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This beautiful collection from the August 2015 issue of BurdaStyle is full of classic pieces that will last and be worn for a lifetime. Interesting dresses, intricate jackets and even a few optical illusions.

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125B fabric
Spanish Forest Houndstooth Poly-Cotton Woven; Italian Sand Stretch Wool Blended Coating; Beige Windowpane Stretch Wool Woven

These wide leg trousers are a chic and timeless piece that can be worn for years to come. You can also make them in a shortened, culotte version. Paired with a cashmere sweater or crisp, white tucked-in button up.

124C fabric
Black and Dusted Blue Abstract Blended Wool Knit; Nautical Blue Stretch Rayon Ponte Knit; Black/Gray Stretch Jersey Backed Neoprene

Every closet should include a jersey dress and this piece adds extra interest with a retro twist. The geometric seams offer an optical illusion to slim the figure.

120C fabric
Citron Solid SIlk Faille; Vibrant Yellow Solid Silk Crepe; Ralph Lauren Multicolor Plaid Silk Shantung

Not your average T-shirt. This satin short sleeve shirt features a crew neck and a one-sided fabric overlay that dresses it up. Make it even more fun by using a different piece of fabric for the overlay.

118B fabric
Italian Tri-Color Plaid Wool Blended Coating; Ralph Lauren Brown Plaid Italian Wool/Cashmere Suiting; 24L/15mm Italian Gold Zamac Shank Back Button

This polished pencil skirt features decorative buttons at the front top, which enhances its classic nautical feel. There are two darts in the front and back for a perfect fit and it closes with a side zipper.

116B fabric
Medium-Beige Stretch Polyester Satin-Faced Crepe; Heathered Tan Gauze-Like Cotton-Polyester Crepe; Rag & Bone Stone/Black Printed Stretch Silk Crepe de Chine

Rarely an elegant dress is as comfortable as this, ideal for long days on the job! The smocked waistband with elastic thread brings the casual raglan cut nicely on waistline. The sleeves are shirred with elastic.

115C fabric
Brick Stretch Rayon Ponte Knit; Italian Tomato Stretch Viscose Blended Ponte Knit; Beet Red Solid Viscose Jersey

This classic sweater features raglan sleeves and tight wrist cuffs. It falls semi-loosely to the hips and can be worn in a variety of colors for the rest of your life. Pair with a pencil skirt or trousers for the office and throw on over jean shorts and loafers for a weekend brunch.

115B fabric
Silver Silk Crepe Back Satin; Feather Gray Silk Crepe Back Satin; Cream Pink Silk Crepe Back Satin

This satin raglan shirt has the style of a casual top but when you make it in beautiful satin material it becomes a whole new shirt that can be worn to the office and out for drinks.

114 fabric
Haute Hippie Forest Green Silk Double Georgette; Green Printed Polyester Georgette; Kelly Green Silk Double Georgette

This lovely dress features a waterfall of ruffles down the entire front. The frills are open-edged quilted seams and finishes the very straightforward with a narrow zigzag stitch. It hits just below the knee and has small short sleeves. Perfect for your more formal occasions.

111B fabric
Navy Wool-Polyester Gabardine; Italian Navy/Beige/Caramel Striped Stretch Wool Gabardine Suiting; Tanya Taylor Navy Stretch Cotton Twill

This asymmetrical midi skirt is a beautiful piece that will pull together so many different outfits from the office to the street. As you might notice in the picture, the hemline is slightly longer in the back than the front.

106A Blazer
Forest Green Solid High Quality Velvet; Italian Dark Teal Wool Blended Coating; Italian Brown Wool Blended Coating

This blazer with a spade collar and leather buttons is full of elaborate details such as the contrasting pockets and reinforcements on the shoulders and sleeves. Velvet is also not any easy material but sewing professionals will love this timeless piece!

105 fabric
Driftwood Solid Faux Suede; Herb Solid Faux Suede; Medium New Wheat Embossed Goat Suede

This vest with extended shoulders and smocked waistband is reminiscent of a men’s jacket. The zipper underlines the sporty look and it can be worn and paired with a number of items, just use your imagination!


Happy Sewing!


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    Aug 15, 2015, 12.54 PMby ruthw

    I love the whole collection and plan to make the woven T-shirt with drape this week, though after reading the pattern description, I am dying to know what “hots at the hip” are! Do I have them? Do I want them?

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    Aug 12, 2015, 10.33 PMby jailbirdjubie

    I love some of these… I’m going to have to learn how to grade patterns so I can make some of these in my size!

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    Aug 12, 2015, 01.58 PMby Nedoux

    Gorgeously timeless pieces. Thank you so much for the recommendation :-)

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    Aug 12, 2015, 04.34 AMby sewing fanatic

    these are great, some classic looks i see =D

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    Aug 11, 2015, 11.21 PMby MeggyR

    Thanks for the links to fabric choices too. Really like some of the pieces in this collection.

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    Aug 11, 2015, 03.02 PMby Ivy Little

    Nice! I’ve noticed a lot of fashion sites and pattern sites are featuring those puffy sleeves with elasticized cuffs. Super popular in the 80s!

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