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Sand, sun, and weekend ready patterns like boho dresses and casual drawstring pants. It’s the perfect collection to sew up before a trip to the beach or an afternoon picnic in the park. These patterns are from the May 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. Instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.


Highlight your bust in this sexy tank with twisted straps and a ruched front. It’s fun for those hot summer days and comfy in stretch jersey.


Throw on this Cropped Jacket when you want a piece that’s more casual than a blazer but still has lots of style. Lightweight linen is closed up with a waist tie and finished with a mandarin collar.


This is not ordinary tee shirt. The deep U neckline is a little flirty, and the cap sleeves and gathered neckline make it feminine. For a sporty touch, there’s a banded hem on this comfy jersey top.


A Peasant Mini Dress with a wide drawstring boatneck and keyhole has flirty bohemian style. Get the full gypsy touch with a lightweight floral fabric and sandals. It’s fitted at the waist with tied cuffs.


Stretch corduroy is unexpected in these skinny Summer Trousers. They have front and back pockets, a button tab waistband, and a slim cut for a streamlined look.


Beat the heat in this strappy Floral Tank Lightweight floral batiste and a ribbon accent have the look of lingerie. Style it with casual shorts or jeans and sandals for a summer outfit.


Before you set sail, make up this jacket with sailor style. The lapels have a nautical feeling with two rows of buttons. Pair it with boat shoes and jeans for a day sailing or walking the beach.


You draft the pattern pieces for this Mini Dress with Shirred Bodice yourself. It’s tiny and flirty, just right for a pool party or a daytime date. The shirred bodice and tiered skirt are so feminine.


A classic Men’s Summer Shirt with long sleeves, two breast pockets and buttoned cuffs. You can dress this top or down depending on your fabric choice. Try it untucked with jeans on a summer day.


Trade in your sweats for a summer ready pair of Drawstring Pants in lightweight seersucker. They make a great bikini cover up when the night cools off, or an easy outfit for running errands.


Find a beach barbecue or hunt for some seashells in this bohemian Drawstring Maxi Skirt. It’s super easy to sew and has an extra flounce at the hem.

Want more beachy patterns? Check out the True Blue Kids collection.

Happy sewing!

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    May 15, 2014, 04.32 PMby Janet Albritton

    I definately like the Drawstring Pants pattern. I just ordered a pair of pants very similiar to these, but am going to download this pattern, as they would be easy to make, in many different fabrics – can’t wait!!! Thanks, Burda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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