Take 2 dresses, burda 5/2012 141

Added Apr 22, 2013

by Mary Athey

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I wanted to make a couple of wrap dresses and looked on here as i have way to many burda mags to go through lol. I found this one and then traced it from my magazine. Its a really nice pattern. I made the pink one first and found it was a tad low so i raised the front bodice panal on the floral one. a cleverly placed pin saved my blushes when i wore the pink one. Having a dress with sexy on it was enough i think lol. I was going to add sleeves but i’m optimisic we’ll get a summer?? lol

i added a photo of some of my new patterns. i saw the kisses version of the ruffle front dress so i had to have it and also one of my stash. this is’nt even half of the fabric i have lol, still i managed to sort it into plain and patterned fabric x

Material Notes

cotton based jersey

Difficulty

Intermediate

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For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    May 4, 2013, 02.04 AMby oliviabones

    You look super fantastic in your dresses! Beautiful!

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      May 4, 2013, 05.29 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    May 1, 2013, 05.17 PMby Abigail Jones

    Mary, you are such an inspiration! These dresses are beautiful

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      May 1, 2013, 06.38 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for the fabulous comment. i really appreciate it x

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    Apr 28, 2013, 06.28 PMby zsyzu

    Very nice dresses! They fit you so nicely and the prints are wonderful!

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      Apr 28, 2013, 06.32 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your fab comment. its much appreciated x

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    Apr 25, 2013, 01.45 PMby Smizener

    I just saw your latest project, awesome. I am partial to the floral one, as I love floral prints. Your dresses are a hopeful reminder that summer is on its way.

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      Apr 28, 2013, 06.32 PMby Mary Athey

      awww thank you so much for the lovely comment. we’ve had hailstones here to.day!! i wish the sun would come out and stay out x

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    Apr 25, 2013, 11.30 AMby pamchar

    Sexy dress that fits you perfectly, my favorite is the pink one!! ;)

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      Apr 25, 2013, 11.59 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks pam, i wore the pink one out the other week and judging by the compliments i got everyone loved it as well. i felt so nice wearing it as well x

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    Apr 24, 2013, 08.01 PMby Irina Schwab

    wow, cool dresses, Mary!!!! you are an expert!!!

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      Apr 25, 2013, 05.32 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks for the lovely comment but i’m far from an expert. i love this burda site though as i learn so much from other sewers and i get great tips and techniques as well.i could always sew but i mainly made curtains quilt covers and cushions. i made the odd dress but never anything difficult. this site has pushed me to make dresses tops baby clothes trousers jumpsuits skirts etc and i’m now going to tackle undies, pants first x

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    Apr 24, 2013, 04.40 PMby velvetribbon

    They both very pretty dress and I love the fabrics. Good job Mary!

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      Apr 24, 2013, 05.27 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, the floral fabrics so soft to the touch and tge full liming helps them hang nice x

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    Apr 24, 2013, 03.21 PMby Madcinderella

    Wow Mary, love both dresses and you look great in them! :D

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      Apr 24, 2013, 03.33 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you for the fab comment. i do love my dresses x

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    Apr 24, 2013, 08.27 AMby christine carroll

    Great dress Mary, really good cut on you x

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      Apr 24, 2013, 08.35 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, they’re so easy to wear as well x

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    Apr 24, 2013, 08.09 AMby iheartfabric

    Absolutely Gorgeous Mary! The fabric colours are so bright and fun they look great!

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      Apr 24, 2013, 08.40 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much. its one of my favourite patterns at the moment, flattering and easy lol x

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    Apr 24, 2013, 06.55 AMby KristinaBerisha

    Great dresses. Great fabric and design. Looks fab on you. I like midi long dress it is modern now. Great job. ;-)

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      Apr 24, 2013, 07.24 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i have knobbley knees from climbing trees when i was young and these dresses hide them lol x

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      Apr 25, 2013, 12.23 PMby KristinaBerisha

      Ha ha. Smart girl ;-)

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    Apr 24, 2013, 06.21 AMby emlj

    Fabulous as ever! Really love the pattern and prints together x

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      Apr 24, 2013, 07.25 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you for your lovely compliment. i really appreciate every word x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 09.31 PMby Kovu

    Your dresses are beautiful, I cant wait to see what else you make.

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      Apr 24, 2013, 05.01 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your smashing comment.i really need to start on my stash before i buy more lol x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 07.27 PMby Jolands

    What a lovely dresses Mary. They will be great in summer. And as I see you have a lot to do next. That’s the same with me, always more fabric and ideas as time x

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      Apr 23, 2013, 08.01 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, if i could i’d sew every day to work through my stash lol. i need more nights out to wesr everything as well lol x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 05.21 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    They’re both so pretty! Such fun cheerful colors :) I’m with you on the dresses – no matching, just throw them on and you’re out the door. Give me a dress any time! Looking forward to seeing many more from you!

