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Burda 02/2014 #141

Added Feb 6, 2014

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I could’nt wait to get februarys magazine as i so wanted to make this dress. I saw a similiar one in a magazine for £180 so i decided to make my own. It’s a great pattern and goes to.gether really quickly. The hardest part was the tracing lol. I plan on making another one and have the fabric ready to go. I wore this to my daughters 21st birthday party and it was so comfortable. I downsized this pattern to fit me and i do really like it. I got asked where i bought it? Which is such a great compliment i think. It was a fabulous party x


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    Feb 12, 2014, 02.47 PMby kusum k

    you are so pretty and lovely dress

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      Feb 12, 2014, 05.04 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much kamala k for your lovely comment and compliment. Everyones comments means so much to me x

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    Feb 12, 2014, 04.28 AMby izbott

    This looks great Mary! Nice work.

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      Feb 12, 2014, 10.22 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I have another one made plus i made a top version for my mum. U’ll oost once i get some photos x

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    Feb 8, 2014, 05.21 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is very beautiful, Mary, and is good for any season: bright colours combine so great. I didn’t buy any of this year Burda but now I feel Iike looking through the issues one more time:-) Looks very nice and suits you!

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      Feb 8, 2014, 06.03 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you oksana, i have my burdas ordered at my local paper shop. I used to get them on ebay or when i went into belfast.(capitol). Theres always something i like in them so i find them well worth the money and i love looking back through old issues.This is a really good pattern and it looks good on. I have made another and i’m going to make a top or two lol x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 10.07 PMby rita61

    Great dress! I just received my magazine 3 days ago, and I have been contemplating making this into a top; do you think it would work? Great cake!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.31 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita, we must think awful alike as i’m thinking the same thing!! I have made another dress to-day, unlined this time as the fabrics got a good weight to it. I was looking at it on dolly my dressform and thought it would make a great top as well. On the pattern i would take it down as far as the Pink section and cut across. I would do a plain back though x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 08.08 PMby tigger0580

    It’s a beautiful dress and the colors matches perfectly together.

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      Feb 7, 2014, 09.10 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much tigger0580, i do really like this pattern. I have just finished another one. This time in a dogtooth fabric.x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 03.49 PMby velvetribbon

    Gorgeous dress, Mary! Love the color combo and it suit you perfectly. Lovely family photos as well :-)

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      Feb 7, 2014, 04.07 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks velvetribbon, i wore it to a great party , kelseys 21st. . I love having my family round me, we have such a laugh. I was hoarse yesterday as everyone talks at once lol x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 10.01 AMby Debbie Alli

    You did it again – yet another gorgeous dress, Mary! It looks fabulous on you – and what lovely family photos – looks like you all had a wonderful time :) x

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.08 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks debbie, this is such a lovely pattern and to think a similiar one was for sale at £180 makes my love of sewing all the more sensible lol. I can dress well for a fraction of the cost x

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.22 AMby Debbie Alli

      That’s my excuse too, Mary, although I’d hate to work out the value of my fabric, trims, buttons etc etc stash, haha! I might found out they’re worth a couture Chloé dress :-O Haha! xx

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.36 AMby Mary Athey

      Same here lol, another bag of fabric has arrived for me to.day. i justify the expence because i’m not going out this week end so the money i’m saving i spent lol x

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.43 AMby Debbie Alli

      Haha :) I don’t think we need to justify our love of fabric to anyone, do we? It’s there to be loved! Enjoy your new stash! x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 02.52 AMby nrobson

    Dress looks great, lovely colour combo, hope your daughter had a great birthday. X

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      Feb 7, 2014, 07.56 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so Much Nadia, this is such a great pattern. I could’nt believe how quick it sewed up once i had the pattern traced and cut out x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 02.51 AMby Regan Mackenzie

    another gorgeous dress from you, and fab colours. You gorgeous thing!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 07.58 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you regan for your smashing comment. I must say the two blues as my first choice. I had the navy with other colours including mustard which looked lovely but it was to be my origonal choice. Its a very comfty dress x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 10.50 PMby schnui

    Another gorgeous dress Mary!! I love this dress and once my Feb Burda arrives, I might just try this pattern. Burda takes ages to arrive in Australia. I think a little man rows a boat from Germany to Australia once a month rather than put the magazines in an expensive Qantas cargo jet!!!! Nevermind, it is one of the highlights of the month to receive my Burda and I have been collecting them for 40 years now!!

