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This great new pattern collection from the July issue of burda style magazine is inspired by the 1920s, and we love all the dropped waist silhouettes and features. Make yourself a glamorous dress for a special occasion or the perfect summer day dress!

The Roaring Twenties is a collection of dresses that will bring you back to the days of speakeasys and the Charleston. These trending styles are a nod to Gatsby and Fitzgerald with a modern spin. In this collection we see many straight silhouettes with dropped waistlines and godets. These dresses have great style and would make a perfect outfit that you could wear in summer as well as transition into fall. This collection also features distinctive designs for different body types.

This Bow Front Dress features an oversized bow and attached skirt. Best of all, it has functional side seam pockets!

This easy to make Side Slit Dress is a great summertime piece. Fall in love with the simple design and that high side slit! This piece would work great as a poolside coverup or the perfect dress for daytime activities.

The Color Block Dress features many panels that work great for color blocking. We love how this dress has a sash effect with the low waist band and side godet insert. You could wear this dress for many different occasions and always be in style.

Cowl Neck Dress . This lovely dress features wide swinging godets that add movement to the hemline. The side inserts could also look great in a contrasting colored fabric.

We love this retro chic Mondrian Dress . The dress is reminiscent of a Mondrian painting with the bright color blocking. We are also crazy about the attached pleated skirt and side button placket, it adds a great detail.

This Front Pleat Dress is easy to wear and has great style. It features a large front pleat that gives the illusion of a wrap dress and. You could wear this style all summer long and we think it would look great in the fall worn with tights.

The Godet Dress has great features; neck tie, short sleeves and godet inserts. This dress also looks great with a dropped waist belt, and the flowy silhouette breezes in the wind while you walk down the street. Wear it for a special dinner or as a gorgeous day dress.

This Pleat Skirt Dress has a unique two-piece look with a pleated skirt and collared shirt. We love the effortless style of this dress and think that it will nicely transition into your fall wardrobe.

The styles from this 1920s inspired collection are very trendy and easy to wear. Take your self back to the roaring twenties and enjoy these retro patterns.

Happy Sewing!


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    Jul 8, 2012, 06.29 PMby abcameo

    Many thanks for the reply. I did find an online shop which sells individual issues and went ahead and purchased July. I really love this styles and am looking forward to receiving the mag. I’ve used one Burda patterns—it was a download—but I own a couple more regular envelope patterns and am holding on till I find the right fabric for them.

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    Jul 7, 2012, 02.23 PMby abcameo

    Can I buy this as a single issue of the magazine? Are all patterns included in the magazine? I don’t want to download these. Thanks for any replies.

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      Jul 7, 2012, 04.23 PMby sewingfan1

      It’s this month’s edition of burda (july) and i’m pretty sure the ones above are all in there. If you can find a store in USA that sells them (usually big magazine stores or haberdashery shops stock them) then you could just buy this month’s. Not sure if you’ve used burda mags before but you’ll need tracing paper to trace out the pattern pieces as they all come on one sheet.

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    Jul 6, 2012, 02.25 PMby Saeriu

    Major crush for all of them except the last one. Love them!

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    Jul 6, 2012, 03.33 AMby emmajoy23

    Wow! Awesome dresses! I am a person who loves to collect fashion clothes. Especially dresses and with smooth quality of material. I have seen this dresses too conservative but exotic styles http://www.davidnieper.co.uk I want to have all kinds of dresses. From casual to rugged. :)

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    Jul 5, 2012, 09.19 AMby adriennee

    I love the dress, but am wondering if the photographed Godet dress is the same as the pattern? I am looking for the flat centre area, but photo looks to meet at a centre point? Is it based on Vionnet? I did a Vionnet reproduction for my final work in Costume, and this has a look of that dress , with side inserts and and a varied hang of the circles in the skirt.
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      Jul 8, 2012, 10.23 AMby adriprints

      It’s the same as the photographed pattern. I looked closer and you can see very faintly there are two seams on both sides of center.

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    Jul 5, 2012, 02.39 AMby nouvellegamine

    As for which kind of bodies look great in these dresses, i think most bodies do. Check out Louise Brooks who was a pear shape or any heavily illustrated Chanel biography- for every Chanel type, there were also her curvy, pear, & hourglass friends wearing similar styles. Also, Monroe in “Some Like it Hot” to see a different body type in 20s inspired dresses.

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    Jul 5, 2012, 02.34 AMby nouvellegamine

    i am in love with these dresses. i’m going to sew them up & pretend i’m Louise Brooks, Coco, and Daisy Buchanan all rolled into one! practicing my Charleston right now

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    Jul 5, 2012, 02.29 AMby isabelchun

    Wow! I’ve been looking for the Mondrian dress pattern.