    Your stash is looking grand :)

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      Apr 23, 2013, 05.41 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i used the wrong pic of my stash lol. i had a really good brighter one. i’ve lots more to put on but i really want to take some in the castle grounds here. the scenarys gorgeous x

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      Apr 24, 2013, 01.14 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      Oh my! are you on vacation in a castle? I’m envious! Hope to see lots of lovely pics of you in your lovely dresses!

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      Apr 24, 2013, 05.05 AMby Mary Athey

      hi. i wish i was on holiday but sadly no, my home town in northern ireland is built round a castle and theres plenty of it still standing. the grounds are gorgeous and theres a fab walkway that takes you down to lough neigh which is very pretty with swans boats etc. i just need good weather lol x

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      Apr 24, 2013, 09.04 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      aw, that sounds completely lovely. I’ve never seen a real proper castle before, only read about them in storybooks. The asian palaces look totally different. To live near the grounds of one sounds awfully romantic!

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      Apr 24, 2013, 09.27 AMby Mary Athey

      i’ll get lots of photos taken so you can see the lovely grounds and the castle walls. i’m going to take a few dresses and get some photos taken. like a mini photo shoot lol x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 11.58 AMby chula123

    Oh Mary, love both those dresses, although I have to admit the purply flowery one is my favourite ! You’ve got quite a selection of patterns there, looking forward to loads of lovely dresses from you :-)))

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      Apr 23, 2013, 12.06 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks chula, our wardrobes must be quite similar now lol. i can’t stop making dresses. i just love them x

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      Apr 23, 2013, 12.14 PMby chula123

      yeah, I know what you mean about dresses. On the german burda website you see a lot of different variations of one particular pants pattern and I keep telling myself I must try this but always end up with a dress instead :-)

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      Apr 23, 2013, 12.19 PMby Mary Athey

      i’ve been on the german one and the russian one as well. the standard of sewings incredible. the russian one has some amazing dresses x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 11.10 AMby liliv-1

    I can’t decide which i love more….they are both lovely and you look very sexy in them!

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      Apr 23, 2013, 12.07 PMby Mary Athey

      awww thank you liliv. i love all your dresses so thats a lovely compliment from you x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 10.15 AMby ladafl

    I see you have been busy! Both dresses look fab! Summer is on its way :-)

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      Apr 23, 2013, 10.41 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks sewing keeps me out of trouble lol. i’ve a lot more to put on but i’m waiting for a good day so i can photograph them in lovely irish scenary x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 10.10 AMby carolientje

    good job mary, i love it :))

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      Apr 23, 2013, 10.42 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you for the lovely compliment, it makes me smile x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 08.30 AMby Cristina Staicu

    Wow., Mary, you look great! The dress is really beautiful, the print as well. Great job!

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      Apr 23, 2013, 10.42 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, these are so easy to make as well x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 08.29 AMby Debbie Allingham

    Looking fabulous! These are great :)

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      Apr 23, 2013, 10.43 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much. i’m praying for some much needef sunshine so i can get some good pics outside x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 02.59 AMby Sewindubai

    These are both lovely dresses. You did a great job.

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      Apr 23, 2013, 04.58 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much its lovely to get a good pattern thats easy to do x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 02.11 AMby Mary P.

    Both dresses are so beautiful dear Mary!!!!

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      Apr 23, 2013, 05.00 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks mary, i have that much fabric to use it i’ll be sewing till i’m ninety lol x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 01.32 AMby Zsuzso

    Very pretty dress. Lovely fabric.

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      Apr 23, 2013, 05.00 AMby Mary Athey

      thanj you for your lovely comment. i’m mad about fabric and nearly hyperventiliate when i spot a fabric shop lol x

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    Apr 23, 2013, 12.52 AMby ronnielee

    Looking g8 Mary! Now, that is an entrance!! Purple is you, love it! xx

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      Apr 23, 2013, 05.01 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks ronnie, i really need to make some trousers but i always find my way back to dresses lol x

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    Apr 22, 2013, 09.39 PMby Angie H

    very nice!

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    Apr 22, 2013, 08.52 PMby rita61

    Your dresses are great. And I enjoy your write up and photos! You can help me with my stash, where your’s is done :-)

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      Apr 22, 2013, 10.00 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i’d love to see your stash as well lol. I tell myself i’m going to make use of my stash before i buy more fabric but it never works out. I can’t resist lovely fabric x

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    Apr 22, 2013, 08.47 PMby kisses

    Oh Mary I love that purple fabric….Both dresses look good. I see you have some really hot patterns and fabrics. Cant wait to see your versions. I so have that Butterick Retro pattern but I cant find the right fabric yet. I know you will find awesome fabrics so I am looking out for that one first :-)

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      Apr 22, 2013, 10.04 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks kisses, the purple floral fabric is lovely. i made tops out of the leftover fabric. I can’t wait to try out these patterns. that vintage ones fab is’nt it. Its petite though so i’ll have to adjust it. The pattern for these dresses though was plus size and i adjusted that x

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