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The Modern Mary Dress

Added Jun 19, 2012

by JenniferMM

Atlanta, Georgia...






This is my modern interpretation of the blue and white flower show/garden party dress worn by Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey.

The dress has a empire waist, princess seams on the bodice front, a darted, straight skirt and short sleeves with cuff. The bodice side fronts and bodice backs were cut on a true bias, the bodice front and cuffs on the crossgrain, and all skirt pieces and sleeves on the grain.

More details and photos can be found on my blog . Thanks for looking! x

Material Notes

100% cotton, 7/8" grosgrain ribbon, Gutermann all-purpose thread, 14" YKK invisible zipper




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    Jul 10, 2012, 08.59 PMby Max Hernandez

    Very cute! I love the added pearl necklace, it’s very French, very Chanel.

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      Jul 11, 2012, 07.14 AMby JenniferMM

      Thanks so much, Max!

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    Jun 23, 2012, 09.37 AMby SassyT


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    Jun 20, 2012, 09.17 PMby kess

    This is beautiful! i love the interpertation, it really does resemble the original garment! also, I LOVE the gloves

    the blog link in your description is faulty. just so you know :)

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      Jun 21, 2012, 02.50 AMby JenniferMM

      Thank you, Kess!!

      Thanks also for letting me know about the link! I’ve fixed it :-)

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    Jun 20, 2012, 12.56 PMby aluckmann

    Hey look, you are a featured member project! Way to go Jennifer :) Of course I already told you, but this is a fabulous dress.

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      Jun 20, 2012, 02.01 PMby JenniferMM

      How exciting :-). Thanks, Annabelle!!

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    Jun 20, 2012, 07.10 AMby anniehermans

    Only one word: WAOUW. I love it, it looks so vintage. Congrats!

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      Jun 20, 2012, 01.59 PMby JenniferMM

      Aww, thank you, Annie!

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    Jun 20, 2012, 06.12 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    you have done miricales with those stripes: they fit to the perfection and i love love love your empire line top part! GREAT!!!!

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      Jun 20, 2012, 01.59 PMby JenniferMM

      Thank you! It’s nice to know my hard work shows.

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    Jun 19, 2012, 10.02 PMby G-A-

    Adorable, what a great dress!

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    Jun 19, 2012, 03.53 PMby Mary Athey

    Great dress and naned after me as well lol. love the way you did the stripes .i know its not easy.you did a great job x

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      Jun 19, 2012, 04.39 PMby JenniferMM

      Oh, how cute :-) Thank you, Mary!

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    Jun 19, 2012, 03.39 PMby Cheryl Scott

    Amazing, fresh interpretation. . .superb detailing. You should be very proud of your creation!

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      Jun 19, 2012, 04.39 PMby JenniferMM

      Thank you, Cheryl! I’m quite flattered!

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    Jun 19, 2012, 03.28 PMby joost52

    That is some crazy impressive stripe matching girl. Well done!

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      Jun 19, 2012, 04.41 PMby JenniferMM

      Thanks!! I was quite determined to get them in line.

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    Jun 19, 2012, 03.20 PMby libra-s

    Very pretty and well fitted!

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      Jun 19, 2012, 04.41 PMby JenniferMM

      Aww, thank you!!

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    Jun 19, 2012, 02.52 PMby Sara Álvarez

    Great job! And the way stripes are lined is delightful.

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      Jun 19, 2012, 04.42 PMby JenniferMM

      Thank you, Sara!!

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