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This collection from the February 2011 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features photoshoot ready safari styles. Trousers, skirts and dresses that will have you looking utility-chic.

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This dress is in a safari vest style, it has four front pockets, a button-down front and slight cap sleeves.


This waistcoat features half sleeves, a button-up front, tie waist and lots of front pockets! Pair it with something simple to make your next outfit.


Lace it up! This dress has lots of interesting details including two front flap pockets over the thighs, a loose lace up front and short sleeves.


Zip it! This satin blouse features a front exposed zipper, rolled sleeves and two front flap pockets. A great everyday blouse that can be worn in many colors in various ways!


This shirt looks as though it is two but is actually one. There first layer is a mesh t-shirt and the second is a mesh tank in a contrasting color.


This straight skirt features a front zipper and two front side buttons. A simple and sophisticated piece!


This Safari Jacket is the right jacket for modern women with assertiveness. It include epaulettes, patch flap pockets and permeable belt.

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Sporting, long trousers in straight cut, front welt pockets with flaps and a form fit. The elastane content in the fabric ensures freedom of movement.


These shorts are made from cotton poplin with side pockets.


Let’s make it short! Exciting mini skirt with classic pleat and large patch pockets in a contrasting color.


This utility blouse features to front flap pockets, cuffed short sleeves and hidden buttons.


This simple pencil skirt features a high waist and a back zipper. The perfect piece to wear for the office or a night out, depending on how you style it.



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    Jun 26, 2016, 03.19 PMby Franci Kettman

    Love the lace up front dress. Think I’ll make that!

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    Jan 21, 2016, 10.54 PMby duniya

    I love the Jodhpur pants! Please post a pattern. (2nd picture from bottom)

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    Jan 17, 2016, 11.16 AMby RomRom

    Awesome styling and combinations!

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    Jan 16, 2016, 10.25 PMby Tessellator

    So psychic. I was wanting a simple high waisted skirt to go with lace wrap top pattern from last year. And some shorts that weren’t overly short, overly baggy but good outdoors – these are perfect! Can never get my size in adventure pants for work/hiking so these trousers are fantastic from office to field. … Now I could also do with some hints on how to choose/sew outdoor fabrics (weatherproof seaming? Where to buy fabrics) plus some neat outdoor wind-cheaters and long sleeved shirts (underarm vents, outside and internal pockets, sleeve tabs)…. Plus layering (active /thermal tops but kind-of work appropriate active wear – you know, not the sort which yells I’m super-sexy but is still flattering yet functional).

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    Jan 16, 2016, 05.14 PMby purplefan

    The brown fabric in the trousers is more the tone of brown I will aim for when making safari styled items. The other beiges/tans/olive tones are not for me. To make the pieces more interesting, a deep purple colour would be ideal to use!

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    Jan 16, 2016, 05.34 AMby jenss-1

    I made several of these when the patterns came out in the magazine – 2011? My TNT shorts pattern that I’ve made so many times (minus the welt pockets usually) – highly recommended. The straight skirt is a short one. The description isn’t quite right – those aren’t buttons, but metal snaps on the darts. Totally non-functional, but a cute detail. In any case, it’s a good collection – I’ve repeated some of these patterns several times and then lend themselves to modification too.

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    Jan 13, 2016, 07.30 AMby sewing fanatic

    magnifique =D

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    Jan 12, 2016, 09.27 PMby SuitsMe

    Best Burdastyle issue evah!

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    Jan 12, 2016, 07.15 PMby purplefan

    I just bought the January 2016 magazine and there’s mention of a City Safari collection in the February 2016 magazine. Also the special Vintage issue that Burdastyle has on 60s fashion has a two-piece safari suit, should members want as many safari patterns as they can obtain.

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    Jan 12, 2016, 06.22 PMby Chris McGinley

    Very nice. Would love to see all of these in plus size

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    Jan 12, 2016, 02.52 PMby Mokara

    I LOVE this collection, just my style!

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    Jan 12, 2016, 02.53 AMby staceyintheslc

    Oooooh, I love so many of these….that lace up front dress, and the simple tee and tank tops, and the front pleated mini….me likey!!

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