Kelsey's 21st birthday dress

Added Feb 6, 2014

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...

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My daughter kelsey turned 21 on feb the 5th and she asked me to make her a dress as her present. I was thrilled as making something for someone you love is a wonderful feeling. Kelsey sent me a photo of a dress she liked and asked me if i could make something similiar? Kelsey and her friends are having a ‘murder mystery’ night to.night so she wanted something sultry and va va voom. I bought 2 metres of a gorgeous ponte roma and then i started to look at dress patterns to see if i could use one as a base. I settled on burda sheath dress (vintage) 05/2013#134. The darts and seams on this dress are fabulous and gave the dress a brillant shape. I cut one bodice section into a point but we settled on a more round shape in the end. This was my first time using plastic boning and i think it turned out fime. I just made 5 fabric strips and attached them to the lining slid the boning in snipped them and stitched the opening. I was worried about the piece staying up and it worked a treat. We also decided to omit the slit so its more slinky . I think kelsey looks so beautiful in her dress. Kelsey is thrilled with her dress and that makes me so happy x

Material Notes

Heavy weight ponte roma
boning

Difficulty

Intermediate

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For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Feb 23, 2014, 04.36 PMby saxsilverain

    wowsie, Mary, she looks stunning!! love love LOVE the dress, what a lucky girl she is to have you as a mum (and seamstress, LOL). absolutely gorgeous dress, four thumbs up for you! happy belated birthday to her as well! :)

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      Feb 23, 2014, 05.08 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment and compliment. The dress turned out so well that we where both thrilled with it x

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    Feb 18, 2014, 02.45 PMby trploceanmoon

    And happy birthday to your beautiful daughter by the way!! I hope she had a great time!

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      Feb 18, 2014, 04.16 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks again and she had a lovely birthday x

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    Feb 18, 2014, 02.45 PMby trploceanmoon

    Great job, and a great dress!! :-)

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      Feb 18, 2014, 04.15 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I do love this on kelsey x

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    Feb 18, 2014, 09.15 AMby caireen

    Wow, that’s gorgeous!

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      Feb 18, 2014, 10.16 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks caireen, a lot of love went into that dress x

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    Feb 14, 2014, 05.49 PMby Eva Iwakki

    Very beautiful and very sexy. Love it!

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      Feb 14, 2014, 05.51 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much eva, it turned out so well and does look fab on my daughter x

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    Feb 12, 2014, 05.24 PMby auroras-y-sirenas

    So glamour!!! Congratulations!!

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      Feb 12, 2014, 05.27 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, thats a lovely thing to say x

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    Feb 11, 2014, 03.55 PMby KristinaBerisha

    Great idea ! The dress is so elegant and your daughter looks so stunning . BTW. HAPPY B-DAY :)

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      Feb 11, 2014, 04.08 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much kristina, this was a brillant pattern and i will definatly use it again x

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    Feb 11, 2014, 09.04 AMby vinia789

    wow is the word and she looks fab in the dress.great job as always.

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      Feb 11, 2014, 02.16 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks vinia, i am more than happy with the dress and so is kelsey. It turned out to be one of the best best things i have made x

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    Feb 9, 2014, 02.11 PMby Nähsalon

    Wow – stunning dress for a stunning daugther It is very fitting for this occasion and it suits her perfectly Very well done!!!

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      Feb 9, 2014, 03.12 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment and compliment x

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    Feb 8, 2014, 08.57 PMby Luz Kettle

    Gorgeous Kelsey, gorgeous dress, well done mama! Happy 21st birthday

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      Feb 8, 2014, 09.13 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment luz x

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    Feb 8, 2014, 05.16 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Absolutely shining and glamouring:-)

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      Feb 8, 2014, 05.19 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks oksana, it turned out better than i hoped for. X

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    Feb 7, 2014, 10.02 PMby rita61

    Awesome dress on a great looking birthday girl!! Nicely done. Oh, to have a figure like that again……..

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.34 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita and i feel the same (figure wise). Oh to.have no lumps bumps or wrinkles either lol. I really like this dress on her x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 08.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow— ! It’s stunning Mary!! Your daughter looks very mysterious and sexy and I bet she had a wonderful party! Give her my best congrats!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 09.05 PMby Mary Athey

      I will ellen and thanks, kelsey and mum love reading all the comments. I think its fabulous on her. Oh to be that age again x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 08.06 PMby zsyzu

    She looks stunning. You did a wonderful job with the dress. It feels good to make something for someone else doesn’t it?

