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Go sight seeing in elegant style with this collection in camel, pastels, and metallics. Long lines and soft details fit into the beautiful architecture of Greek Islands. These patterns are from the August 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.


A Cape with Lapels is so much more fun than a peacoat. This style has front pockets and the classic lapel styling of a blazer. The chic way to cover up.


Trendy without being over the top, this lovely Cut Out Dress has a “mullet” hemline that’s longer at the back than the front and a cut out in the back. The cut out is adjustable with a drawstring so you can customize your coverage.


Metallic fabric takes this little Mini Skirt to the next level. It sits at the natural waist and has a pleated A line shape and narrow waistband. Tuck in a simple top for a fun party outfit.


Start your vacation in this fine Bouclé Tunic with a wrap front and deep V neckline. It’s finished with tiny cap sleeves and side slits.


This boxy Three Quarter Sleeve Coat is modern and fresh with 3/4 sleeves, no collar, and oversized patch pockets. Wear it over a mini dress and look like a fashion editor off duty.


Make a long sleeved jersey shirt special with contrasting sleeve cuffs and a metallic fabric. Gathers at the waistline give it an asymmetrical hem and a more figure conscious shape.


Your go-to Seamed Shift Dress for events. This sophisticated style has style lines for shape and structure with a high boatneck and tiny cap sleeves. A timeless classic.


A tank Shift Dress with little details. Stitched bust darts, a not-quite-drop waistline, and topstitched pockets have some structure and the high boatneck has a modern feel.


Asymmetrical gathers give a long sleeve shirt some shape and highlight your waist. This is a comfy top that’s easy to sew, just in time for the weekend.

This collection has unusual seamlines and small details that shine in neutrals and pastels. Take your palette from island architecture and Greek beaches for a beautifully sophisticated project.

Happy sewing!


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    Aug 5, 2014, 04.45 AMby indie-ana

    Oh the coats! Lovely.

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    Jul 31, 2014, 04.41 PMby cupandpenny

    That yellow dress is incredibly classy.

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    Jul 30, 2014, 02.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Interesting patterns! Look forward to receive this issue! :-)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 08.15 PMby emgoh

    Interesting collection and some nice ideas that could be altered a bit to suit my shape. I must admit that I am still snickering at a hemline being described as a mullet, though!

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    Jul 29, 2014, 04.32 PMby Iina Koskinen

    Can´t wait the next magazine! Looks great!

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    Jul 29, 2014, 11.49 AMby nrobson

    interesting, sculptural :D

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    Jul 28, 2014, 11.07 PMby Ryoanji

    Just got back from a visit to the Dover Street Market here in NYC (http://www.doverstreetmarket.com), and many of these shapes would fit in very nicely with what was on offer. Burda seems to be making an effort lately to be more fashion-forward. Thank you!

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    Jul 28, 2014, 09.31 PMby purplefan

    The muted wardrobe palette looks soothing in the various sunny Greek locales. Love the collection title!

    The asymmetrical long shirt is more my style. Would want to try to making the seamed shift dress with short sleeves and a slightly different neckline. The August issue shows another version with three colours used for the sections on the diagonal and body of dress.

    Sunglasses on model wearing tank shift dress-specs are so dreamy!

    The high pink-heeled sandals model is wearing with cut-out dress remind me of Mom’s white sandals from the 70s (hers had somewhat lower heels and were all-white). Summer footwear for her back then…;)

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    Jul 28, 2014, 09.25 PMby Sophie Hardisty

    Love all of these designs which publication of burdastyle are they in?

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      Jul 28, 2014, 09.32 PMby purplefan

      August 2014.

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      Jul 31, 2014, 07.48 PMby Sophie Hardisty

      Thanks for your help . I’m hopeless with technology and think I marked your reply ? Where do you get this magazine ?

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      Aug 1, 2014, 04.35 PMby nouvellegamine

      This is from the monthly Burda English language edition. If you’re in England, you should be able to call around different magazine shops & see who carries it. You can also google “Burdastyle subscription uk.”

      If you’re in the US, like me, it’s a little harder to get the international version. But some magazine shops will carry it, or be kind enough to order for you. And of course you can get a subscription via GLPnews :)

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    Jul 28, 2014, 06.24 PMby Daniel Parker

    The coats…. Flawless

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    Jul 28, 2014, 06.24 PMby Haley Jarret

    I love all of these!

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    Jul 28, 2014, 06.13 PMby kaitiek

    I am really excited about the coats! I can’t wait to get this issue!

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    Jul 28, 2014, 04.23 PMby billiethekid

    Interesting collection! I might go buy the magazine afterall. The cutout dress looks like something I would wear, but I’m not sure how the drawstring will make it adjustable and not have the fabric bunch in one place after some time wearing it.

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    Jul 28, 2014, 03.52 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    It’s nice to see some Greek-inspired designs that differ from the usual clichés of one-shoulder draped dresses. :)

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      Jul 28, 2014, 09.33 PMby purplefan

      Yes, I agree with you! The collection gives me some ideas and the dresses have interesting seams/details.
      So wish I was on a Greek and European vacation in August myself. Will have to settle for magazine pages instead.

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    Jul 28, 2014, 03.29 PMby nouvellegamine

    yay! Autumn always ushers in the good patterns (for me). The Shift Dress would be a cute jumper with a long sleeve blouse underneath. I loved the Seamed Dress in the last collection. It looks good here in monochrome as well. The 3/4 Length Sleeve Coat continues the 60s minimalist theme. It’s very pretty, but then, I’m a sucker for 60s spacy looking stuff. The Cape with Lapels is lovely.

    The Hi-Lo Dress is cute, even though I’ll never make it. I used to think these dresses were hideous until I saw a young woman cross the street in one. I suddenly got it. They’re very beautiful in motion.

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      Jul 28, 2014, 09.34 PMby purplefan

      Great insight about the dress in motion!

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      Aug 1, 2014, 04.36 PMby nouvellegamine

      @purplefan Thank you :)

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    Jul 28, 2014, 02.32 PMby Mokara

    Nice collection, I’d like most of these in my closet. Perfect work wardrobe.

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