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My christening outfit

Added Jul 7, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I made a three piece outfit for my youngest grandaughter lilys christening. the dress was a mash up between burda 02/2013 109/110 . the little cape, pelerine is 131 from burda 07/2011 and the jackets butterick b5567 (fab). I had intended to wear the pelerine (cape) over my dress along with the jacket for the ceremony but it was a roasting hot day so it got left behind on my dress form dolly lol. it will be useful to wear over the dress on a night out though.the dress was really the top pattern lengthened and i fully lined it in a lovely soft pink jersey.It was a fabulous day out filled with family friends fun and lots of happiness x

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    Mar 8, 2014, 05.04 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    It’s gorgeous Mary! and I think it’s a good idea to have a pencil skirt as well – Love it ♥

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      Mar 8, 2014, 06.28 PMby Mary Athey

      Aww thank you ellen, its all about the fabric. We both love prints, the bigger and bolder the better and this pattern proves that it suits slim figures and curvy ones lol x

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    Jul 27, 2013, 05.01 PMby saxsilverain

    fantastic dress as always, Mary! love the brilliant colours and the fit is impeccable!

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      Jul 27, 2013, 05.19 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely comment, i do really like this whole ensomble x

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    Jul 16, 2013, 05.06 PMby Moimisie

    really nice dress Mary…. Wow, you’ve been busy!! I love the flowers and I think that you version of the dress is really nice…. Now, if only I could get some time to do some sewing of my own!! :(

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      Jul 16, 2013, 06.43 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks moimisie, well.i fell at work yesterday and broke a finger so i’ll be slowing down as well lol. its my right hand as well. i’m going to see if i can make a leather protecter for the finger so i can sew x

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    Jul 12, 2013, 03.41 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    I love the pictures, you all look so happy. I see you had kitty help! The outfit is so pretty and looks fab on you. x

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      Jul 12, 2013, 06.59 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, it was such a lovely day. i have two kittu helpers and the older ones deaf. the pair of them are great company for each other but they love sitting on my fabric patterns etc lol x

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    Jul 9, 2013, 09.56 AMby noo222

    So pretty Mary! It’s great to be able to wear such a lovely self made outfit to a special event! And your little kittie is so cute – I laughed when you said she was attacking your fabric! Welcome to the world of a cat owning sewist – mine loves pattern paper, and laying on my projects ! :)

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      Jul 9, 2013, 02.14 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks noo222. my daughter told all her partners family and her friends that i had made the entire outfit so i got some lovely compliments. Having my daughter say i looked nice just made my day.
      i have another cat called fizz whos deaf.two of my old cats passed away recently and he was left alone, as hes an indoor cat i thought about getting him a friend. my daughter beat me to it.fizz loves sitting on the paper patterns and toffee will sit on anything lol. they get on great so thats all that mattersx

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    Jul 8, 2013, 11.47 PMby Debbie Alli

    So pretty Mary! The fabric for both is fabulous and you really suit it. Just perfect for a Christening. And I love your little kitten! I’ve got one too, though she’s 15 months now and called Betty :) I’ve learned that you never sew with chiffon whilst she’s awake, well not if you want it to stay in one piece! x

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      Jul 9, 2013, 05.03 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks debbie,
      my daughter got me toffee and apparently its rare to find a fenale ginger cat?? shes adorable but also destructive lol. as soon as i start sewing shes either on my fabric or playing with the pins. cutting fabrics a nighrmare as she hangs of the end of it so it moves lol. shes adorable though so she gets of with it x

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    Jul 8, 2013, 10.42 AMby Dilyana Drumeva

    Gorgeous dress! It flatters your firgure perfectly!

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      Jul 8, 2013, 11.16 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much dilyana. I think it looks good fitted x

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    Jul 8, 2013, 06.28 AMby carolientje

    very nice mary!! i love the fabric ;)

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      Jul 8, 2013, 07.22 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks carolientje, the fabric was so lovely and soft. i wanted a pattern that showed the fabric of so this one worked x

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    Jul 8, 2013, 06.20 AMby KristinaBerisha

    Dress is so cute and you match it so well with the jacket . Simply lovely :)

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      Jul 8, 2013, 07.23 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks kristina, i was very matchy matchy but it was a christening. i felt so good wearing it x

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    Jul 8, 2013, 03.41 AMby kisses

