scuba sheath dress. burda style special 01/2014

Added May 25, 2014

by Mary Athey

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I made this dress yesterday and it sewed up so well i already have another one cut out lol. The black scuba fabric only arrived yesterday hence the mad sewing before i went out. This dress is from the burda Style special spring/summer 1/2014. It’s a plus size and started at a size 22. I am a 14/16 (should be a 12/14 but i love my grub lol) so i did my normal adjustments and it turned out well. I even made my first pair if knickers!! Well second if you count the pair that would’nt go past my knees lol. I forgot about stretch. I am crazy happy about the undies lol. Everyone that admired my dress got a cheeky peek of my pants in the ladies lol. While they’re far from perfect they fitted perfectly and i always loved the idea of my undies matching my dresses. I used the sleeves of another dress in the same magazine as i liked them better. I really love this scuba fabric as it holds its shape so well x

Material Notes

Scuba fabric

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Women
Garment Type
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    Aug 19, 2014, 08.12 PMby Madcinderella

    Love that dress and I love the print on the fabric! :D

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      Aug 19, 2014, 09.44 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I actually made another dress with this pattern for my birthday x

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    Jun 1, 2014, 03.25 AMby nadia r

    It looks fantastic Mary! X

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      Jun 1, 2014, 07.06 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you nadia, i have another one nearly fimished. It looks different to this one as i changed it a bit . Love your cat x

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    May 31, 2014, 03.11 AMby Zsuzso

    Gorgeous fabric. Looks really fab on you, lovely dress.

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      May 31, 2014, 08.38 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much zsuzso , i do love this style of dress as it flatters with the side panals. I am mad about scuba fabric at the moment x

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    May 29, 2014, 04.38 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    it is really very nice, Mary, and deserves all the praises! The fitting is the best , the fabrics match is the best and it suits you absolutely. It’s not the wonder that you decided to make another one – very very lovely project.

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      May 29, 2014, 05.03 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana, my sister said its one of the nicest dresses she has seen on me. I loved wearing the matching undies as they fitted me perfectly x

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    May 28, 2014, 04.41 PMby maggieg5

    lovely dress Mary and as always wonderful photos, looks like you were all having fun :0)

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      May 28, 2014, 06.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you very much maggig5. It was a lovely night what i can remember lol x

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    May 27, 2014, 08.48 PMby Angie H

    Very pretty fabric. This dress is great and you look good in it! Fit to perfection! :)

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      May 27, 2014, 10.10 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely.comment x

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    May 26, 2014, 08.55 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Gorgeous fabric! and I love the peephole part :)

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      May 27, 2014, 05.04 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much lindsay x

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    May 26, 2014, 05.58 PMby rita61

    Your dress looks great on you! Such great colours. I love the undies; I remember ‘hot-pants’, and my favourite part about them was matching undies!!! Your mom looks great and so happy! She knows you so well; knowing you would arrive in a new dress you made the same day!!!! :-) So lucky to have sisters, and have them close, and enjoy a good time with them!

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      May 26, 2014, 06.06 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita, it was a lovely night and such a good catch up.my youngest sister lives in london but she comes home very often. we love having a giggle and a gossip. I think i had my dress up more than down showing of my knickers lol. We have photos but they’re for a laugh and not for posting lol x

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    May 26, 2014, 02.32 PMby trploceanmoon

    party in the tropics! :-) Looks fabulous!

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      May 26, 2014, 03.44 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment. My second one of these i’m doing the reverse. Black where the patterned fabric is on this one plus a different neck x

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    May 26, 2014, 01.20 PMby kisses

    Love the print, love the style and you look fab Mary

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      May 26, 2014, 03.46 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks daina, this sewed up so well and so quick that it was a pleasure to make and wear. I do love these big.bold prints x

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    May 26, 2014, 09.05 AMby PennyMac

    Love your dress, it’s much better with the sleeves you chose than the version in the magazine. The bold flowery print works so well in the paneled design. I have shied away from scuba as I thought it would be too clingy and unforgiving for my figure. I think I might reconsider!

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      May 26, 2014, 09.12 AMby Mary Athey

      Awww thank you so much, i cannot recommend this fabric enough and i’n no skinny minnie lol. It has enough stretch to flatter the figure and conceal the lumps and bumps lol x

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    May 26, 2014, 09.04 AMby PennyMac

    Love your dress, it’s much better with the sleeves you chose than the version in the magazine. The bold flowery print works so well in the paneled design. I have shied away from scuba as I thought it would be too clingy and unforgiving for my figure. I think I might reconsider!

