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sweetheart neckline dresses!!!

Added Jul 22, 2012

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






these are dresses from burda 4/2004 , number 102. they’re not excatly vintage but i think they’ve a vintage feel to them. the spotty flowery one is reversable !! i’m going to line the other two rather than flip one inside the other as i think they’re nice and different enough to stand alone.. they’re very figure flattering with the side panals and they look so different to the burda version. i’m mulling over adding a ruffle to one of them.

Material Notes

stretch jersey and cotton based jersey




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    May 10, 2013, 01.27 PMby Simmone Cox


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      May 10, 2013, 04.45 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much x

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    Apr 14, 2013, 01.17 PMby Yellowcat

    I felt in love with this dress!!

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    Oct 7, 2012, 03.13 AMby Abby Feistel

    love love the floral and dot one! Your creative fabric choices are lovely!

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      Oct 7, 2012, 07.05 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you. i practically hyperventilate when i see fabric lol x

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    Sep 26, 2012, 09.34 AMby Super Jeanette

    the dots and flowers dress is sooo cute!

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      Sep 26, 2012, 12.19 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks. i hav.nt wore this yet as the weathers been dreadful but i.m of to spain on friday so it will get worn x

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    Aug 16, 2012, 10.03 AMby Milena Bella

    Thank you for the elaborated answer! I wanted to reply and pressed the little thing that apparently says your comment was inappropriate.. Sorry.. lol. It’s inappropriate how good it is :) This is a great idea,I will definitely try it myself. Thank you!

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    Aug 16, 2012, 06.36 AMby Milena Bella

    Oh..I LOVE this!! I would not look at that pattern if not for your great interpretation.. And here I though the 90’s – beginning of 2000 burdas are useless. Thank you! Now how did you make it reversible..? I am going to crack my head about it all day..

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      Aug 16, 2012, 08.26 AMby Mary Athey

      Hi,thanks for your lovely comment. i bought a load of 80/s90/s burda mags of ebay so i.ve been having a good look through then.i always go to the line drawing as a lot of the time burdas fabric choice would put you of lol. i.ve made one for my friend with sleeves that i.ll post.its animal print one side and aztec the other but it works.what i do to reverse a dress is first i omit the facings.i make two identcal dresses and attach them at the neck so the insides are to.gether.i press the neck seam and then i put a little wonderweb along it. and press again. then i stich both armholes seperately and then i bind them to.gether.the weight of each keeps them in place when wearing .i think lining a dress makes it hang better anyway so i normally do this. hope this helps you xx

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    Jul 25, 2012, 03.22 PMby 祝 蕾冰

    you must be a unique people,just like the nice dresses~I also love the way you mixed them up~

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      Jul 25, 2012, 06.36 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much. i just love.sewing x

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    Jul 23, 2012, 01.33 PMby kisses

    nice dresses…I really like how you play with mixing the different prints.

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      Jul 23, 2012, 01.56 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you. i love having clothes no one else has. i also like the line drawings on burda to see what.i can do.x

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    Jul 23, 2012, 04.54 AMby leokadia

    a heart neckline is a beautiful eye-catching, stylish clothes. Unfortunately I have not this booklet. I also like a heart neckline. xx

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      Jul 23, 2012, 08.25 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you. i bought a load of older burdas and theres sine lovely dresses tops etc in them xx

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    Jul 22, 2012, 10.25 PMby Krissie Colton

    Oh my I love it .

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      Jul 22, 2012, 10.38 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you xxx

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    Jul 22, 2012, 07.51 PMby Debs Brinklow

    Oh my word, you have been busy ;-) These are lovely

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      Jul 22, 2012, 08.16 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you debs x

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    Jul 22, 2012, 04.52 PMby Traci Adedeji

    LOVE IT!!! Excellent fabric choices.

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      Jul 22, 2012, 05.11 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you. i have a huge stash of fabric and its growing lol. i can.t resist s bargain xx

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    Jul 22, 2012, 04.23 PMby deChez

    Very cute…I love your fabrics, and the way you mixed them up. Nicely done.

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      Jul 22, 2012, 04.43 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much. i.m mad about fabric!! or maybe just mad lol but i love finding great fabric x

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