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First from the February 2013 issue of burda style magazine, we bring you twenties style patterns, which are the epitome of sophistication. These styles are revived in black and white with lovely contrasting details. The result is pure elegance, and just as classy to wear for daytime! But a great pair of T-strap heels will sure elevate these garments to the next level for evening.

Totally relaxed and very self-assured is this lady in the Pleated Top. The pleats and stripes are already in the fabric, so it’s a garment that even beginners can make. Just sew the bust darts and bind the edges and your finished!

This feminine Shirt has sewn-on bands and a charming bow. It will pair perfectly with a nice pair of pants or a skirt! What better to pair it with than this lovely Pleated Skirt. This full sized skirt is ideal for a day out! It has side pleats, a deep center inverted pleat, and a unique waistband.

You can’t have a twenties collection without a Flapper Dress! A low waist and loose drape produce that typical androgynous look, which created a whole new female image in the 1920s. Ribbons accentuate the silhouette, while the wide neckline lets you just slip the dress on easy.

This Raglan Shirt is casually chic like Coco Chanel! It is made from pure, thin silk jersey. The design is essentially simple, but striking with its gathered raglan sleeves. Complete the classy look with opulent accessories like a large hat and pearls.

This little Short Jacket is beautifully decorated with contrasting edges. It is kept closed with hidden snap fasteners for a clean look. We love it worn with these Marlene Trousers that have a high waistband and striking front pleats.

Straight lines, but also playful and chic is the essence of this Chiffon Blouse! Details like the pointed collar, the covered buttons and the special little wing sleeves give the classic blouse a unique, carefree look.

Happy Sewing!


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    Feb 9, 2013, 11.52 AMby conejitoasesino

    Why no bra Burda? Not that I don’t love nipples but unless I’m out hooking I keep the daylights on low. Especially in silk jersey. Otherwise, hit collection!

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    Jan 31, 2013, 01.36 PMby toppumpkin

    Kudos, Burda. . . .best ever!

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    Jan 31, 2013, 01.34 PMby toppumpkin

    Kudos, Burda

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    Jan 27, 2013, 03.21 PMby desiwu

    Thank you Burda, this is the best BurdaStyle in ages! I’m really excited about the patterns. There are always many patterns catering for ‘big’ ladies, so it’s really nice finding something that suits me : I’m very small and slim.

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    Jan 24, 2013, 04.45 AMby soulsurfersteph

    Great clothes…but PLEASE put bras on your models! Or at least nipple covers! Your description under the raglan shirt says “Complete the classy look with opulent accessories like a large hat and pearls.” But there is NOTHING classy about showing off your breasts like that. Go ahead, call me a prude! :-P

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      Jan 24, 2013, 06.17 PMby mcclxix

      You’re a prude. ;-)

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      Jan 24, 2013, 08.06 PMby Karen Mitzel

      Righto… I don’t equate obvious nipples with class either. It isn’t prudish (we’re not anti-breast, after all), it’s avoidance of being vulgar (right, Tim Gunn?). Nips shouldn’t distract from the clothing…

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    Jan 23, 2013, 02.32 PMby Cristina Staicu

    I really like this king of collection because the patterns can be “applied” on so many types of fabric/ prints. Really beautiful and sophisticated!

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    Jan 23, 2013, 11.07 AMby jrandle

    I absolutely LOVE, this style. So ladylike and feminine. I’ve been watching Downton Abbey (masterpiece theatre) and admire the styles.

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    Jan 23, 2013, 10.30 AMby flowergirl22

    I love the top with the skirt,,

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    Jan 23, 2013, 10.17 AMby Louise Martens

    WOW!!!! There is so much “must-sew” this time! The skirt, the trousers, the shirts … I just have to make it all!!

    And to go with it all – the shoes <3 Where can I get the shoes??

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    Jan 23, 2013, 12.02 AMby beckyjopdx

    Burda has some lovely patterns – and I’d even consider the raglan shirt…it’s very ‘me’ – but I’m second guessing it….the Chiffon blouse has structured lingerie under it but nothing under the raglan…on what appears to be a very cold day? This photo shoot is just kinda silly. The female form is lovely….this is just poor art direction.

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    Jan 22, 2013, 11.48 PMby Melanie Elron

    Just beautiful, especially the pants! But I have to mention the SHOES. Divine two-tone styles…where from?

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      Jan 23, 2013, 10.20 AMby Louise Martens

      I can only agree … The first pair of two-tone is just to god to be true. I want them too. :)

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    Jan 22, 2013, 11.35 PMby fifilaboomboom

    beautiful and timely – all of these are going to be SO in vogue as soon as the new film version of “the great gatsby” comes out…

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    Jan 22, 2013, 11.25 PMby marlenek1948

    Absolutely love these styles and can’t wait to start making..

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    Jan 22, 2013, 10.31 PMby daisymomo

    Looovely!! Finally originality in the details and a strong style!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 09.51 PMby picknstitch

    Very elegant! I’ve been watching and drooling over the costumes of the show Downton Abbey, so 1920’s styles are right in step with my current inspiration!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 09.47 PMby Asiverson

    Beautiful collection. I have to start sewing mine immediately!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 09.37 PMby PaulaPickle

    OMG! I love these patterns!!! They are, indeed, for slender ladies – I am now officially inspired to lose enough inches to wear them! Beautifully done, Burdastyle!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 09.33 PMby Timea Schmidt

    I’m in love!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 09.10 PMby ldarmes

    I love your patterns but they are all for very slender women! Is it hard to draft a pattern several sizes bigger?

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    Jan 22, 2013, 09.00 PMby thaack

    Beautiful! That Chiffon Blouse is mine!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 08.50 PMby MC61

    I love the patterns, very elegant!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 08.45 PMby lovefromsf

    Love these, wish there were more tops in my size (34). Great styles, thanks!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 08.38 PMby olg

    stylish, great details, swell paterns, just perfect, makes me want to hide in my sewing studio for weeks! thanks a lot BS

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    Jan 22, 2013, 04.41 PMby kusum k

    Lovely patterns.

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    Jan 22, 2013, 04.41 PMby kusum k

    Lovely patterns

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