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burda 4/2013 reversable dress

Added Mar 31, 2013

by Mary Athey

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i saw this dress in the latest issue and loved the neckline. i was looking for a pattern that i could use for a mixed print dress. i used scraps of fabric for this project to test the pattern out. i did’nt like the end result but its grown on me. I saw something similiar to this on pin intetest so decided to have a go. i just cut the dress pattern apart at the waist section.

Material Notes

cotton mix jersey


Garment Type

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    Apr 19, 2013, 11.44 AMby Elena Perletti

    It’s great how the prints are combined! but i love most the “flowered” version ;DD

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      Apr 19, 2013, 03.59 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i prefer the flowered side as well but if i ever spill a drink on it i can reverse it lol x

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    Apr 13, 2013, 01.49 PMby zsyzu

    This looks great on you Mary! I like how you can turn it inside out and have 2 different looks!

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      Apr 14, 2013, 09.06 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely comment xx

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    Apr 10, 2013, 05.23 PMby saxsilverain

    you mixed these fabrics & patterns so well! the whole combination works so great on you! :)

    and sorry for asking such a dumb question, but is the dress reversible inside out or backwards? (or is it just the name of the dress?) whatever it is, i super love the idea of a reversible dress, now you make me want to make one for myself (again!). :D

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      Apr 10, 2013, 06.56 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you for the lovely comment. its fully reversable as in its two dresses really. i had a metre of the stripey fabric and about 3/4 0f the floral. i love lined dresses as they sit nicer in my opinion. i just thought i’ll use up the rest of the fabric and make it reversable. both are the same length which helps lol x

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    Apr 6, 2013, 06.08 PMby heatherrique

    Mary, you look fierce and fab in these styles and colors!

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      Apr 6, 2013, 06.33 PMby Mary Athey

      ahh thank you heather x

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    Apr 6, 2013, 08.58 AMby Inga 888

    Mix of print and color is so much fun, looking great :)

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      Apr 6, 2013, 03.43 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much x

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    Apr 4, 2013, 06.44 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    So bright and so cheerful! The dress of the person who enjoys life! The colour match is adorable!

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      Apr 4, 2013, 07.47 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you for your lovely comment xx

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    Apr 3, 2013, 06.33 PMby Denise Angela

    Oh love how you mixed the fabrics as my daughter & I are sewing a dress with different fabrics & colours!

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      Apr 3, 2013, 06.56 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i look forward to seeing it x

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    Apr 3, 2013, 03.27 PMby Smizener

    What an interesting idea, two dresses in one. Nice colour combos too. Great job!

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      Apr 3, 2013, 06.57 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i thought it was a good way to use up odd bits of fabric x

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    Apr 2, 2013, 01.43 PMby kisses

    Nice dress Mary….lovely combination of fabrics

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      Apr 2, 2013, 04.17 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks kisses. its still very cold here so i really should be making trousers lol x

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    Apr 1, 2013, 12.39 PMby chula123

    Ohh Mary, this looks fun !! You did a great job ! I am toying with the idea of making the tshirt version of this (you know the blue one with the lace back) but so far I have been too lazy copying the pattern. Somehow I just can’t bring myself to do anything yet, even though there are quite a few nice projects in the april issue. Fed up with sewing winter clothes but not yet in the right mood to start on spring/summer, just tooooooo cold ::(((((

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      Apr 1, 2013, 12.55 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks chula, i saw your red dress (gorgeous), on i think the german site.you should cut the top out as its a quick make. i’m going to make a couple of tops when i get round to it lol. the necklines fab. i know what you mean about the cold, did you sed me standing in the snow in my jumpsuits lol. xx

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      Apr 1, 2013, 02.04 PMby chula123

      Yes, I saw those pictures ! Cudos to you for posing in the snow ! I meant to comment on those jumpsuits, but my computer is playing up lately, keeps freezing or throwing me out of internet. Got to take it to the shop tomorrow and hopefully “Del-Boy” can fix it ! And yes, his name is DEL -)), so wish me luck !!
      Before I forget again, loved your jumpsuits ! Think I prefer the blue one. XXX

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    Apr 1, 2013, 10.11 AMby sleepy-dumpling

    Great dress.I enjoy your fun photos :)

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    Apr 1, 2013, 04.38 AMby Zsuzso

    Great looking dress

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      Apr 6, 2013, 03.44 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you for the lovely comment x

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    Mar 31, 2013, 09.16 PMby Cristina Staicu

    It looks so fresh and spring-like :) beautiful xx

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      Mar 31, 2013, 09.49 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, at least the snows gone. its freezing still x

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    Mar 31, 2013, 08.37 PMby KristinaBerisha

    Mary this is so interesant. Great idea .

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      Mar 31, 2013, 09.47 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i love playing around with fabric x

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    Mar 31, 2013, 08.30 PMby rita61

    Nice! You take such fun pictures!!! No more snow? :-) (I’m still waiting for my April issue)

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      Mar 31, 2013, 09.47 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks, theres some good stuff in the april issue. i’ve traced out a couple of dresses and a pair of trousers so far. i liked this dress pattern because of the pleated neck and its easy lol. the snows gone but its still freezing x

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    Mar 31, 2013, 06.20 PMby liliv-1

    You gave interest to this pattern with your alterations and the choice of prints. Great job!

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      Mar 31, 2013, 06.25 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much x

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    Mar 31, 2013, 06.08 PMby carolientje

    that’s lovely ;) nice dress

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      Mar 31, 2013, 06.25 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you for the lovely compliment x

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