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Girls night out dress, burda 02/2014#123

Added Mar 31, 2014

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I based my dress on one i saw in ‘look’ magazine from a company called ‘madeline’. It was just pure lust at first sight when i saw this dress. Then i saw it in one of the ads on here as well so i thought i would make my own. The origonal is £149.95 and is’nt even lined. I was going for a works night out to cosmos in belfast as one of the girls was going on maternity leave. I lined it in a skin colour for the bodice and black jersey for the rest. This was my second attempt. The first one was ok but i thought the stripes where to small so i cut it up into a top and made another. I lowered where the stripes sat as i thought it was more flattering on me. I love it and felt really nice wearing it. Another one is in the pipeline in different colours and maybe different stripe placement x

Material Notes

Ponte roma and spandex jersey




Garment Type

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    Jun 20, 2014, 12.30 PMby daicrinne

    Great composition with the stripes and print! This is very flattering on you – Fab!

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      Jun 20, 2014, 02.33 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much daicrinne for your lovely comment x

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    Apr 14, 2014, 09.14 AMby tigger0580

    Hello Mary, this is a nice color play dress and worth the effort. It looks like you had a lot of fun.

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      Apr 14, 2014, 09.39 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much tigger 0580. This is one of my favourite dresses now, i do like the shape of it x

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    Apr 7, 2014, 02.46 AMby izbott

    What a play of fabric. You must have so fun because it looks so trendy with the colors. You look comfortable!

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      Apr 7, 2014, 04.57 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks izbott, i love lining dresses like this is similiar fabric as they sit so well on. This was a great dress for a night out x

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    Apr 6, 2014, 10.41 AMby vinia789

    The joys of making your own clothes. it is a very beautiful dress ,I love the combo .

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      Apr 6, 2014, 11.41 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks vinia, the biggest compliment i got on our night out was that more than one of the girls thought it was a brand dress!! I said it is!! Brand mary lol x

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      Apr 6, 2014, 11.52 AMby vinia789

      of course …… It is a perfect work.

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    Apr 6, 2014, 04.50 AMby Zsuzso

    This really caught my eyes. Love the color combination also.

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      Apr 6, 2014, 07.35 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much zsuzso. It was so nice to wear as well x

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    Apr 5, 2014, 03.38 AMby heatherrique

    Wow, Mary! It looks like you ladies had so much fun! I like the interplay of the blocks of color and the variegated print. Of course, seeing you in this fab dress makes it all the worthwhile. Why pay hundreds of dollars, when you can create a garment that looks more enticing and perfectly tailored. You ROCK this dress!

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      Apr 5, 2014, 07.13 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much heatherique, i already had been asked if i bought this? Always a treat to hear this!! Then yesterday another of the girls i was with asked to see the photos from friday night. I said everyone seemed to like my dress, she looked at me and said ’oh.i thought you bought that dress x

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    Apr 3, 2014, 05.15 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    If i didn’t know you, I would think it’s a brand dress indeed! Great job, Mary. The fabrics match so greatly. Very impressive job – made with love and perfect taste. It fits and suits you absolutely!!!

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      Apr 3, 2014, 06.34 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana that is such an amazing compliment. My friend said ’ you did’nt make this dress?? Did you mary??’ i said, of course i did and i showed my construction photos. It was such a comfortable dress and very figure flattering as well x

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    Apr 2, 2014, 05.00 PMby Inga 888

    another gorgeous dress for you Mary. Looks tricky to make, to get all those stripes right!

