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red cowl back dress

Added Jan 19, 2013

by Mary Athey

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this is mccalls 9464. i’ve made three of these now with a slight variation on each! this one was’nt meant to be. my daughter had asked for a red cowl back maxi so i dutifully cut it out and then she changed her mind lol. now i don’t suit maxis and i did’nt want another all red dress so i decided to do the cowl in a contrasting fabric. i actually really like it now.

Material Notes

red jersey and double patterned jersey for the cowl




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Evening Wear

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    Jan 24, 2013, 01.15 AMby Cristina Staicu

    Of course it’s very very nice and we can’t wait to see you wearing it! Xx

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      Jan 24, 2013, 06.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Cheers crisa. At the moment its freezing here (below zero at night) so it might be a while.before.i wear it.lol x

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    Jan 23, 2013, 02.26 PMby Cristina Staicu

    A very interesting combination :)

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      Jan 23, 2013, 03.54 PMby Mary Athey

      Hopefully a nice interesting combination lol . It looks really nice on. I must get a photo on x

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    Jan 23, 2013, 09.14 AMby chula123

    What a great idea to use two different materials ! Looks great and like you say you might get a lot more use out of this one than the sequinny ones ! Love it XXXX

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      Jan 23, 2013, 09.21 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you. I love this dress even more as it was never meant to be. If my daughter had.nt of changed her mind it would.ve been a red cowl back maxi. I love maxi.s just not on me so I decided to alter.it for me and this is what I came.up.with. The rest of the.patterned fabric I made into another more casual dress x

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    Jan 20, 2013, 01.43 PMby razieh khalili

    very gooooooooooooooood

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      Jan 20, 2013, 01.56 PMby Mary Athey

      Thaaaaaaaank you lol.xx

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    Jan 20, 2013, 03.39 AMby kisses

    I like a plain front and a sexy back….the contrasting cowl was a great idea. U go girl

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      Jan 20, 2013, 10.17 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks kisses. I really like.this.one x

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    Jan 19, 2013, 11.16 PMby Lollyrosedragon

    Gorgeous. I will be draping a variation for myself. Thank you for the inspiration.

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      Jan 19, 2013, 11.29 PMby Mary Athey

      You.re welcome. I can’t wait to see.yours x

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    Jan 19, 2013, 08.13 PMby Mary P.

    It,s a big surprise!!! A simply front dress, a sexy back!!!

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      Jan 19, 2013, 08.22 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks. I think the plain colour shows this pattern of so well. I.ve made this in gold fishscale and green as well. This versions more wearable as.sequins are more xmassy. X

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