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from russia with love!! burda 06/2006

Added Oct 27, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I bought this burda on ebay as it’s a fabulous issue. It’s in russian but i can make the items now by just looking at the photos. I saw a dress in this fabric on zaras website at £40 and i set about doing my own. I decided on the ruffle at the last minute and changed it from the pattern. I fully lined it in a lovely cotton with a slight stretch rather than use facings. I detest facings. The little crop jacket i have made countless times as i love it. I forgot where i got the pattern from until i looked at this magazine again. The faux leather was leftover from another project and i lined it with scraps from the dress. The handbag is one of my favourites. Its vintage and leather and such a great shape. I have included some of my mags for ellen hatteland to see and also my new pin holder!! The pin holder was an old toy my niece was throwing out. I removed the battery compartment and stuffed it some more. I love my caterpiller pin holder lol. Excuse photos i had to take them on my night out and i think you can tell i had a good night lol x

Material Notes

Animal print cotton with lycra
faux leather




Garment Type

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    Oct 28, 2013, 11.21 PMby rita61

    You look great and happy as usual! Nice buy on the old Burdas’. A couple of years ago, a lady was giving away 5 boxes of Burda magazines; lucky me!!! I love looking through the older magazines as well.

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      Oct 28, 2013, 11.40 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi rita and thanks, oh lucky you indeed!! I bet it was like xmas getting all them burdas lol. The two i got last week are fabulous, from 2008. There’s lots of things i want to make. I’m hoping to finish my cape but its been oushed to one side so i could make the grandkids their halloween outfits. I only had to make two as anas going as a cat and has her outfit x

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      Oct 29, 2013, 05.23 PMby rita61

      I have come to conclude there are some great issues from 2008 and 2009. So cool on making the Halloween outfits!!! I am looking forward to seeing your cape. :-)

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      Oct 29, 2013, 06.23 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi rits, i made andie age 3 a pirate outfit, she looks so cute in it. And lily coming one got a clown outfit. I finished it last night at 1 in the morning. Ana is going as a cat so i only had to make 2. X

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    Oct 28, 2013, 04.55 PMby cchristie

    Fab dress! Love the idea of spending pay rise on Russian Burda

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      Oct 28, 2013, 05.25 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you cchristie, it was money well spent. I got things i love like old burda magazines fabric plus a couple of vintage sewing machines. X

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    Oct 28, 2013, 08.50 AMby cathysews

    This is a great dress on you Mary. Patterns are patterns aren’t they, in any language? One day I need to do a pattern ‘swap shop’ as i seemed to have tons of them. Great dress, great photos.

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      Oct 28, 2013, 10.24 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks cathy, i love looking tgrough older burdas. I bought another two last week from 2008 and theres some gems in them x

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    Oct 28, 2013, 02.18 AMby velvetribbon

    Oh… Mary! This is gorgeous dress!

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      Oct 28, 2013, 06.25 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much velvetribbon. I do love the style of this dress and i think the crop jacket turned out welll x

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    Oct 27, 2013, 09.31 PMby liliv-1

    Oh, this outfit is to die for! The jacket is very sexy made of leather (even if it is faux:P) and lined with the animal print!!

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      Oct 27, 2013, 10.11 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment liliv. The burda isdue these came out of is fabulous. Theres a gorgeous top with a cut out back as well that i would love to do in a top and dress. X

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    Oct 27, 2013, 08.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    WOW! How sexy and lovely dress Mary!! Very nice lining – and smart to use the same fabric as the dress :) I agree, button is not neccessary.. Thank you very much for sharing photos of old Burda’s with me! Some of them I recognize, and have at home. You are so lovely and kind :) Oh, I love your pinholder – it’s amazing! It makes you in the right mood for sewing ;-)

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      Oct 27, 2013, 10.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, i got such lovely compliments from women and men last night so i was smiling a lot lol . I do love the old burdas, once you look past the fabric to the line drawings theres some fab items x

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    Oct 27, 2013, 03.18 PMby puffinlove

    Grrrreat outfit! I especially like the little jacket, just the right proportions with the dress!

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      Oct 27, 2013, 03.24 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks puffinlove , i do love my little crop jackets. I might try and get another metre of this fabric and make a top so i can have a nice outfit to wear with my jeans x

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    Oct 27, 2013, 02.47 PMby Irina Schwab

    Hi Mary, I just love, love love this! Animal print is back in force. I wish I had your Russian patterns! xx

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      Oct 27, 2013, 02.59 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks irina, did you see the pictures of all the old burdas i bought? You should see how much the international ones sell for!!. This is only some of them There is some amazing patterns in them. I had got a payrise and it was backdated so with my extra money i bought about 50 old burdas plus fabric. Happy me lol x

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      Oct 27, 2013, 03.37 PMby Irina Schwab

      Well done you! I am so so jealous! Hopefully the pay rise is not due to you making a dress to your boss :-)) When you say I should see how much they sell for, do you mean a lot or cheaply? I used to have some german issues when I was about 15-16, back in Romania!

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      Oct 27, 2013, 04.08 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi irena, i got my international ones for about £4/5 each but they can sell for as much as .£30 plus p&p. I love them. I got them all just before christmas last year so it was my christmas present to myself lol. There’s some fabulous necklines abd backs on dresses and the coats are so gorgeous. Theres capes and swing coats with matching dresses. Just beautiful. Style never goes out of fashion. I will photograph pages from them and put them in my future projects irina x

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    Oct 27, 2013, 01.35 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    The issue is really good, Mary, but what you did with the pattern is absolutely great!!! All of your changes, used fabric, lining and combination with that cropped jacket deserve the greatest praise and reward to your fantasy, creativity and style. So much YOU in this outfit! Starry look indeed:-)

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      Oct 27, 2013, 01.43 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana, i got a lovely compliment while i was out. A young woman stopped me and said my dress was just lovely!! I was so pleased to say i had made it. I said i made the jacket as well and showed her the inside. Its reversable as well so it’ll look good over a plain dress x

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    Oct 27, 2013, 01.25 PMby kisses

    You look stunning Mary and that black leather jacket is hot

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      Oct 27, 2013, 01.44 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so.much kisses. I nearly did’nt go out but my mum and my sister persuaded me. It turned out to be such fun and the band was excellant x

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    Oct 27, 2013, 11.53 AMby schnui

    Great party dress and jacket Mary and you look stunning.

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      Oct 27, 2013, 12.04 PMby Mary Athey

      Awww thank you so much schnui. Thats a lovely thing to say x

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    Oct 27, 2013, 11.10 AMby emlj

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      Oct 27, 2013, 11.18 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you emlj x
      your blogs lovely and filled with fab things x

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