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Added Oct 8, 2012

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






this is one of the new batch of patterns i got just before my holiday, its a fab pattern and the dress looks and feels great on. i ordered some red knitted jersey with a silver thread of ebay but it looked like xmas tinsel when it arrived lol , i used the inside of the fabric as it was nicer in my opinion and i made a little lined bolero as well for winter! i omitted the boning and the interfacing as i don’t like anything to rigid on me and i added little straps as i liked the of my shoulder look. i adore this pattern and i.m going to make a slinky one x

Material Notes

red knitted one way stretch jersey with a silver thread
red jersey for the lining




Fall, Winter
Classic, Evening Wear

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    Jan 22, 2013, 02.22 AMby sixteenstitches

    This dress is amazing and suits your figure perfectly. You look absolutely gorgeous! Fabric is adorable as well massive winner! Hehe

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      Jan 22, 2013, 06.23 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you from a.freezing snowey ireland lol. Considering the fabric plus lining cost about £9 it was win win win. You.d look fab in this pattern. I.m going to make.it.in a sateen I.ve got.and a gorgeous lycra.spandex floral I.have. X

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    Jan 7, 2013, 09.00 AMby Milena Bella

    Brilliant! Can’t believe I missed it then, but it’s never to late for appreciation:)

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      Jan 21, 2013, 09.57 PMby Mary Athey

      I missed your reply as well lol.
      Thanks,.this is one of my favourite patterns xx

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    Jan 4, 2013, 03.16 PMby jenniferose7

    Excellent! I have this pattern in my stash as well and I hope it make it up soon. Gertie is amazing.

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      Jan 4, 2013, 05.29 PMby Mary Athey

      Its a fabulous pattern. I.m going to make.it again in,a.pattern and a plain fabric for.spring/summer. I just can.t decide on what to.use(big stash lol). I look forward.to.seeing.yours x

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    Nov 10, 2012, 12.48 PMby viaklave

    amazing color, fabric, amazing dress and amazing lady!!

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      Nov 10, 2012, 06.02 PMby Mary Athey

      I.m getting a big head now lol thank you so much xx

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    Nov 5, 2012, 06.36 PMby saxsilverain

    wow!! this is incredibly gorgeous, you look stunning in it! love it!!

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      Nov 5, 2012, 09.32 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for.the lovely comment. this was a fzb dress to make and best of all it was’nt hard x

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    Oct 25, 2012, 08.27 PMby Hugs-and-Kisses

    looking gooood! :D this will be a lovely dress for christmas xXx

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      Oct 26, 2012, 12.43 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks. i.ll definatly wear this one again x

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    Oct 25, 2012, 11.01 AMby Inga 888

    Fantastic dress! Color and fit and all looks great on you :)

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      Oct 25, 2012, 11.23 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much i must say thst this is a fab pattern x

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    Oct 19, 2012, 11.48 AMby Katerina Petrova

    AMazing on you!

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      Oct 19, 2012, 11.57 AMby Mary Athey

      Ah thank you for the lovely comment x

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    Oct 16, 2012, 06.34 PMby eliseanna

    Ah Gorgeous!! Love the fabric, fit, everything. Well done!

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      Oct 16, 2012, 06.46 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks for the lovely comment x

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    Oct 16, 2012, 05.06 AMby calicia-1

    I love this! You sure know what looks good on you!! Beautiful!

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      Oct 16, 2012, 07.02 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, i.m really into the 1950"s style of dresses now (wiggle) and i love all the boleros shrugs and little jackets that go with them x

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    Oct 14, 2012, 07.45 PMby fashionfreek

    Hey Mary..just love your dress…i agree with the other posters that it looks fab on you. :-D x

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      Oct 15, 2012, 09.15 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much. i.m putting the outfit i wore sat night on shorrly. its from burda international 1991. it looks nothing like the origional thankfully lol x

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    Oct 14, 2012, 03.28 PMby vinia789

    Love,love,love and it looks good on you.

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      Oct 14, 2012, 06.16 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for.the lovely comment x

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    Oct 13, 2012, 07.06 AMby caireen

    This dress is very beautiful. Love the colour!

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      Oct 13, 2012, 08.41 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for the lovely commemt x

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    Oct 10, 2012, 11.12 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    sexy mama!!!

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      Oct 10, 2012, 11.19 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you lol xx

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    Oct 10, 2012, 07.49 AMby Sewholic

    Wow Wow Wow. You make me think of the Lady in Red song. The pattern, the material are perfect. Great job, br Cecilia

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      Oct 10, 2012, 08.00 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much!! i can.t recommend this pattern highly enough. i loved making and wearing it x

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    Oct 9, 2012, 05.09 PMby Vita Bonetto

    Great dress!! Awesome Work!! Love it!

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      Oct 9, 2012, 05.30 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comnent. the dress was a joy to make x

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    Oct 9, 2012, 09.55 AMby chula123

    what a fabulous outfit and what’s more, you look fabulous in it !!! love the little straps and the bolero is perfect for the cooler evenings and yet still looks stylish ! Great job ! I like the material, red looks good on you :-)

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      Oct 9, 2012, 11.08 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks for the fab comment!! You should get this pattern as its so lovely and you.d suit.it. i was told i’d a fab figure?? i said its the dress lol x

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    Oct 9, 2012, 02.47 AMby byrdiesews

    Very sexy! This is the first time I’ve seen this made up. It is very flattering and looks great!

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      Oct 9, 2012, 05.14 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, i fell in love with it as soon as i saw it and it was a joy to make x

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    Oct 9, 2012, 01.29 AMby micbrown

    Great job on the dress – looks fantastic on you.

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      Oct 9, 2012, 05.20 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    Oct 9, 2012, 12.29 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    Gorgeous Dress and Bolero!!! It looks Great!!! :-D Awesome Work!!! :-D

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      Oct 9, 2012, 05.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Ah thank you, it really is a fabulous pattern and everything went to.gether so well x

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    Oct 8, 2012, 10.30 PMby kisses

    Nice dress Mary and you look awesome in it. The added tiny straps was a great idea and the bolero makes the dress very versatile.

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      Oct 9, 2012, 05.17 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks, i love making the boleros as it makes the outfits more 50’s.my friend thought it was a long sleeved dress until i took the bolero of x

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    Oct 8, 2012, 06.56 PMby Scary Merry

    Ooh, fun! I have this pattern as well and actually have all the pieces cut out in a lovely raspberry crepe-back satin. I just haven’t had the time or occasion to make it yet. sigh

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      Oct 8, 2012, 06.58 PMby Mary Athey

      just sew it and wear it as its a fab dress, i totally love this dress and felt so nice wearing it. i can’t wait to see yours x

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    Oct 8, 2012, 06.46 PMby Mary Athey

    its a fab pattern debbie, i was in spain with my mates and a we lady came over to me!! she’d been watching me for a while! she said to me that she never comments on dresses not even her friends but mine was so gorgeous she had to, it made my night. xx

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    Oct 8, 2012, 06.45 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Fantastic job on the dress and bolero. Ebay can be a tricky one that’s right but the project is a winner :)

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      Oct 8, 2012, 06.49 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks trudy, i took a risk with this but the fabric plus p@P was about £10 so i took a chance, i had the red for the lining. the inside was so much nicer and it glitters in the light xxx

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    Oct 8, 2012, 06.40 PMby Debbie Alli

    Va va voom! Wow!! Mary, you look fantastic – great dress and I love the little matching bolero. Definitely a wardrobe winner :) x

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