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This beginner friendly collection has your summer necessities. From knit running shorts to a surprisingly easy to sew wrap dress, these are your new everyday favorites. These patterns are from the July 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.


There’s so much more to this Wrap Dress than meets the eye. It’s a beginner friendly pattern, but the wrapped design looks intricate and impressive. A perfect project to start getting compliments on your sewing!


Casual Animal Print Trousers are more fun than leggings or jeans. The fold over waistband is comfy and adjustable with large pockets at the hip.


This super easy skirt has an asymmetrical hem for interest and a fold over waistband for a customizable, hip hugging fit. You’ll never want to take it off.


Baggy pants are made glam and stylish with tiger print fabric. Sew up these summery pants in a snap with an easy to fit elastic waistband and deep pockets.

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Color block your favorite summer shades to make these super easy Fold Over Trousers your own. They’re just right for the weekend with the Sheer Top. It’s is cut extra long so you can wear it with leggings or as a swim cover up. You could also sew it in fine stretch jersey for an everyday tee.


Make weekend dressing a cinch in this all-in-one Romper. The strapless style stays up easily with elastic and a drawstring waistband.

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Bum around for the weekend in an Oversized Top with an asymmetrical neckline for interest. It’s a fun and trendy project for beginners that you’ll actually want to wear. Pair them with these jersey Shorts for a super comfortable outfit.


An asymmetrical tee that slips off the shoulder is an easy breezy look for summer. The wide neckline keeps you cool in hot weather and is understated but alluring.


Sporty meets professional in a Sweatshirt Sport Coat. This jacket is cut with long darts for a feminine fit and besom pockets.


This jersey Wrap Top is for those days you feel like wearing a tee shirt but want something more interesting. Ties wrap around the waist for a more figure conscious shape and some detail.


This Day Dress has peekaboo style with a long slit at the front bust. Dare to bare over a bikini, or wear a contrast color camisole underneath for a little pop of color and more coverage. The mini length is cool for summer days.

Cute and casual outfits for lazy days are just as important to summer style as those floral sundresses and bikinis. This collection is wonderful for beginners, but simple jersey patterns can also be a much needed break for advanced sewers! Enjoy these relaxing outfits.

Happy sewing!


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    Dec 8, 2014, 03.24 AMby RomRom

    Makes me want to walk to the beach in these clothes!

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    Jun 23, 2014, 09.28 AMby karancsi

    My favourite is the jersey Wrap Top, i’d make it for the office with long sleeves, in a dark jewel-tone…

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    Jun 20, 2014, 02.58 PMby Brenda Verastique

    I love all of these. This collection is all of me

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    Jun 20, 2014, 05.02 AMby sewing fanatic

    totally love comfortable :P

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    Jun 20, 2014, 03.53 AMby purplegoat

    Love all of these – will have to try and get my hands on this back issue!

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      Jun 24, 2014, 03.14 PMby calendar

      I agree, I’m going to have to try and get this old issue! So many comfy patterns!

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