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purple drape dress

Added Nov 28, 2012

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






i saw a dress similar to this in a mag and set about trying to do my version. the pattern was a simple two piece from an old burda mag circa 1995. i altered the neckline and draped a piece of fabric over it on my dress form dolly. i lined it in pink for a bit of contrast and got the side feathers in a store in belfast.

Material Notes

stretch jersey and a feather facinator used as an adorrnment




Summer, Fall, Winter
Evening Wear

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    Jan 4, 2013, 09.27 PMby vanessajp

    Had to pop over and check out your projects, what a beautiful dress, looks great on you.

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      Jan 4, 2013, 10.26 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks. Its great having clothes no.one else.has lol x

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    Dec 2, 2012, 09.39 AMby chula123

    great job. Love this purple on you and the feathers give it a nice touch !

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      Dec 2, 2012, 01.52 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks chula. I.could spend all day in.a haberdashers.lol x

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    Dec 1, 2012, 03.52 PMby jasmari

    Beautiful dress! You are great as always…

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      Dec 2, 2012, 01.51 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for.your lovely comment x

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    Nov 29, 2012, 06.16 PMby zoeope

    Very nice dress, lovely purple colour and I love you draping.

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      Nov 29, 2012, 08.20 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment its much appreciated xx

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    Nov 29, 2012, 03.58 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

    Lovely dress Mary! The draped piece and feather flower are a very nice touch!

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      Nov 29, 2012, 08.19 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much.it was my first time adding draping to my dress form without the aid of a pattern piece x

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    Nov 29, 2012, 03.11 AMby Marusya Grace

    Very nice Mary! I enjoy seeing all your fabulous work!

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      Nov 29, 2012, 06.14 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you. i love having clothes that no one else has as well x

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    Nov 28, 2012, 11.29 PMby schnui

    Another great party dress. Your sewing machine must run hot all day long!!

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      Nov 29, 2012, 06.15 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you.i have to keep changing machines as i normally sew on my vintage ones ( i.ve 4 now) i used a fab jones machine my mum gave me in this x

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