    Totally beautiful….the fabric is so pretty, fit is perfect and great photos

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      Jul 8, 2013, 07.25 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks kisses, is’nt the colours so close to your gorgeous dress. i think these are really summery colours and they looked good as the sun was shining yesterday. i have enough fabric left to make a bandana for my holiday as well x

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    Jul 8, 2013, 02.41 AMby Angie H

    Great Mashup! Really feeling the beautiful fabric. Very bold and pretty. :)

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      Jul 8, 2013, 07.27 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks raesmom, i do love my fabric. this had such massive flowers on it that i searched for a dress pattern to show it of. the asymmetric neckline is lovely.and i love the tucks on the sleeve x

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    Jul 8, 2013, 02.32 AMby schnui

    Beautiful!! Such lovely fabric Mary and you look stunning at your family Christening. Lily looks like a beautiful and happy baby.

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      Jul 8, 2013, 07.29 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks schnui,
      we had a fabulous day. nothing beats being surrounded by your loved ones. lily is such a lovely child. shes always happy and smiling. my sons two little girls are adorable as well so i’m triple blesses. i’m the champion babysitter lol x

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    Jul 8, 2013, 12.46 AMby zsyzu

    This fabric is very pretty and the dress fits you perfectly! This project came out so nice.

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      Jul 8, 2013, 12.56 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much zsyzu. its a great pattern and the dress was so comfortable during a long day out x

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    Jul 7, 2013, 09.44 PMby rita61

    What a lovely outfit Mary! Perfect for such a blessed event! You look so happy and proud. :-) (I like your helper)

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      Jul 7, 2013, 10.15 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks rita, a great day was had by all. I have two helpers now lol. fizz whos coming four and little toffee at three months. I don’t know what it is about my sewing they love but as soon as i get the table out and do anything they’re up on it sitting on the fabric or the pattern lol x

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    Jul 7, 2013, 09.12 PMby pamchar

    Your dress is beautiful and you look gorgeous in it! The cape is such a great idea, I have to make one like that. Well done!!

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      Jul 7, 2013, 09.27 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely compliment. i was going to make a little bolero to go over the dress but while i was nosying through my burdas i came across the little cape. its so easy to make and is really nice on x

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    Jul 7, 2013, 09.06 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Yes, that is Your style:the fabric with bright lively print and this assymetrical pattern suit and fit you the best. You are so young and dare! The jacket makes it lady-like:)

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      Jul 7, 2013, 09.29 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely comment. i love it when a pattern comes to.gether as well as these did x

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    Jul 7, 2013, 08.39 PMby frederi

    I love the dress!

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      Jul 7, 2013, 09.30 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, i was very pleased with it when it was finished and i loved wearing it x

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    Jul 7, 2013, 07.43 PMby liliv-1

    Gorgeous ensemble Mary, the print is super nice and the asymmetric style suits you very well. The dress pattern is in my plans, once again you were faster:))) I love the pelerine as well, it’s so ladylike! Your grandchild is an angel! Congrats!!

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      Jul 7, 2013, 07.46 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much liliv, the pelerine is really nice over the dress, it makes it look so different. it was so hot to.day so i could’nt wear it. little lily is the sweetest little girl. it was such a lovely day xx

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    Jul 7, 2013, 07.39 PMby Verdy

    Absolutely gorgeous! You must be the best dressed grand mum in the country :-) I like your creative approach to patterns – always adjusting, improving and changing them.

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      Jul 7, 2013, 07.48 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much verdy. the fabric i used for the dress was just lovely and we had such a lovely day x

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    Jul 7, 2013, 07.35 PMby cris orange

    all pieces are gorgeous, but the dress is my favorite!

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      Jul 7, 2013, 07.50 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks cris, its a great we pattern and so quick to do.I wanted something not to fussy so i could show of the fabric and not break up the flowers. x

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    Jul 7, 2013, 07.34 PMby Mary Athey

    forgo to mention that the forth photo is me my son andrew my daughter kelsey and my grandaughter lily xx

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    Jul 7, 2013, 07.30 PMby Trudy McGrath

    What a beautiful piece! I didn’t like the styling of the Burda version, but your fabric is amazing!

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      Jul 7, 2013, 07.33 PMby Mary Athey

      aww trudy thank you. my two kids andrew and kelsey said my outfit was lovely and my daughter told everyone i made my dress and jacket. it was such a fab day x

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