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red feathers dress

Added Nov 28, 2012

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






i made this dress last year for the benidorm fiesta!! everyone dresses up and its great fun. this one shouldered dress was an easy two piece pattern from last year. i call it my go to pattern as i’ve made a few variations on the origional by adding a sleeve etc’. i used two feather boas and they where a good match. the feathers took me longer to hand stitch on then making the dress lol. three hours in total. i did lose a few feathers but my friend who’s daughter irish dances gave me a great tip, they use! hairspray!! i sprayed the feathers like mad and it worked.

Material Notes

stretch heavy jersey
feather boas




Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Jan 18, 2015, 10.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh my! What a Darling! ;-))

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      Jan 18, 2015, 10.36 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks Ellen, this is one of my mums favourite dresses on me x

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    Mar 17, 2013, 10.29 PMby byVA

    what a great dress! I love it!

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      Mar 18, 2013, 07.47 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you for your lovely comment x

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    Jan 29, 2013, 04.19 PMby Shelly Moher

    I love this dress and you look great in it Mary :D

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      Jan 29, 2013, 04.31 PMby Mary Athey

      Ahhh thanks.xx

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    Jan 20, 2013, 11.58 AMby kateaston37

    What a fabulous frock!

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      Jan 20, 2013, 12.24 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much x

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    Jan 4, 2013, 09.36 PMby poldapop

    This is gorgeous! And thanks for passing along the hairspray tip!

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      Jan 4, 2013, 10.32 PMby Mary Athey

      You.re more than welcome. I love.simple patterns at ties.as you.can jazz them up x

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    Dec 4, 2012, 02.02 PMby KristinaBerisha

    You look like diva in red. Beauifoll

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      Dec 4, 2012, 03.14 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much.for.your lovely comment xx

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    Dec 2, 2012, 09.44 AMby chula123

    sewing on those feathers might have taken you 3 hours, but 3 hours well spent ! you look va va voom !!!! xx

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      Dec 2, 2012, 01.50 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for the lovely comment. I wiggled like mad in it though because of the feathers. It.was’nt a dancing dress lol x

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    Dec 1, 2012, 05.09 PMby SewNotWork

    what a fun dress! love the feathers!

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      Dec 2, 2012, 03.05 AMby Mary Athey

      it was a lot of hand sewing but i was happy at thr end lol

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    Nov 29, 2012, 12.47 PMby ronnielee

    Sexy Moma in Red. I see a few of pics posing around poles. Do you do pole dancing?

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      Nov 29, 2012, 12.54 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks for thinking i.m fit enough for pole dancing lol
      the poles are normally.holding me up after a night out hehehe. its really just a we thing i do now as my friends commented that i always pose with a tree or a pole as a prop.any pole i see now i pose at!! no pole is safe x

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    Nov 29, 2012, 07.29 AMby Super Jeanette

    You’re amazing in this feathered red dress!

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      Nov 29, 2012, 08.09 AMby Mary Athey

      What a lovely comment. thank you so much x

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    Nov 29, 2012, 03.15 AMby kisses

    Looking so lovely in the red…well done

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      Nov 29, 2012, 06.17 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you kisses. i certainly.wiggled in this.one. i.d no choice due to the feathers.lol x

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    Nov 29, 2012, 01.04 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

    What a sexy chick!!! ; p

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      Nov 29, 2012, 06.18 AMby Mary Athey

      why thank you!! i try my best lol x

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    Nov 28, 2012, 11.31 PMby schnui

    Wow, you look great in this dress. You look so good in all your bright colours.

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      Nov 29, 2012, 06.20 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely comment. the feathers just gave a simple dress a bit of oh la la x

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