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Batwing sleeve dress, 6/2013. 105

Added Jun 2, 2013

by Mary Athey

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I could’nt wait to get my hands on this issue after seeing the preview. Theres so much i want to make from it.I had the tie dye fabric for a couple of years just waiting on the right pattern.The stripey fabrics quite new and was a bargain. I made the tie dye one first and loved it so i decided to make another. I love both. The strap i added so i can wear a bra instead of strapless.The stripe dress is slightly different in that i closed up most of the sleeve.I did’nt like seeing the inside of the fabric when i moved my arm. the tie dye one looked ok so i left it pretty much as per the pattern.I don’t think i’ll make another?? lol maybe the top in chiffon but if i do i would underline the dress rather than line it.This is a really great dress pattern and i think it looks good.
the based on would’nt let me add this?? so its burda 6/2013 dress 105/106 x

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    Jan 5, 2016, 01.39 PMby DivineMissM

    it looks gorgeous on you! I am planning it for a friend with a similar figure to yours.. and I love the idea of a knit fabric.\ Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Jan 5, 2016, 03.17 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, this is a great pattern x

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    Sep 7, 2013, 11.11 PMby sixteenstitches

    Love this you look gorgeous. Love the print too!! Very bright and fun.

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      Sep 8, 2013, 03.21 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, it’s one of my favourite patterns x

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    Aug 3, 2013, 08.32 PMby Yolanda Bravery

    love the dress, the material is perfect for it!

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      Aug 3, 2013, 08.52 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    Jun 23, 2013, 07.38 AMby jasmari

    Gorgeous dresses and such a lovely fabric. You really look great in those dresses!

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      Jun 23, 2013, 07.53 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, this is such a great pattern and so easy to make up x

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    Jun 12, 2013, 08.38 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    ooh yay I was thinking of making this one and wondered how it would look in non-satin fabrics, and there you went and made one! It looks lovely on you – so bright and cheery and that added strap is so genius!

    Couple questions: Did you have to modify the pattern to make it in jersey instead of satin? And, is the armhole on the side with the drape low enough to be indecent when the arm is lifted? I found that lots of RTW batwings result in me flashing my underwear!

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      Jun 12, 2013, 09.04 PMby Mary Athey

      hi and thanks for the lovely comment. first of it sews up really well. the lining takes care of anything showing on the batwing side. i wave my arms about like a right diva when dancing lol. I think this dress suits jersey so well as the drapes fab. go for it!! its a great pattern and so versatile, thats why i made two lol. if you look closely you’ll see i closed the batwing on the stripe one. the inside was just to white and it upset the balance of the dress if you get my drift. it stil looks good but hangs slightly different, more like a ruffle. the tie dye one i left as the pattern stated as it looked good on the inside x

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      Jun 26, 2013, 03.44 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      thanks for the very helpful tips! I’ll just have to get off my lazy butt and start sewing!

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      Jun 26, 2013, 05.17 AMby Mary Athey

      hi having two kids age 2 and 4 is hard work, how do you manage to sew lol. i had lily age 7 months fri sat and sunday. i said to my daughter i love having her but i need to finish some projects!! my daughter said just finish them as lily will be fine. I don’t think so, she whizzes round like mad in her baby walker knocking things down and grabbing everything within arms reach . i waited until she went home before i started sewing lol.

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    Jun 6, 2013, 04.30 PMby Moimisie

    They all look really nice on you Mary! Congrats on your summer wardrobe…. Sadly, I haven’t had the time lately to do much sewing….

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      Jun 6, 2013, 05.11 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i’m taking next week of work for a break so i’ll be sewing away lol x

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    Jun 5, 2013, 01.15 PMby Super Jeanette

    Gorgeous dresses! You’re ready for summer :) We’re also having our first sunny and hot days here in Switzerland and it feels good! Fizz is so cute and fluffy <3

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      Jun 5, 2013, 02.04 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, its been gorgeous here the last few days and its supposed to be lovely for the next week!! yayyyy!! fizz is the most gorgeous sweet little boy. He’s deaf so he’s an indoor cat. I’m in the process of making a harness so i can take him outside.Any harnesses i’ve bought have’nt worked properly and hes escaped.I’ll measure him properly x

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    Jun 3, 2013, 10.59 PMby Amycorinne1

    I love the colors and it looks beautiful on you, the fit is great!

