Burda tops 07/2014#109 & Pencil pants 04/2013#114

Added Jul 4, 2014

by Mary Athey

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While I am making my holiday outfits I also needed some casual tops and crop trousers. I already made a large top from this pattern and liked the end result so I made two more. The pencil/capri/leggings or whatever you want to call them went together really well.These are so comfortable to wear so I expect I’ll make some more!! Lol, possibly floral. I omitted the zip because they’re made from a good quality ponteroma.I just inserted some elastic into the waistband and hey how away I go lol X




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    Jul 19, 2014, 03.34 PMby Luz Kettle

    Great holiday outfits Mary! I feel so envious. I have To come to Spain quickly as mum had a nasty fall and has broken her femur so very incapacitated. Maybe next month. Xx great job. X

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      Jul 19, 2014, 03.50 PMby Mary Athey

      Oh I am so sorry to hear that Luz I do hope she recovers quick. I got my silk crepe de Chine today, 2 metres for me and 2 for mum. I’m making us both kimonos . I thought they’d be great for during the day and as a wrap/cover at night?. The fabrics beautiful x

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      Jul 19, 2014, 07.44 PMby Luz Kettle

      Great idea for you and your mum,

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    Jul 17, 2014, 05.10 AMby heatherrique

    You are looking fabulous in this stylish ensemble, Mary! You wear those sleek pencil pants SO well. I like how they grace your lovely legs. As always you take such fun photo sessions!

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      Yesterday, 05.26 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m making kimonos at the moment Plus I have various other projects on the go lol . I will have lots to post in October x

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    Jul 15, 2014, 05.23 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    You are a real hostess of the Country of Tops, Mary:-) And those pants match perfectly the top and suit you very well ( what nice legs you have!)

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      Yesterday, 05.27 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you Oksana, thats a lovely comment and great compliment x

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    Jul 12, 2014, 08.44 AMby velvetribbon

    It looks very comfy and pretty at the same time, Mary! Love to see your charm smile too :)

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      Yesterday, 05.28 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Burda has had some cracking patterns recently x

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    Jul 11, 2014, 07.31 PMby nadia r

    Love these cheerful beauty tops X

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      Yesterday, 05.30 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you Nadia for your lovely comment. I appreciate them all x

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    Jul 9, 2014, 07.40 PMby Irina Schwab

    There goes the sewing factory!!! How many more do you need, Mary?? xxx

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      Jul 9, 2014, 10.27 PMby Mary Athey

      Lol maybe one more. It gets addictive when I find a good pattern x

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    Jul 8, 2014, 02.19 PMby baum

    Always enjoy reading about your new outfits, you always look so cheerful:-) I like your outfit a lot, think it will be perfect for the holidays! I never thought about making the pants in ponte roma, and replacing zip with elastic at the waist- brilliant idea, they look very nice!

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      Jul 9, 2014, 10.25 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I. Plan on making a pair in a stretch denim as well x

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    Jul 7, 2014, 01.34 PMby tigger0580

    It’s a nice outfit you made, as always ;-)

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      Jul 7, 2014, 07.52 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you tigger0580 for that lovely comment, I appreciate every one I get x

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    Jul 7, 2014, 07.49 AMby rita61

    Lovely outfits! You look great!!!!! Such nice colours!!!

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      Jul 7, 2014, 07.52 PMby Mary Athey

      Hello Rita and thank you so much. I hope all’s well with you xx

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    Jul 6, 2014, 08.36 AMby janene

    Wow Mary you are so productive. I guess it helps when you have a great holiday coming up! Love the capris and I must make some. :-)

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      Jul 6, 2014, 10.17 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks Janene, I will be Sewing like a mad woman in the coming weeks lol x

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    Jul 5, 2014, 06.02 PMby yenny lee

    So lovely mary :)

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      Jul 5, 2014, 07.42 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks yenny Lee for your lovely comment x

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    Jul 5, 2014, 05.03 PMby Mokara

    what a pretty and comfy look. Wow, Mary you are so ambitious, 10 dresses, LOL :)) I think you will be the most stylish tourist in Spain. Enjoy your trip (& sewing)

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      Jul 5, 2014, 07.41 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks mokara, I will try my best to get everything sewn for my holiday. I have 12 weeks to go on Monday so it’s full steam ahead lol x

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    Jul 5, 2014, 05.30 AMby izbott

    Mary such a good eye! I need to look at the pant, I think I could do pockets on it . For mum’s Birthday, got her two fabrics to make into peddle pushers. I like it for me too! You look so nice in your pre- holiday items. Muy Bonita! :-)

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      Jul 5, 2014, 08.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks izbott, I couldn’t remember the other name for the Capri’s!! Pedal pushers it is. I intend to make some slightly looser. I can’t wait to see yours x

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    Jul 5, 2014, 01.52 AMby Zsuzso

    Very cool, love it.

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      Jul 5, 2014, 08.17 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks zsyzu, I do love making dresses but sometimes neccisity comes first x

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    Jul 4, 2014, 09.54 PMby cchristie

    Mary, can’t wait to see your holiday wardrobe! Love the casuals. Njoy

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      Jul 4, 2014, 10.13 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, I have a few things made so far but lots more to make. I have 8 nights in Spain (excited much) but I’ll make and take 10 dresses lol as I like a choice. Hopefully I’ll get some nice photos x

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    Jul 4, 2014, 09.09 PMby liliv-1

    How nice! I love the fabrics and the style, wonderrful outfit Mary!

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      Jul 4, 2014, 10.16 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks liliv, I miss making my dresses but I have 8 more to make for my holiday plus various other bits and pieces. I am so busy now with work(2 jobs) etc that I need to take time for my passion, which is sewing x

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    Jul 4, 2014, 07.57 PMby maggieg5

    outfit looks great Mary :0)

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      Jul 4, 2014, 08.20 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks maggieg5,i love my fancy dresses for going out but you can’t beat comfort lol x

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    Jul 4, 2014, 07.43 PMby kisses

    Lovely top and the pants looks so comfy. Mary I so admire how you transition patterns that are woven to stretchy fabric. You are an expert and you do it so effortlessly. Oh that yellow heel is hot!

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      Jul 4, 2014, 07.52 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks for your lovely comment daina, I just adore mix and Match clothes for daytime. Casual comfortable clothes where sadly missing from my wardrobe but not anymore lol. I just need to crack on with my holiday wardrobe now , there’s a tiny bit of yellow in the top hence the heels x

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    Jul 4, 2014, 06.49 PMby IDia

    So lovely and confy!

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      Jul 4, 2014, 07.03 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks, I need clothes that I can just throw on and go and these patterns are brilliant for that x

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    Jul 4, 2014, 06.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! So colorful and gorgeous! I can see theese makes you happy my friend! ;-))

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      Jul 4, 2014, 07.05 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks Ellen, I love these oversized tops and the Capri’s are fun and comfortable. My life would is so busy at the moment so a few we quick projects give NE such pleasure x

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    Jul 4, 2014, 03.31 PMby Byanka Ayala

    I like the outfit! Love how you paired the yellow heals with the outfit!

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      Jul 4, 2014, 04.53 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment byanka, I see large tops everywhere now so I thought I would make some. The Capri’s where so easy to make. I put on a pair from Tesco’s store at. £8. Not a bad price but mine cost half that and are a far better quality x

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