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      Feb 7, 2014, 09.06 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks zsyzu and yes it does, i love making things for my family and them liking what i make gives me such a sence of achievement xx

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    Feb 7, 2014, 08.00 PMby tigger0580

    Mary, your daughter looks fabulous in her new dress. You did a masterpiece. The boning was a good idea. Well done ;-)))

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      Feb 7, 2014, 08.05 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much tigger0580 for your lovely comment. I am so proud of this dress x

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      Feb 7, 2014, 08.13 PMby tigger0580

      The design and big amending of a pattern is not that easy, you can be really proud of this beautiful dress.

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      Feb 7, 2014, 09.07 PMby Mary Athey

      Awww thank you again.xxx

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    Feb 7, 2014, 05.58 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Beautiful dress for a very beautiful girl :) Happy Birthday Kelsey xx

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      Feb 7, 2014, 06.19 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely compliment sarahsdaughter. I am so pleased with how this turned out x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 05.58 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Beautiful dress for a very beautiful girl :) Happy Birthday Kelsey xx

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    Feb 7, 2014, 03.53 PMby velvetribbon

    Ohh, this is fabulous dress and fits her like a glove! Well done!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 04.04 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much velvetribbon, this is one of the best dresses i have made. I Love it on kelsey x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 02.11 PMby pchikata

    beautiful work as always Mary

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      Feb 7, 2014, 02.33 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much pchikata for your much appreciated comment xx

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    Feb 7, 2014, 01.15 PMby kisses

    Stunning dress and Kelsey wear it so well. Good job Mary the execution is so on point

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      Feb 7, 2014, 01.52 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks kisses, my friend has said that kelsey looks good in everything so that helps lol. I am so proud of this dress and think.it looks beautiful on kelsey x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 11.53 AMby martinK

    extraordinary, love it.

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      Feb 7, 2014, 12.39 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much martin, this is one of the nicest dresses i have made and kelsey was thrilled with it which made me so happy x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 11.43 AMby chula123

    Ohh Mary, you must be bursting with pride !! A. to have such a beautiful daughter, and B. to have made this dress !!!! She looks stunning and what a wonderful job you have done with this dress, congratulations !!! XX

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      Feb 7, 2014, 11.57 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much chula, that is such a wonderful compliment. I have to admit to being delighted with the dress. I worried i would’nt be able to make a dress as nice as the one kelsey saw!! In the end i think.it turned out nicer. I am not a bragger but i do love this dress x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 11.42 AMby yenny lee

    Adorable! :D she really looks like you Mary ;)

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      Feb 7, 2014, 11.52 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you yenny lee, a lot of people have said how alike we are, big compliment as shes lovely x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 11.12 AMby liliv-1

    It’s stunning Mary!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 11.18 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much liliv, i was so pleased with this x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 10.28 AMby Trudy McGrath

    It really is a fabulous dress and you have an equally fabulous daughter! Happy Birthday to her :)

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.33 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much trudy, it all came to.gether so well and it looks terrific on kelsey x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 09.49 AMby Debbie Allingham

    Great job, Mary!!!! The dress is just fabulous and you have a very beautiful daughter – she looks just amazing in it! Hope you all had a wonderful time. x

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.05 AMby Mary Athey

      We did debbie and thank you so much for your lovely much appreciated comment x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 06.36 AMby ronnielee

    How gorgeous is Kelsey? Happy 21st. My Niece’s 21st was on the 4th. You did a brill job on this one Mary, love it!! xx

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      Feb 7, 2014, 07.47 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ronnielee, oh to be 21 again eh. This is such a great pattern, the darts and the side seams give it such a lovely shape.i’m so proud of kelsey and the dress x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 05.42 AMby Amelia Menston

    Your daughter is very beautiful and the dress looks lovely on her. Happy birthday Kelsey!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 07.48 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much amelia, i’m delighted the dress looks so gorgeous on kelsey x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 04.57 AMby poldapop

    Wow wow WOW! How fabulous!!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 07.50 AMby Mary Athey

      Awww thank you so much poldapop. The dress was worth all the searching for the right pattern base and the construction. X

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    Feb 7, 2014, 02.44 AMby nadia r

    Its amazing, you did a good job with the structure x

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      Feb 7, 2014, 07.52 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much nadia, i was so worried the strapless piece would"nt stay up that i went overboard on the boning lol. Five sections but it worked a treat and she does look amazing in.it x

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