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Burda 07/2011#117

Added Nov 11, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I made three of these dresses last year, two for me and a long version for my friend. I never got round to posting this one and it’s one of my favourite dresses. It’s such a good pattern and very figure flattering with the gathered sides. The two batwing tops where made from scraps and are great to throw on with a pair of jeans, again another burda fab pattern.
the photo with the blue/ snakeskin print is four generations in one photo. I love this picture, it’s my daughter kelsey with her daughter lily myself and my wonderful mum .
I thought i would post this to check that burda has ironed out all the problems lol x

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    Nov 24, 2013, 12.13 PMby caireen

    What a stunning dress! And I always love the pictures of the woman in your family. I love bonds that reach across generations! :)

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      Nov 24, 2013, 01.21 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you caireen, it’s the irish blood lol. We are a very close family, not a day passes when one of us is’nt on the phone to the other. Mom always knows is she rings me and its engaged i’m blabbering to one of my sisters or my kids lol x

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    Nov 17, 2013, 06.48 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Lovely dress as always – it does look a breeze to wear! And congratulations on the lovely little one…four generations in a room together is quite a feat!

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      Nov 17, 2013, 11.31 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, we are a very close family which i love. The dress is a great pattern x

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    Nov 17, 2013, 04.10 PMby heatherrique

    Wow, Mary! You look sensational in that headturner of a dress! I also enjoyed the other photos you shared, especially the one with four generations of beauties. Just too sweet!

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      Nov 17, 2013, 04.31 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much heatherrique. That is such a lovely thing to say. That four generations is one of my most treasured. I just love it. Lilys a year old now and a cimolete sweetheart x

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      Nov 17, 2013, 04.32 PMby Mary Athey

      Sorry for hitting that inappropriate button. I do it all the time by accident. Its in such a stupid place x

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    Nov 16, 2013, 08.02 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    A lovely family picture. How amazing to have four generations together. Love the dress as always.x

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      Nov 16, 2013, 09.44 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much sleepy- dumpling. I have a wonderful family xx

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    Nov 14, 2013, 04.31 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    A very nice dress: it’s surely suits you in style and colour but what amuses me is its great fitting; it really looks like your second skin. You look very hot and fulI of energy. Burda should be happy to have such fans like your family: such pictures make the site a warm personal place:-)

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      Nov 14, 2013, 06.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana,your words are so lovely. I want to look good!! Not for my age as i dislike that term? Who is to judge what we should wear? I want to look and feel my best when i go out so making my own clothes helps. I know my body shape very well as we have been to- gether a long time lol. I am making my daughter a memory quilt with personal pieces from the four generations. Mum me my daughter and my grandaughter. It’ll take a while but i can’t wait for my daughter to recieve it.x

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      Nov 15, 2013, 05.13 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Your attitude to the sewing is adorable and really inspiring!

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      Nov 15, 2013, 06.03 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you oksana xx

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    Nov 14, 2013, 02.13 AMby velvetribbon

    All of the garments are so good! And I love to see your family pictures, so sweet :)

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      Nov 14, 2013, 06.22 AMby Mary Athey

      Thak you so much velvetribbin, it’s hard to believe that little lily turned one yesterday. The main party is on saturday so of course i’m making my outfit lol. Its the perfect oppurtunity to catch up with my family for a good chat x

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    Nov 13, 2013, 08.28 PMby vinia789

    You look fab Mary…as always and thank God Burda fixed the pixels prob:-)lem/

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      Nov 13, 2013, 08.58 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much vinia, thats a lovely thing to say x

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    Nov 12, 2013, 09.23 PMby cathysews

    Hi Mary, great photos, love the dress and particularly the fabric…great print.

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      Nov 13, 2013, 12.12 AMby Mary Athey

      Hi cathy, thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    Nov 12, 2013, 08.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    WOW! Sexy and chic my dear! Perfectly fit – and the fabric is wonderful :) Love your tops too! So sweet photo of 4 generations :)

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      Nov 12, 2013, 08.59 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ellen, i’m working on a dress and coat at the moment from a vintage burda. Hopefully i will finish it in time for lilys birthday party on saturday, shes one to.morrow. i love the photo of the four of us x

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      Nov 12, 2013, 09.04 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m really impressed – great goal ! Hope you will manage it in time.. Good Luck! Looking forward to see your dress and coat :-)

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    Nov 12, 2013, 07.45 AMby bethmaryharley

    Lovely dresses, Mary!

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      Nov 12, 2013, 07.57 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much bethmary. I love tie dye fabric.x

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    Nov 12, 2013, 07.03 AMby Byanka Ayala

    Great choice of fabric, the dress looks great on you!

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      Nov 12, 2013, 07.43 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much byanka, it’s fully lined as well which i love doing , i can’t be bothered with facings x

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    Nov 12, 2013, 06.52 AMby KristinaBerisha

    this dress is so chik and fits you perfect. The pattern is great and i adore jersey because it fits on body perfect. Love it :)

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      Nov 12, 2013, 07.54 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you kristina, a lot of people are frightened of using jersey because of the stretch but i love it. I have irritable bowel so depending in my mood or what u eat my body can swell up. This makes wearing restrictuve fabrics a no no. I adore jersey because it moves with me and i always feel so comfortable wearing it x

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    Nov 12, 2013, 05.34 AMby Anjovis

    Lovely dress Mary! And it looks great on you. I really like your fabric choice. And what a beautiful family picture! Your granddaughter is adorable :)

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      Nov 12, 2013, 06.12 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much anjovis, lily is one to.morr so theres a party plus we’re having one on saturday if course i made another outfit lol x

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    Nov 12, 2013, 02.31 AMby kisses

    Nice dress Mary…I can see why it is your favorite. It really hug and flatter you figure

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      Nov 12, 2013, 06.14 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks kisses, i added the halter to it as i/m more cmfortable knowing theres no chance the top will fall down lol x

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    Nov 12, 2013, 01.58 AMby nrobson

    beautiful dress, thanks for sharing your pics x

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      Nov 12, 2013, 06.15 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you nrobson, we all got the four generationsbpicture framed as it turned out so well x

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    Nov 12, 2013, 12.06 AMby kathhhhhy

    I love that mottled/ tie-dye sort of fabric!!! What a great bunch of photos with your adorable family, too!

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      Nov 12, 2013, 06.16 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much kathhhhhy, i’m do glad burda fixed their technical problems x

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    Nov 11, 2013, 11.54 PMby rita61

    You look wonderful and having fun as usual!!! How awesome to share the four generation picture! I think Burda has fixed things :-)

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      Nov 12, 2013, 12.00 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita, i just popped this on to test and see if butda has fixed the problems. I have a few new things to put on including my cape. Hopefully i’ll get it photigraphed on saturday at lilys 1st birthday party x

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