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burda 2/2013 jersey waterfall drape front dress

Added Feb 10, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I made this dress but added the sleeves belonging to the.top as its chilly here at the moment. I.m still not sure weather.to keep them on or remove them.very quick easy dress x

Material Notes

Lyra jersey




Garment Type

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    Oct 21, 2013, 07.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This dress is gorgeous Mary! – and I like the long sleeves – then you can wear it all year around :)

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      Oct 21, 2013, 07.54 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ellen, i’m so glad you posted your dress as i had forget about mine lol. I hav’nt worn it yet but i will now x

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      Oct 21, 2013, 09.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear Mary – and I’m sure you will look amazing in it ;-)

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    May 21, 2013, 08.00 PMby Gbrinson

    I just got this pattern and I’m wondering what Piece #25 is for… Looks like a tombstone. Can somebody answer this for me? I can see from the confusing instructions that adding the darts to the bust will be tres’ difficult since I have no idea what they mean. More pictures would be helpful in the instructions. I’ve done many home decorating projects, curtains, slip covers, pillows, duvet covers, but this is my first attempt at clothing.

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      May 21, 2013, 08.11 PMby Mary Athey

      hi, i traced this pattern out from the magazine and its an easy one. i’ll hoak the magazine out and see where i can help you. i’ll get back to you ok x

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      May 22, 2013, 02.19 AMby Gbrinson

      Thanks Mary.

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      May 22, 2013, 03.03 PMby Mary Athey

      hi, well i’ve had a look and piece 25 is the sleeve. Its belonging to the top but you can use it for the dress like i did.It really is an easy dress to assemble and looks so good on. let me know if you need any further help x

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      May 23, 2013, 01.07 AMby Gbrinson

      Thank you again Mary. That makes so much sense. I hadn’t planned on sleeves and the image of the model didn’t show it with sleeves so I didn’t put 2 and 2 together.

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    Feb 26, 2013, 11.10 PMby Irina Schwab

    Great dress, Mary. I bought pink plain jersey to make this, but changed my mind having seen yours. Prints work better! Definitely keep the sleeves, it is more stylish like that. what needke and stitch did you use?

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      May 21, 2013, 08.09 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks irina, sorry i’ve just seen your comment? i used a number 14 and coates 120 cotton. x

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    Feb 18, 2013, 12.54 AMby Denise Angela

    I love this dress (I have the same fabric in black&white lol) now I have some inspiration to sew it up! Oh & I like the long sleeves!

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      Feb 18, 2013, 06.14 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks denise. can’t wait.to see yours.x

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    Feb 17, 2013, 11.29 PMby mezzocouture

    What a beautiful rendition of this pattern. Love the fabric!

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      Feb 18, 2013, 06.13 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, I had,my.eye.on this fabric.for.a while. It drapes beautifully x

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    Feb 15, 2013, 07.50 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Thanks for posting this! I’m thinking about downloading this pattern and it’s nice to see how it looks sewn up. I see you used jersey for this – does the weight drag down the neckline? I’m wondering if a chiffon or drapey crepe would work too.

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      Feb 15, 2013, 08.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi, yes.the.weight did drag it down a bit but I loved.this.fabric so I perservered. I stitched it down in the inside and lined it with the same fabric so if.it still pulled it would’nt be to noticable. Its fine. I think both fabrics, the crepe.and chiffon would work well, just remember when the darts are joined to’gether to create the waterfall it pulls it in quite a bit. it does look lovely on though. Make one so i can see yours x

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      Feb 16, 2013, 06.43 PMby The Tropical Sewist

      I want to! soon I hope. You MUST link your lovely dress to the original pattern! I was looking at the online pattern and there are no sewn examples of it, so yours would be the first! It would also be a great resource for folks looking for inspiration.

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      Feb 16, 2013, 07.06 PMby Mary Athey

      I’ll try to link it but any.time.i try.it never.links? X

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      Feb 18, 2013, 10.16 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      It doesn’t seem to be a problem on my computer. Just tick the ‘based on a burdastyle pattern’ on the project page, type in the month/year or dress search term, and it pulls up items for you to select?

