Burda's new seasonal catalogue has just come out and it's full of fab sewing patterns to make for this coming season
We pick out some of favourites that we think you'll want to sew! Just click on the images to go to where you can buy!
ESPECIALLY FOR PLUS SIZES
Sleeves are definitely the focus of fashion for this autumn. This knit dress is sculpted to fit your figure with darts and designed for the fuller figure (yay!). The sleeves can be made up in two interesting variations - two-piece sleeve and tie band or a sleeve with floaty flounces.
The fashion of the '80s loved accented shoulders, gathered gigot sleeves, and midi length skirts with a side slit, all made up in shiny fabric. This smart short dress with trim is definitely in fashion today too!.
This pattern has another two very different sewing patterns for dress making it great value. We love this ankle-skimming round neckline and flared sleeved dress and it looks fab in pretty print stripes and a wide tie belt accents the waist. The knee-length dress (not shown here) has a V-neck lightly floats about your figure thanks to gathers at empire waist seam. The cuffs sleeves are generously wide as well.
Simple and yet so effective! Just slip on this long gathered skirt with an elastic waistband that features this season's short lining sewn into the skirt, which ensures modesty. The short skirt variation is detailed with a narrow frill at the hem.
Adding leather (or faux leather) to your wardrobe is this season's must-have and is sure to turn heads. This midi length wrap skirt features patch pockets, angled bands and leather lacing as a finishing touch. The knee length wrap skirt has decorative topstitching and pleated frills at the pockets and upper edge.
The narrow skirt with a concealed back vent is a fashion classic and really never goes out of style. Frills at the pocket opening edges and at the waistband joining seam are fab new details.
This long waistcoat with lapels will create a great impression – use satin for the facings and you have an evening garment or a different fabric for a more sporty daytime look.
These are blazers will draw attention to your waistline. It can be made with different collars including a long shawl collar or integral stand collar. Just add your own decorative fastener for a one-of-a-kind look.
This is a stylish jersey dress with interesting seam lines and a special twist at the neckline featuring a small stand collar. Choose between the sleeveless version with slightly over cut shoulders for evenings out or long sleeves for cooler days.
This dress pattern contains two special occasion dresses that wold be perfect for any season. It has two strong design details - a pleated peplum and contrasting piping.
Red always makes a strong statement, especially when it hugs your figure as does this long siren dress with side godets. The short dress show in the middle below with 3/4–sleeves and flounces has great potential to be a future favourite go-to dress for cooler days.
Another great jersey dress pattern that looks like a two-piece with separate loose fitting top attached to the narrow mock wrap skirt. The design of the front overskirt panel creates small gathers at the side which allow the skirt to drape nicely. Choose between a round neckline or a stand collar.
This wrap blouse is incredibly versatile to wear! Simply tie the bands in front or wrap the fronts one over the other and tie the bands in back. The other option allows you to lengthen with a peplum and features sleeves with knotted cuffs.
These fitted blouses with a back zip fastening display small pleats at the shoulder seams and right side seam are very modern. The front lies flat underneath. The sleeves of view A feature tie band cuffs, view B is made up with 3/4–length sleeves.
These fashionable tops are very easy to sew thanks to the collar being cut as an integral part of the garment piece. The slightly over cut shoulders and wide sleeves go well together and the tie bands to gather the sleeves makes it a stylish make.
This is certainly an evening gown that wouldn’t be out of place on the red carpet event. The lovely silhouette shows off your figure with a bustier bodice. The draped folds and the single strap on the bodice are very eye-catching. Make the shorter dress with an asymmetric peplum for cocktail parties.
This dress definitely has the feminin touch! The wrap look bodice with pleats is held in place by a waistband from which the narrow skirt continues on with an overskirt panel on one side. Assymetrical designs are really in this season and are flattering for morst shapes and sizes.
DRESS CODE FOR AUTUMN
We love this dress with a T-shirt top and attached skirt is super casual. Make it up in either jersey or woven fabric. The back skirt hem is straight while the front hem dips to a point and has options for long and narrow sleeves.
Another pattern pack with two totally different styles. One is a figure hugging dress with binding and a mock front fastening, while the other is quite fanciful with a bell shaped skirt and sleeve flounces giving you a versatile pattern that you will want to make twice!
WHO WEARS THE TROUSERS
This season’s stretch trousers should hug your figure and the set in stripes at the sides are a great fashion statement. Dress them up with satin stripes and glittery trim or go for a more casual look by simply using a contrasting colour. Loving the plaid look!
Two interesting pairs of trousers come in this sewing pattern – the waistband of both begins at the pocket opening edges. The legs of view A are detailed with elastic at the hem. The shorter view B features hem bands with piping.
ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT
Girls get ready to show off your wiast this season and sew yourself a collection of new belts. They are so easy to make! Use leather, imitation leather or woven fabric - the choice is yours or even match the belt to the fabric of your outfit.
Making your own coat is probably one of the most challenging but also is one of the most rewarding things to sew!
This fitted coat is stylish and will keep you extra warm. The classic feminine style is offset with a striking fake fur collar and turn-up cuffs. The hip length jacket has a a tie belt and can be made with a contrasting fabric collar.
A great pattern pack with two totally different styles to choose from. The longer raglan jacket here has been made up in classic Hound-tooth fabric and the short jacket has cropped sleeves and a small collar. Both are perfect for teaming up with tailored trousers or pencil skirts.
Another pattern with options for sporty jackets for in between seasons. Choose the jacket with parka styling details including a hood, patch pockets, flaps and a drawstring casing. Add some funky patches to get the utility look or make with popular trench coat details like the collar, back yoke and tie belt.
Both the long jacket and the short coat feature a shapely high waist. A small frill is caught in at the seam in the view shown below but there's also an option ofr a slightly gathered waistline. Pockets are sewn in at the front panel seams or at the side seams.
The new season wouldn't be complete without a trendy jacket in fake fur. Choose a blouson style with rib knit band at hem and collar, or use a single fabric for a luxury look for the entire garment.
Longer blouson jackets with a drawstring waist are ideal for everyday wear. Choose either a stand collar or a simple round neckline. The casing can be drawstring or elastic.
TOP OF THE HEAP
With these sweaters you're bound to be warm throughout autumn and winter. The first sweater features a loop scarf C which has its own pattern piece which can be worn on as a roll neck or off the shoulder. The pullover option has a fur trimmed hood and rib knit hem band. View B has a neckline band.
The sleeves of tunic length blouse have an eye-catching frills. Make the blouse with a small stand collar and cuffed sleeves, the asymmetric layer caught in at the front fastening is a special extra detail and will hide any lumps and bumps you don't want to show.