BurdaStyle Beginner Essentials Collection

Join BurdaStyle's community of DIY fashionistas with the Beginner Essentials Collection. This kit has our best-loved beginner friendly patterns, a guide to measuring yourself for the perfect fit, and two videos to get you started with Burda patterns. It's a no stress way to kickstart your sewing! You'll be moving on to sewing your own swimsuits and party dresses in no time.
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Sewing Pattern: Anda Dress

The perfect quick and easy dress for beginners. Spice it up with a metallic or textured fabric.
RETAIL: $5.99

Sewing Pattern: Fatina Dress

A simple tank dress for all occasions, from work to the club.
RETAIL: $5.99

Sewing Pattern: Jenny Basic Skirt

This is BurdaStyle's classic pencil skirt with two front darts and two back darts to attain a great fit.
RETAIL: $5.99

Sewing Pattern: Front Pleat Dress

This easy to wear dress features a large front pleat that gives an illusion of a wrap dress. This dress also has a great bottom band perfect for color blocking fabrics.
RETAIL: $5.99

Sewing Pattern: Tank

A basic tank with bust darts and modest straps to conceal undergarments. A must have for every wardrobe!
RETAIL: $5.99

Sewing Pattern: Printed Blouse

This is a simple yet elegant everyday blouse. Make it in a printed silk, or a solid for a different look. Shaping bust darts flatter a variety of body types.
RETAIL: $5.99

Sewing Pattern: Tie Up Pants

Loose and comfy pants to slip on for a weekend. An easy project with a drawstring waist for fit.
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Video: Basic Sewing Tools

See everything you need to start a well stocked sewing kit.
RETAIL: $16.99

Video: Working with Burda PDF Patterns

Your guide to printing and assembling the PDF, following the pattern, and adding a seam allowance to downloaded patterns.
RETAIL: $16.99

PDF: How to Measure and Determine Your Size

No more guesswork! Find your perfect size and fit, every time.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP9903
Product Type Kit
Author/Designer BurdaStyle Editors
Difficulty Level Beginner
Customer Reviews (1)
poor instructions
None of these are true beginner patterns using the simplest possible processes.
A beginner needs a good reference book for help with every step.

Instructions either minimal - nowhere near enough guidance for people who haven’t done a technique before.
Or full of errors - upsetting for beginners, who don’t know what’s correct.

Anda dress, Jenny skirt, Fatina dress : Instructions have errors but do include pictures and seam allowances, print shop pattern has cutting layouts, website has project photos but barely better instructions.
Pleat front dress, tank top, blouse : errror free but minimal instructions with no pictures, no seam allowances.
Pants : relatively good instructions with pictures.

Best sequence for learning : Anda dress; pants; front pleat dress; Jenny skirt; Fatina dress; tank top; blouse.
Review by Lisanne (Posted on 10/2/2014)
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