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Asymmetric dress, burda 4/3013

Added May 19, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






This dress came to gether really well. i decided to use floral fabric and fully line it rather than use lace and underlining.I thought it would look nice to accentuate the diagonal seam so i double stitched black binding down it. I hated it so covered it up with a ruffled piece in the same fabric. I think it looks ok I wore it out last night with my mum. I made her top as well and dos’ nt she look fabulous. mum called up yesterday before we went out with the biggest bag of lace thread binding buttons elastic and a burda pattern, she bought it all of a seller at a car boot sale. bless her heart. I was so thrilled. it was like xmas and my birthday all rolled into one lol x

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    Jan 2, 2014, 02.08 AMby hal466

    Nice Dress! I like the colour of this dress. Happy New Year!

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      Jan 2, 2014, 11.44 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much and a happy new year to you as well x

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    Jun 18, 2013, 07.04 AMby Dilyana Drumeva

    Great Fabric! Orange is my favorite color x

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      Jun 18, 2013, 08.28 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i love all bright colours but greens my favourite x

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    May 22, 2013, 05.50 PMby KristinaBerisha

    Mary again great job. You and your mum look so great together in new outfits. You did a great job. Lots of smiles and great dresses.

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      May 22, 2013, 10.13 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you kristina, i have such fun with my mum and i’m blessed with a wonderful family. I’ve just got junes burda and i love it so more dresses lol x

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    May 21, 2013, 04.20 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Oh Mary, every time you post something, we know it will be special, with lots of smiles and now-a little squirrel :)) I really like the print and the way it wear it! It looks great! xx

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      May 22, 2013, 10.16 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks cristina, i wish i could pose as well as lthe squirrel lol, i got lots of photos of him.I made three tops yestarday. mum got one out of the remaining fabric from this dress. she loved it x

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    May 21, 2013, 09.57 AMby Super Jeanette

    Oh, thank you so much!!!!! He’s so cute, I love how he holds his paws!!! I’d love to feed and cuddle him. You made my day, Mary!! :D You’re lovely in your new dress, that’s a sweet floral!! And your mum rocks in her new top :) xx

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      May 21, 2013, 02.08 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much. the squirrels adorable is’nt he, he comes up on the window ledge all the time looking food. all the others run but not him. i was knocking the window and he was so curious lol x

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    May 21, 2013, 01.50 AMby velvetribbon

    Lovely garments that you made Mary! I like the printed fabric that you choose for your dress and your mom top is so summery.

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      May 21, 2013, 06.46 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, i’ve a piece of the orange floral left so i’ll make mum another top as she liked the fabric. maybe do contrast sleeves x

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    May 20, 2013, 11.12 PMby Moimisie

    Great dress Mary and your mum looks lovely in her blouse!

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      May 21, 2013, 06.48 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, i do love my dresses. it gives me so much pleasure, who cares if i’ve made loads,, i’ve a three bed house to myself now the kids have moved out lol one room will be my sewing room x

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    May 20, 2013, 02.57 PMby Smizener

    Beautiful as usual. Your mum looks great in that shirt. Love the squirrel shots as well.

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      May 20, 2013, 03.02 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much. i do love this top on mum so i’ll make her a couple more. my work place is coming down with squirrels. this one was so bold lol x

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    May 20, 2013, 11.42 AMby kisses

    Oh Mary…the dress and your mom top is fabulous. It must be fun for you and your mom to be hanging out. Your photos are always fun and cheerful

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      May 20, 2013, 11.49 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks kisses, we get on so well and have the same sence of humour. we go on holiday to.gether as well look at all the lace trimmings etc she got me. it really was a huge bag and would’ve cost a fortune origonally. i was so happy. the dress is really easy kisses. you’d look great in it x

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    May 19, 2013, 07.52 PMby rita61

    You both look lovely and so happy! :-) Nice find by your mom!

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      May 19, 2013, 10.08 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks rita, i was thrilled with the big bag of lace trim etc mum got. It would’ve cost a fortune to buy all that. I’ll put it all to good use x

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    May 19, 2013, 07.01 PMby annie-s-1

    I love your dress and you Mum’s top too. You both look so gorgeous and summery. Hope you’re having better weather there than we are here in Scotland. It rained solidly yesterday – got a lot of sewing done though!!! I can just imagine how thrilled you were with your Mum’s surprise gift. I just love lace and trimmings. I’ve been known to buy three of four sets of buttons for one garment because I can’t decide. X

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      May 19, 2013, 09.56 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much annie, is’nt our weather rubbish. apparently the next couple of days are supposed to be nice so that"ll be the summer then lol I used to live in kilmarnock and we do get the same weather. mum got an absolute bargain!! the chap selling does house clearances. I paid £1.90 for one metre of trim and she got twenty different ones with loads of metres on plus everything else for a fiver. fabulous eh x

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    May 19, 2013, 06.48 PMby carolientje

    oh mary this looks very nice!!!! how many dresses have you hihihi,

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      May 19, 2013, 06.57 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks, i have loads lol. i can’t stop making them. i have a spare room filled with dresses. x

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    May 19, 2013, 06.06 PMby frederi

    hey mary, the dress is great, i like the ruffle! The top is also very pretty and both of you look beautiful, such a nice picture with the two of you!

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      May 19, 2013, 06.14 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, my whole familys really close which is lovely and mum really is my best friend. i love the top on her and she wears it a lot so i’ll make her some more x

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    May 19, 2013, 05.15 PMby Mary Athey

    I forgot to add that i added four inches to the length and i used elastic to the diagonal seam on the floral fabric and lining. i also chopped about two inches of the sleeves as they’re way long, i only noticed after i looked at the burda pic how long they are. i love the neckline and the hems asymmerial as well x

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    May 19, 2013, 04.28 PMby Zsuzso

    Lovely ladies. Nice dress and top as well. Cute visitor you have also.

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      May 19, 2013, 05.07 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you lol. I put the squirrel pic on for one of the other sewers on here who loves them. my works next to fields and theres lots of squirrels rabbits etc, this we chaps so friendly though x

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    May 19, 2013, 04.00 PMby Angie H

    I love the asymmetrical neckline on the dress. It really looks good in the print fabric.

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      May 19, 2013, 05.09 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, it got a lot of compliments last niggt so that was lovely x

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    May 19, 2013, 02.56 PMby liliv-1

    Oh dear Mary, I’m sorry to tell that your mum is even more pretty and trendy than you:) Both garments are very nice…you are very productive btw!

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      May 19, 2013, 03.02 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you lol, everyone thinks mums my sister when we’ re out.She’s an incredible woman, great fun and my best friend xx

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