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Set off on your travels this season! But don’t forget to do it in style and comfort. We bring you the latest pattern from burda style magazine’s March 2013 issue that focuses on travel friendly designs with s spicy twist. They’re comfortable, casual, and of course chic!

This Cowl Top is nice and relaxed. The lurex shine and cowl neck give it a touch of class. These sporty Traveler Trousers are really something special, thanks to their unusual details. They are wide at the top and narrower towards the ankle, with short zippers in the lower side seams. In addition to the hip pockets, they have traveler pockets on the upper legs.

A blazer can be as wonderfully uncomplicated as this "Blazer Jacket ":http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/blazer-jacket-032013. It has just a hint of a lapel, and is made of practical linen blend with fringed edges.

Feel good in this curry-colored linen Shirt Blouse with tabs on the sleeves and hem. We love it worn with these Shorts. These canvas shorts with the contour waistband and hip yoke pockets are the ideal match to your favorite top. Easy to fit into any travel bag!

This gem is well worth discovering. The mustard-colored canvas Cape is both practical and feminine with its raglan seams, drawstring at the raised waist, and casual metal zipper. This Maxi-Skirt, made of linen, looks even better with the cape than jeans do. It’s bell-shaped cut allows for daring steps.

Wherever you are – in this Long Shirt dress with a belt at the waist and long side slits you will cut a good figure! These narrow Trousers with wide turn-ups are the perfect accompaniment to a top. The sewn-on flap pockets are a practical feature, handy for storing little keepsakes.

Butterflies in your stomach? No wonder, in this Cardigan made of cinnamon-colored, shiny lurex jersey with a low-cut neckline and gathers at the front. This Ruffled Skirt looks so sweet and casual. Though very easy to make, there is nothing ordinary about it, with its self-made fringed ruffles on the hem.

Happy Sewing!


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    May 19, 2013, 10.30 AMby liliv-1

    I like this collection very much. The Traveler Trousers have a very unusuall and interesting design. The blazer has interesting details such as the collar and the fridge. The cardigan is very romantic and stylish. Personally I bought this issue for the cape which is gorgeous in my opinion.

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    Mar 22, 2013, 05.53 AMby conejitoasesino

    I actually lile this collection. For me the choice of colors are attrocious. Amd the fabrocs too. But I like the sporty ease of the classic pieces. The styling is a bit off but it doesn’t stop me from imagining how the clothes would work for me. I do wish they were patterns avail for larger sizes. Maybe then I would actually buy some. Lol!

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    Mar 21, 2013, 02.42 AMby purplegoat

    I actually really love the cape/jacket (is that a capcket?) but not in that horrible mustard linen looking fabric – would look gorgeous in a soft blush flowy fabric. The maxi skirt is also quite cute (just not teamed with sneakers and a voluminous top) – a bold stripe fabric would be cool….

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    Mar 15, 2013, 04.32 AMby erinallan

    The ugliness that is Burda never ceases to amaze me.

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    Mar 14, 2013, 05.56 AMby avjames

    I am going to attempt enlarging the Traveler Trousers to fit me, because they are awesome, wish me luck!

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    Mar 14, 2013, 02.46 AMby StylishMimi

    The patterns themselves are not the real issue. Just change the fabrication and styling to your own liking. For instance the cape is fabulous with faux leather leggings or a great skinny jean!

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    Mar 13, 2013, 07.31 PMby Mrs. Brunner

    What is going on with Burda lately. I hardly get any inspiration from the site anymore.

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    Mar 13, 2013, 02.47 PMby Salwa Khodair

    what is this guys? I stopped buying the magazine since long time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Mar 13, 2013, 02.43 PMby kellytuttle

    Yikes. To me that looks like a bunch of wrinkly and baggy old lady clothes.

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    Mar 13, 2013, 12.47 PMby jemmahorsley

    ‘Spice up your life’ yeah right, this is one of the most boring collections I have seen. Nothing fashionable, everything looks so dated. I feel like they are just recycling the old patterns. Some of the pieces could be nice but the way its all been put together is a big miss. It’s so mismatched like the cape with the maxi skirt or the sparkly red gathered top with the summery yellow skirt. Lastly I don’t think much of this collection would travel well unless you packed an iron too.

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    Mar 13, 2013, 12.12 PMby patty72

    werry disapointing collection – again.

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    Mar 13, 2013, 07.54 AMby textilet

    Sorry guys- boring and to me a little old fashioned And what is it with that cape??? I think it is the most hideous thing ever!! If I was pushed I might “quite” like the orange shirt! Usually Burda have more creative lines that can be worn by all sizes with slight adjustments.

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    Mar 13, 2013, 03.29 AMby sugarie

    I agree with Nikolene—Burda leaves out us size 14+ girls. We love your patterns but they exclude us. Please start including your patterns in larger sizes. We certainly would love to make and wear them.

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      Mar 14, 2013, 02.38 AMby StylishMimi

      I too am in the same size range. Try altering the patterns according to your measurements. That works for me.

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      Mar 14, 2013, 05.59 AMby avjames

      I’ve had some success enlarging and printing the patterns a little, and then getting the remainder of the larger size by altering the pattern. Just don’t blow it up the whole way to suit your measurements or it will be too long!

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    Mar 13, 2013, 02.31 AMby chanel2005

    Too boring, its the same looking patterns in every issue, how about some more difficult designs, some designs we see from the ready to wear collections from Paris, Milan, New York and London which just finished. Like someone else wrote more drool worthy clothes, please! Another thing the maxi skirt and the big bulky jacket does not go well together, its just too much fabric up the top and on the bottom, i haven’t bought any new magazines because all patterns just look like the previous ones.

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    Mar 13, 2013, 01.44 AMby PinupGal

    Not at all a fan of this collection, seems drab and boring, no wow factor what so ever. Definitely my least favorite!

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    Mar 12, 2013, 09.04 PMby Nikolene

    These patterns are ALL fabulous! I wish that they came in bigger sizes, however…once again, Burda leaves out us size 14+ girls. Such a shame that you haven’t learned to do “all sizes included” patterns.

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      Mar 14, 2013, 05.59 AMby avjames

      I’ve had some success altering them for my size :)

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    Mar 12, 2013, 08.56 PMby jadedseas

    Need better photos of the pants and shorts… both are just hiding under long shirts. The shorts don’t look so comfy in the croch…

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    Mar 12, 2013, 07.52 PMby craftycatgal

    I find the cuts of these patterns to have a ‘homemade’ feel, which I don’t really like.

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    Mar 12, 2013, 07.14 PMby RRivers

    Nope, don’t like this collection. The Blooming Dreams: 11 Styles collection (http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d097ebbb7a3ae93e4f69dfa7d&id=7953f4fb59&e=fb6c4b40e0) was way better than this one. This collection looks too thrown together and sloppy.

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      Mar 12, 2013, 07.32 PMby GeraniumLane

      Omg! Totally agree! I understand that a % of sewers want artistic/alternative design but a huge proportion don’t mind the classics reinterpreted to reflect current fashion. A lot of us don’t just sew because we love it, but because the cost of high quality fashion is prohibitive in these post-gfc times. Check out the runways & give us something that is drool-worthy, like last years Alberta Feretti dress.

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    Mar 12, 2013, 06.16 PMby seamonkee

    Excited to see pants with details. I don’t really wear dresses.

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    Mar 12, 2013, 06.16 PMby ell-in-or

    I like the gathered cardi, but I think the ruffle skirt is too junior dept for me. The two pairs of trousers are cute. The long shirt/dress is interesting – a less asian-y cheongsam and not as tight. I’m not quite sure where I’d wear it though.

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