    Its a perfect knockoff of a Prada Fall 2011 rtw dress.

    The Prada dress:http://www.allaboutmodels.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/prada-01-Anais-Pouliot.jpg

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    Jul 4, 2012, 03.55 PMby von-nation

    Lovely patterns for Summer! I wouldn’t mind making the side split dress or godet dress.

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    Jul 4, 2012, 12.33 PMby lincatz

    Ina Rose: The older woman of the 1920’s wasn’t shy about dropped waists, fluttery godets in her skirts or the straight line silhouette of the upper body. The older woman of the jazz/radio age was thrilled to lose the heavy boned and laced corsets, corset covers, basques, bodices, polonaises, petticoats, underskirts, overskirts and whatever else she was saddled with back when she was young. She would have loved light as a feather silk and rayon summer frocks. All dresses were called “frocks” back then to contrast them with the heavier dresses of the just-past Victorian era. No older woman would have felt an ounce of nostalgia for the clothes she wore as a girl. She also would have eagerly embraced the ideas of health, physical activity and social engagement that she wouldn’t have had in the mid to late 1800’s. To say the 1920’s were revolutionary for all women would be an understatement. Women of all ages embraced both the social changes and the changes in fashion that were a result of the changes in the social status of women. A blouse and pleated skirt would be a wardrobe basic for women of all ages in the 1920’s. For evening a fluttering godet skirted dress with yards of crystal beads would have been her first choice also. Her daughter might have picked a bright sunny yellow or candy pink while mom would have chosen a more mature bright blue or purple or deep burgundy -grandma was advised to pick “darker plums, deeper blues and the sedatetone and hues most becoming on her complexion” to quote a McCall’s magazine of the era.

    I have a large collection of “Delineator” and “McCall’s” magazines from the era. All were aimed at the average middle class woman of the era and all said the number one fashion mistake for the older woman was to “not embrace the new looks and new shapes. Nothing will age you faster than clinging to your stays (corsets), long skirts, laces and mauves. Embrace the changes of the modern radio age.” There are photos of women of all ages in light weight dropped waist dresses saying that they were the height of freedom and femininity no matter what the woman’s age -even grey haired grandmothers are shown wearing dresses like cowl neck or color block dress.

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    Jul 4, 2012, 07.37 AMby Julian Sorel

    This collection is really awesome. Like almost all the dresses! And they look so wearable too. Although Mondrian dress has more of a 60’s vibe to me.

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    Jul 4, 2012, 05.41 AMby bonobo

    they are all outstanding, good job Ils sont tous magnifiques, quel beau travail cheres modelistes


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    Jul 4, 2012, 05.41 AMby bonobo

    they are all outstanding, good job Ils sont tous magnifiques, quel beau travail cheres modelistes


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    Jul 4, 2012, 02.33 AMby InaRose

    These patterns are wonderful for the young woman, but what about the matron? What was she wearing in the ’20s?

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    Jul 4, 2012, 02.11 AMby PoshGirlFriday

    Love all of them!

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    Jul 4, 2012, 01.14 AMby Moonecho

    I love that Godet dress! I’m just not sure it’s right for my body shape. I’m a little curvy.

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    Jul 4, 2012, 12.08 AMby jennyrecorder

    The Godet dress is mine, now, who is going to make it for me?!!!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 11.53 PMby rocix

    really nice! spetially Color Block dress, and Godet Dress! lovely!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 11.12 PMby sartarehare

    My favorite decade. Always waiting for these!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 09.53 PMby staciejung

    Sorry, brown and blue.

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    Jul 3, 2012, 09.52 PMby staciejung

    Don’t really like the more contrasting color blocking. Defeats the subtle lines and softness of the design and fabrics. The grey and blue is beautiful.

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    Jul 3, 2012, 09.51 PMby clareh

    Yes, gorgeous and perfect for a hot summer. I don’t know which to make first!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 08.24 PMby Vanessa Leigh


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      Jul 3, 2012, 09.54 PMby staciejung

      Looking at your pretty face, and fun glasses, you’d be perfect for these.

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    Jul 3, 2012, 08.13 PMby krdrox

    I love all these. Hoping to find time to make at least one!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 08.01 PMby Red Point Tailor

    I love 1920’s and 1930’s – it is very inspiring issue.

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    Jul 3, 2012, 07.39 PMby maidenjane

    I love this collection! Wow – you might not even need to wear Spanx with these!

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