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    Feb 14, 2013, 10.53 PMby liliv-1

    love it so much! now i desperately need to sew it, with sleeves of course

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      Feb 15, 2013, 06.35 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for the lovely compliment xx

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    Feb 14, 2013, 03.20 PMby vinia789

    Great outfit Mary.

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      Feb 14, 2013, 05.54 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you vinia, now i need a good night out to wear.it.x

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    Feb 12, 2013, 11.22 AMby Anna E

    love the fabric.

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      Feb 12, 2013, 02.14 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, it.feels lovely to the.touch as.well x

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    Feb 12, 2013, 02.58 AMby neveenkarnes

    I love this dress it looks very comfy.. I would leave the sleeves and make another one for the summer too. Well done the fabric choice is wonderful ..

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      Feb 12, 2013, 06.31 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, I.m already planning another without sleeves lol x

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    Feb 11, 2013, 08.18 PMby skapatavmig

    Lovely, I want to make one for my holiday!

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      Feb 11, 2013, 09.43 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks. You should make.one. This is a really.good.pattern.and easy.x

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    Feb 11, 2013, 04.56 PMby kathhhhhy

    Fantastic! I love this! Great thinking to make this with sleeves.

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      Feb 11, 2013, 05.22 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks kathy, I loved.yours.and i’m thimking.of making the top as well.the drape did.drag a bit but.its not to moticeable x

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    Feb 11, 2013, 11.43 AMby ladafl

    Love the print. I would keep the sleeves on for now and take them off closer to summer? ;-)

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      Feb 11, 2013, 03.27 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, i’m thinking of making another one for summer, sleeveless and in a flowery print x

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    Feb 11, 2013, 10.36 AMby sixteenstitches

    So cute! I love the fabric print. I bet it looks even better on!

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      Feb 11, 2013, 11.16 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you,.i’ll stick a photo on once I get a night out!! Its been to cold here to venture far so i’ve been staying in & sewing like mad lol

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    Feb 11, 2013, 02.51 AMby kisses

    Very nice dress Mary and the fabric is lovely

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      Feb 11, 2013, 06.05 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks kisses I do love my favric x

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    Feb 11, 2013, 12.26 AMby rita61

    Lovely dress! I wanted to see what it would look like in a print; you’ve made up my mind on which material in my stash I will use!! And I will be putting on 3/4 sleeves, so I now know how it will look; THANKS.

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      Feb 11, 2013, 06.06 AMby Mary Athey

      Glad you like it. I look forward to seeing.yours xx

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    Feb 10, 2013, 11.10 PMby janene

    Amazing dress. Proper showstopper!

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      Feb 10, 2013, 11.13 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so.much.for the fab comment janene xx

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    Feb 10, 2013, 08.50 PMby schnui

    This is a lovely dress Mary and the fabric really suits this pattern. I bought a similar fabric yesterday in a sale, so now you have inspired me on which pattern to use. I will be adding the long sleeves like you have done.

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      Feb 10, 2013, 09.12 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much. This fabric only cost me.£6 for 1&1/2 metres. What a bargain.i had this pattern in mind when I saw the fabric. I can’t wait to see your’s x

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    Feb 10, 2013, 08.23 PMby Mary P.

    Really, beautiful!!!

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      Feb 10, 2013, 08.29 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you mary xx

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    Feb 10, 2013, 08.12 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Very very beatiful!!

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      Feb 10, 2013, 08.29 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for the lovely compliment, I.might make a couple of tops with this pattern as well x

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    Feb 10, 2013, 06.25 PMby peipe

    Great! I thought about making the shirt. I love your version, dress with sleeves and you probably have more possibilities to wear a dress with sleeves than without. Perfect! I also like the fabric you chose.

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      Feb 10, 2013, 06.46 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you. The fabrics lovely and so silky to the.touch. I think i’ll keep the sleeves and hem them as.i did.nt do it.in case they where coming back of lol x

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