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burda may 2012 colour block dress

Added Jun 3, 2012

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






i ordered this aztec fabric online and i detested it when it arrived! i was itching to try this dress out so i thought i’d use the fabric.i figured i could always bin it. once i got the shape sorted. i liked it when it was done though. the reason theres 2 is cause i made one as lining but liked it as well lol. i might shorten one to wear as a top??? or change the front panal on one to pink? i’ve enough fabric left to make a batwing top for zumba as well!! not bad for about £9 lol.

Material Notes

cotton based stretch jersey with jersey lining.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Knits/Jersey, Linen

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    Nov 13, 2013, 11.10 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! this dress is fabulous!!!

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      Nov 13, 2013, 12.05 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, i got one and my friend got the other x

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    Sep 11, 2012, 05.10 PMby krice

    This dress really came alive with the print , I really love the one with print down the middle, almost snake-like (in a good way, that is). Great work!

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      Sep 11, 2012, 07.50 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much.i hav.nt worn so many lol but maybe this week end x

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    Aug 12, 2012, 05.27 PMby calicia-1

    I wish I could get a hold of that printed fabric! its so lovely!

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      Aug 12, 2012, 05.35 PMby Mary Athey

      I got it on ebay and did.nt like it at the start. i made two dresses and a top for zumba and love it now lol x

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    Jul 28, 2012, 11.23 AMby saxsilverain

    oh, you’ve tried this pattern! they both look great!! bravo! :)

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      Jul 28, 2012, 05.33 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you. i got a bit carried away with this pattern and made four lol x

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    Jun 7, 2012, 09.15 AMby bohemiannow

    I think this is the best take on that patter, I’ve seen so far! Well done!

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      Jun 7, 2012, 02.41 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much , i’m really chuffed with all the lovely comments xx

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    Jun 4, 2012, 10.31 AMby chula123

    why make it longer?? looks perfect on you ! And I love the 2 fabrics together, good colour combination.

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      Aug 13, 2012, 07.55 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you xxx

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    Jun 3, 2012, 10.58 PMby merche

    That´s a good buy. Your dresses are very pretty and original

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      Jun 3, 2012, 11.16 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, i’m going to do another one but make it longer this time.x

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    Jun 3, 2012, 10.55 PMby sophienissirios

    Wow, this is great :-)

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      Jun 3, 2012, 11.17 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you for the lovely compliment xx

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