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For those who love old Hollywood boudoir inspired garb, or have a nostalgic flare when it comes to dressing, you’re in for a treat! This new patterns may just get your heart racing! Read on…

And the patterns:

Some Like it Hot: Strapless twist dress. Another take on the twisted hem dress— this one is a great day-to-night option and is made up entirely of rectangles. There is no pattern download for this project, see the instructions tab to measure out the rectangular pattern pieces yourself.

Pretty in Pink: Blouse with silk flower detail. Try this in a lightweight silk chiffon or rayon. If you use a transparent fabric you can layer this billowy blouse over a camisole or bustier.

The Great Escape: Blouse with ruffled trim. If you have any pretty ruffled trim laying around that you just don’t know what to do with— you can apply it to this sweet blouse. It would also be a nice minimalist blouse if you leave out the trim detail. If you’re loving the whole ensemble, check out the satin wide-leg trousers pattern too.

Dinner at Eight Tank dress with trim. If you’re loving a neutral color palate, this simple dress pattern is lovely cut from nude colored fabric and trim. I would opt for a more dense lace so it is not so sheer, and make the bottom lace detail a bit shorter. The dress alone, without the lace, could also make a nice LBD if you add a little bit of length to the hem.

I Kiss Your Hand, Madame: Lace Kimono. If you have a flare for drama then you may want to make yourself a lace kimono. The shape is comfortable and flattering and would translate well in silks too.

Gone with the Wind: Overalls dress with trim. This lilac overalls dress with pockets and utilitarian and cute. Again, this could stand alone without the trim as a sweet day dress if you drop the hemline a touch. Try it in toile, cotton lawn or washed silk.

Masculine, Feminine: Double breasted jacket. For a androgynous silhouette a double breasted jacket cut for a woman can make for a fun staple to wear over a LBD or even with matching trousers.

Arsenic and Old lace: Lace dress. Many of you were asking for a pattern for a lace dress— now here’s one you can layer lace over a solid fabric for an elegant look. The shape of this pattern is interesting too, you can play around with the sides, try making them in a different color for an hourglass look.


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    Apr 9, 2012, 05.58 PMby varenoea

    A long time ago (about 10 years) you guys had a pattern in your magazine that looked very much like a collarless corsair jacket – with buttons on the side, etc. You called it “Dandy style”. If you want to bring up romantic patterns, why not bring that one back?

    If you brought that back, I’d think about buying it. All that stuff above is a bit too plain for me…

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    Apr 8, 2012, 09.41 PMby milkyway

    too plain

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    Apr 4, 2012, 03.44 PMby reneevk311

    lace kimono!!!!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 01.49 PMby filasoie

    I love a strapless and twist dress. It’s so lovely! Sorry that i am new and inesperimented. I would have liked to sew it for myself.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 09.26 AMby toesocklove

    all clothes and models looking classic ^^

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    Aug 13, 2011, 06.27 AMby cloff

    These aren’t vintage…

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    Jul 30, 2011, 06.41 PMby Sanne K. Astrid

    I love the last photo. But in burdastyle magazine it looks so much better. bad photo edit in my opinion.

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    Jul 17, 2011, 12.21 PMby Elisha Rose

    A very lovely collection.

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    Jul 15, 2011, 03.41 PMby nyphertiti

    Wow, they’re all sooooo pretty. But those satin wide leg trousers are to-die-for. Definitely going on my ‘to do’ list~

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    Jul 14, 2011, 01.51 AMby applesofavalon

    I’m loving them all, especially the strapless twist dress and lace kimono! Beautiful designs!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 10.42 PMby gibbylet

    I’m planning on making that last lace dress, not in a hurry since I haven’t sewn with lace before, so I will probably try it with some other fabric variant first. Time to renew my subscription too :)

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    Jul 13, 2011, 05.30 PMby PlainJain

    I am once again SO INSPIRED! I love seeing the nostalgic styles and how they can still be pulled off in today’s modern society. I really want to try the lace dress!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 12.25 PMby kimberleejean

    That Kimono is AMAZING.

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    Jul 13, 2011, 08.59 AMby spagirl23

    Love the kimono and arsenic and old lace dress.

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    Jul 13, 2011, 07.42 AMby mno0oma

    wooooow very nice

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    Jul 12, 2011, 09.09 PMby mje2009

    I love them!! I really like the color scheme too.
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    Jul 12, 2011, 08.05 PMby danired

    I love these. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Jul 12, 2011, 07.06 PMby nouvellegamine

    i love burda’s romantic designs. the great escape top & pants are amazing, as well as the lace kimono. i love how it’s styled over shorts, although i’d wear flat sandals with it. and the lace dress is lovely too. i’d probably make it in a solid color, but bc i have wide hips if i did color block it, the middle & hip piece would be dark & the sleeves light or the middle hips could be in white & the sleeves could be in a super bright color. but i like the versatility. a lot of my friend have the opposite body type & they could just reverse the colors to enhance themselves :D great job on providing summer patterns for those of us who’d love wear something other than tank tops!

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    Jul 12, 2011, 04.48 PMby anneecharri

    adore the “pretty in pink” and “great escape” outfits!!!! I’ve added this edition of Burdastyle to my stash for future projects – definately need more holidays from work :)

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    Jul 12, 2011, 03.58 PMby denecier1

    I really like the dinner at 8 dress. I would line the lace-only arms and hem line with a chiffon or other beautiful fabric…especially in this neutral skin-tone color. This dress color would make me look naked! LOL!

    I would have to choose another color, for sure!

    I think its a gorgeous chemise!

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    Jul 12, 2011, 03.56 PMby denecier1

    Regarding the arsenic and old lace dress…..I think the specific lines would make a person’s hips look very wide. It would not be good for a person who has a big behind or wide hips. It would be great for a pencil-thin person who is trying to add shape to their figure.

    It is lovely but people really need to look for a shape and lines that is best for their shape and not accentuating the lines they don’t want highlighted!


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    Jul 12, 2011, 01.42 PMby aleah

    I love the arsenic and Old lace dress! I’d cut some length off it to make it more youthful, but it looks great nevertheless.

    OH and then I’d love a lace blazer! Stunning.

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    Jul 12, 2011, 12.07 PMby Shannon Grech

    beautiful clothes, beautiful model!

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