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      Feb 6, 2014, 11.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Oh wow 40 years you must have boxes full. I have bought loads on ebay from the 80’s and 90’s and i love looking through them. I get such creative ideas. I had to laugh at your descrip
      tion of how you get your magazine lol. I can just picture the man in the boat hahaha. X

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      Feb 7, 2014, 08.44 AMby schnui

      You won’t believe it! that little man in the row boat turned up toady and delivered my Feb Burda. He must have known I was whinging about him being slow!!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 08.54 AMby Mary Athey

      Hahaha, i’m so glad you got it. I had a couple of days of work so i’m going to make another of these in a pattern this time. Happy reading and sewing xx

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    Feb 6, 2014, 10.27 PMby kihli

    Great dress, I like the color combo and it looks great on you (even better than the original)!

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      Feb 6, 2014, 10.38 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks kihli for your lovely comment and compliment. Burda do these colour block dresses so well x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 09.24 PMby cathysews

    It’s fab……you’ve done a great job downsizing the pattern. Great photos

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      Feb 6, 2014, 09.57 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much cathy, it turned out nicer than i hoped for x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 07.53 PMby kisses

    Love this style too Mary. Your dress looks fabulous on and the colours go really well together. Beautiful mom, daughter and family

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      Feb 6, 2014, 09.58 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much kisses. I had that many colour combinations to choose from but this was my first choice and it works x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 06.55 PMby slmnstyle

    Love your dress Mary! It looks waaaay better than the project photo from the pattern in my opinion. And your daughter is lovley, just like her Mum :) Looks like a fun party! -Stephanie

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      Feb 6, 2014, 10.00 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much stephanie, it was a great might. I love all the family to.gether although i am suffering to.day lol x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 06.52 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Mary your dress looks great on you and lovely contrasting colours.

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      Feb 6, 2014, 10.01 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. The fabrics a good weight ponte roma so it hangs well x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 06.21 PMby liliv-1

    Amazing dress dear Mary, the color combination is very nice!

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      Feb 6, 2014, 10.03 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks liliv i really appreciate your lovely comments. I am going to make another but in a patterned fabric this time x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 05.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous dress Mary! You look terrific! I love the colors you have chosen and it suits you so well ;) Lovely family you have :-))

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      Feb 6, 2014, 10.06 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ellen, we had a lovely might filled with lots of laughs and lots of booze lol. Kelsey enjoyed it so thats all that matters x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 05.10 PMby elletjebee

    Beautiful dress! I just love the colours. You really did a great job.

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      Feb 6, 2014, 10.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 04.45 PMby chula123

    I also liked this dress when I saw it in the magazine, didn’t start on it though, cos I thought having to downsize it might be a tad complicated, but you did a great job ! love the colours you chose, looks great on you. blue really suits you. XXX and happy belated bday to your daughter :-))

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      Feb 6, 2014, 10.12 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much chula, you should give this one a go. It was quite easy going down sizes as i’ve done it before. I also taped the two back halves to.gether as i had no need of a zip. The back darts give the dress great shape. We had a lovely night x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 04.11 PMby mokosha

    beautiful dress, mary! love the colors you choose!

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      Feb 6, 2014, 10.13 PMby Mary Athey

      Mokosha i thank you very much indeed. This dress came to gether so well and i’m already planning a second one x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 03.35 PMby Mary Athey

    Thank you so much yenny lee. This worked out at about a tenth of the origonal plus its fully lined x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 03.33 PMby yenny lee

    Yea..they are twins!! :D great job Mary..its very very very nice :D

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