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    May 26, 2014, 07.22 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress Mary!! It’s very flattering combined with the black fabric – and it’s a great Choice of fabric – Love it :) I can imagine you had a wonderful evening :-))

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      May 26, 2014, 07.36 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, dos’nt my mum look incredible in the photos, she’s starting to feel better again. I had such a fun night out and i am still recovering from it lol. I adore scuba fabric ellen, it sews up so well and has a fabulous structure. I intend to use it to make a twist dress like your lovely blue one x

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      May 26, 2014, 07.44 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Your mother looks very well and it’s good to see her smiling :) pls give her my best regards! I had to look up the scuba fabric and I can see that this is double knitted – and I’m sure this will be very Nice for the twisted dress. I think it will be more steady – Happy sewing dear friend!! :-)

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      May 26, 2014, 07.55 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ellen and i will let mum see your lovely comment. The scuba fabric is used a lot in swim wear as well so maybe a bikini might get made , who knows lol. I have that many things i want to make x

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    May 26, 2014, 06.03 AMby slmnstyle

    Such a fun dress Mary! Love it and looks like you had great fun ;)

    -Stephanie

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      May 26, 2014, 06.46 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks stephanie, we had such a laugh. I was so impressed with how my undies turned out i kept showing them of lol x

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    May 26, 2014, 06.01 AMby Luz Kettle

    Mary, what a great dress. I have been looking at this pattern before but I haven’t got rind to make anything! Your version is amazing and I love the big bold flowers, it is so unique! I also preferred the other sleeves. I have never sew with scuba fabric, probably too difficult. Do you need to get it from special places?

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      May 26, 2014, 06.44 AMby Mary Athey

      Hi luz and thanks. I bought the fabric on ebay from a seller i get the biggest majourity of fabric from. Its a joy so sew with as it dos’nt stretch as much as jersey. Its fabulous for underwear as well and resembles spanx when sewn up. I intend to make more underwear from this kind of fabric plus maybe a swimming costume or bikini x

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      May 26, 2014, 09.21 AMby Luz Kettle

      Wow Mary. You sound very excited about this fabric. I will have to have a look.

      You seem to have had loads of fun.

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    May 26, 2014, 04.33 AMby Deanna31

    I can’t believe you did it in one day!! Great job

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      May 26, 2014, 05.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks deanna31. My sis and hubby picked me up and we went for a drink then we met up with mum.my.other sis and a mutual friend. The first thing mum said was did i make the dress earlier?? I said yes and mum said to everyone, i told you so lol x

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      May 26, 2014, 12.40 PMby Deanna31

      Lol!!

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    May 26, 2014, 04.01 AMby IDia

    LOVE the print and YOU Look so great in this dress!

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      May 26, 2014, 05.20 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, scuba fabric is fabulous to sew and wear and is my new obcession.x

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    May 26, 2014, 03.38 AMby ronnielee

    You sound just like me, 11th hr finishing something so you can wear it out that day!! I’m digging the scuba also, just bought a couple of prints on w/d. More new dresses coming soon!! Mary, you know how to have fun gal..pics are great! Lingerie will be my next soiree into this obsessed sewing bug.xx

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      May 26, 2014, 05.25 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ronnie-lee, i can’t wait to see your undies if you kmow what i mean lol. I hate pants that are to skoy or roll down lol, these looked good and stayed put. I adore scuba fabric. I bought the most wonderful print scuba, its every colour under the sun and ends in animal print. I can see a long dress with hopefully just one back seam to utilise the pattern x

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    May 26, 2014, 02.39 AMby izbott

    I love it! You look awesome. I gotta say your undies are zoom-tacular! I really need to try making some.

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      May 26, 2014, 05.27 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks izbott, i love the dress and pants, both where great to wear. For my pants i just used a pair of mine as a template and made a pattern. I will definatly be making more x

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    May 26, 2014, 01.22 AMby mbuchanan1

    Nice dress, love the fabric. I ordered me some floral print scuba knit fabric a while back but has not found anything I want to use it for. I might make myself a dress.

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      May 26, 2014, 05.29 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, you should make a dress out of the fabric. What i love about it is the ease of sewing and no need for lining as the fabric is thick x

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    May 25, 2014, 11.26 PMby liliv-1

    I love these large flowers, the dress is so gorgeous and colorful and bold-exactly your style!

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      May 26, 2014, 05.30 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment liliv, i saw large flower prints everywhere online and wanted this mad print as soon as i saw it. It is certaimly.an in your face bold print which i lovenx

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