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      Jun 4, 2013, 05.07 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you for your fab comment x

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    Jun 3, 2013, 07.04 PMby Jolands

    Lovely dresses Mary. You shine in them!

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      Jun 3, 2013, 07.09 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much xx

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    Jun 3, 2013, 03.38 AMby ronnielee

    Mary you are the Jersey Queen…and a big up to you, you know how to have fun! Love it! These colours look great on you!

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      Jun 3, 2013, 05.09 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks ronnie, i do love my jersey. I know a lot of sewers shy away fron it but i do love using it. i don’t like any restrictive fabric on me as i have IBS. I can go out feeling great then bloat during the night. The jersey expands with me lol x

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    Jun 2, 2013, 07.12 PMby pictureit17

    Great dresses, they look really comfy too.

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      Jun 2, 2013, 07.26 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you,they are comfty and hide a multitude of sins lol x

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    Jun 2, 2013, 07.09 PMby Helguchi

    What a gorgeous cat!!! Beautiful. Also the dress are very nice, love the stripes one. You look fantastic and both of them. The style really suits you.

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      Jun 2, 2013, 07.28 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for that fab comment. Fizz is my baby, he’s deaf so he stays indoors. He has the most beautiful nature as well. I worked out a kind of sign language for him and he’s one smart cat x

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    Jun 2, 2013, 05.36 PMby Angie H

    Both dresses are fabulous and adding the straps on one side was genius!

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      Jun 2, 2013, 05.50 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, i like everything to stay put when i’m dancing lol so the strap helped and it hid my bra x

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    Jun 2, 2013, 04.22 PMby kisses

    Love the fabrics and dress Mary…the tie and dye one is my favorite. The style is simple gorgeous on you and your pics scream fun

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      Jun 2, 2013, 04.36 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks kisses, this is a really good pattern and would look fabulous on you. I needed something kind of straight forward to show of the fabric and this style was ideal x

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    Jun 2, 2013, 03.35 PMby ctharp

    Lovely fabric and pattern! Your dress is super pretty…

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      Jun 2, 2013, 03.52 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you for your lovely comment x

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    Jun 2, 2013, 03.24 PMby Zsuzso

    You look fab in those dresses. Love it.

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      Jun 2, 2013, 03.53 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, its a really nice pattern x

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    Jun 2, 2013, 01.26 PMby zsyzu

    Your dress looks really nice and I love the colors on the fabric. You always look like your having a wonderful time and I love your cat Fizz.

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      Jun 2, 2013, 01.34 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, the patterns a good one. I think these would look good with sandles for during the day on holiday as well. It was my sisters birthday and ww had a lovely night. fizz is an absolute darling. He’s like my baby lol. He’s deaf so hes an indoor cat. I’m working on a harness jacket for him at the moment so i can take him outside.Every one i bought has been rubbish and he’s escaped. I’m using leather for the outer and fleece for the inner. I’ll post if it turns out well x

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    Jun 2, 2013, 11.15 AMby liliv-1

    Georgeous dresses Mary! Good choise of the pattern, it is a very flattering style on you. Your cat is very pretty!!

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      Jun 2, 2013, 01.36 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks liliv and it just goes to show that stripes going across the body don’t make you wider x

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    Jun 2, 2013, 10.48 AMby KristinaBerisha

    this is so beautiful, and the colours are fab. Love it and fits you great. Nice !

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      Jun 2, 2013, 01.37 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you kristina, i felt great wearing the tie dye one out last night. I’m wearing the other one this friday for an elvis night x

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