that I don’t have to make is great news.

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    Jan 28, 2013, 06.48 PMby Meldbombs

    What is the sizing for plus sizes?

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    Jan 27, 2013, 08.53 PMby ruthiesews

    Love the lace top, the cowl dress and the coat .

    But why is it that Burda can’t seem to present more Plus Size patterns for the most neglected and most misunderstood category of Plus Sizes, that of the " Inverted Triangle " body type ??

    I’m talking about all of us " top heavy " gals, who have major issues with our big shoulders and busts, and cannot find patterns that adapt to our needs. And must I say, that we are tired of looking like " Dallas Cowboy linebackers " in our clothes !

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    Jan 26, 2013, 05.06 PMby tmcguire

    BEAUTIFUL! I FINALLY actually love a few pieces of plus! That pique two-piece, cowl dress and coat…GORGEOUS!

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    Jan 26, 2013, 02.36 PMby thaack

    Good job Burdastyle. You choose beautiful plus-sized models and put them in some amazing clothes. I’m adding the lace top to my 2013 wardrobe collection!

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    Jan 26, 2013, 01.07 PMby frularsson

    Love the Cowl dress. I could imagine to make it in a pale grey color and shorten it to just above the knee. Then i would wear it at the office with a nice cardigan/jacket and feel fab.

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    Jan 26, 2013, 12.26 PMby conejitoasesino

    The models are still rather thin for plus size but the clothes fit them well and look beautiful. The puffy sleeve dress is rather too “Sixteen Candles” for me but the lace top and sheath dress are divine! The jacket and pants are wonderful too. Well done Burda!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 11.29 AMby freakusbzzz

    I think this is the first magazine shoot where they have actually used squishaliscious girls. Normally the girls are on the under side of curvey or upper side of average.

    Styles look great and the girls look fab. A true representation of what the made up items will actually look like.

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    Jan 24, 2013, 06.45 PMby alekat

    i really like the suit at the top. really nice!

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    Jan 24, 2013, 04.24 PMby sewsweetviolets

    This is a very good collection, flattering and varying in style and cut. Nothing frumpy, good job.

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    Jan 24, 2013, 04.21 PMby krunamagiar

    aww,… good looking women and wonderful dresses…n coats

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