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      Apr 2, 2014, 06.40 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks inga 888. It was actually.easier than.i thought. I did end up making two though lol. The first one i cut into a top as i was’nt happy with the stripes so i widened them on the second one.x

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    Apr 2, 2014, 04.33 PMby yenny lee

    U look gorgeous mary :D

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      Apr 2, 2014, 06.38 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much yenny lee for your lovely.compliment x

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    Apr 2, 2014, 03.40 PMby velvetribbon

    Hi Mary, this is lovely dress and it looks great on you :) I love it very much. Fun pictures as well :-)

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      Apr 2, 2014, 04.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely compliment. I always have such fun when i go out with family and friends and this dress certainly was a joy to wear x

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    Apr 2, 2014, 10.18 AMby chula123

    Great job Mary ! Love the colour combo and you even had the matching shoes and bag, how great is that? Well done xxx

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      Apr 2, 2014, 10.22 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks chula 123. I love wearing clothes that are’nt restrictive. I tend to expand during the evening with my IBS. I can go out one size and if i eat come home another lol. This is why i love jersey so much as it moves with you. We stuffed our faces at cosmos and i still felt comfortable lol x

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    Apr 1, 2014, 05.03 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Mary lovely dress and the bag and shoes work perfectly :)

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      Apr 1, 2014, 05.44 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. All the comments are much appreciated xx

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    Apr 1, 2014, 02.07 PMby liliv-1

    You rock Mary, I like it very very much!xx

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      Apr 1, 2014, 02.21 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much liliv, it was such a nice dress to wear as well. Very comfortable.x

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    Apr 1, 2014, 09.15 AMby IDia

    Great fitting from all points of view :-)

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      Apr 1, 2014, 09.56 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment x

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    Apr 1, 2014, 02.40 AMby zsyzu

    Very cool Mary. You did a great job replicating the pattern of the original. You are a rock star!

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      Apr 1, 2014, 05.22 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much zsyzu, i love doing things like these and it’s even better when they work out well lol x

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    Apr 1, 2014, 01.03 AMby schnui

    Fabulous dress which looks fabulous on you!! LOVE IT.

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      Apr 1, 2014, 05.24 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks schnui for your lovely comment. I have 2 metres of the lovely lemon i used to make a summer dress x

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    Mar 31, 2014, 11.10 PMby Luz Kettle

    Fun fun fun! Great dress. So clever the combination! hope you had a great night out! It looks fantastic on you!

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      Apr 1, 2014, 05.25 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so much luz, i had a great time and as it was an all you can eat meal the dress came in handy lol. My friend wore jeans which she regretted on.the second course lol x

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    Mar 31, 2014, 10.00 PMby Irina Schwab

    I love this one so much!!! Nobody parties like Mary ;-)

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      Mar 31, 2014, 10.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much irina, i love copying something and it turning out well. This dress was a pleasure to wear x

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    Mar 31, 2014, 09.58 PMby slmnstyle

    Great dress Mary! Looks like you and the girls had a lot of fun out on the town, and you look terrific!

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      Mar 31, 2014, 10.11 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment, i do love jersey fabruc and it came in handy at cosmos!! All you can eat and so much choice of food!! I could hardly lift my pudfing plate lol x

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    Mar 31, 2014, 09.57 PMby rita61

    Mary, this is awesome! You look great!!! I love the colour combination. I much prefer your choice of fabric for the bodice. Thanks for sharing your nice photos, and construction photos. How wide did you end up making the strips?

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      Mar 31, 2014, 10.16 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi rita and thank you, the first one i thought the striped where to small but it looks good as a top and i will wear it once it’s warmer. For the dress i wore the downward stripe was just under 2" and the width wsy two where 2" each. Its a super flattering cut rita plus the lining helps hide lumps and bumps lol x

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    Mar 31, 2014, 09.54 PMby kisses

    Like the style Mary and very good interpretation. Your print works really well and that pop of yellow is a real eye catcher Looks really good on.

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      Mar 31, 2014, 10.18 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks daina, i do really like the shape of this one on. It has no darts etc but the stripes give it shape and the black sections are figure flattering x

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    Mar 31, 2014, 09.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh, My! This is the most beautiful dress I’ve ever seen…! Fabulous color combination :) Love it ♥

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      Mar 31, 2014, 10.20 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much ellen, it’s great when we can make dresses etc for a fraction of what you’d pay in a shop. This is why i love sewing so much. My friends are like ‘oh we’ll have to learn to sew,’ lol x

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