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top version of burda diagonal dress-02/2014

Added Mar 2, 2014

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I thought mums top deserved its own post as she looks fabulous in all the photos. This is one of mums first outings since xmas and thank god she’s starting to feel better. We have been trying to fatten her up with biscuits and her favourite chocolates. We walked up to my sisters after taking the photos and after a hot coffee mum asked to see her photos!! She looked at them all and said they’re ok? Ok i said!! And passed my phone to my sister who said mum!! You look gorgeous. If i look half as good as my mum when i reach her age i’ll be happy. I think it’s a huge compliment when people think she’s my sister. This top proves that the dress pattern works well as a top and it can be downsized.mums only.about a size ten x


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    Mar 6, 2014, 09.46 PMby Natasha Sniatowsky

    Very interesting!! I really like this.

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      Mar 6, 2014, 10.39 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, it worked out really well. I love using dress patterns for tops and tops for dresses x

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    Mar 5, 2014, 08.53 AMby bernieandi

    What a fun top! Love it!

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      Mar 5, 2014, 08.55 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, my mum loves reading all my comments x

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    Mar 3, 2014, 10.08 AMby rita61

    Fabulous Mary. Mum looks great! I’m so glad you posted so many lovely pictures of her! Wish I could figure out two fabrics that go together as easily as you are able too!!! We have had a very mild winter, the daffodils were almost blooming, and then we finally got snow !!!! Who said birthday wishes don’t come true!!!!

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      Mar 3, 2014, 10.26 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita, i was hoping winter was behind us as ofgicially its spring but its minus 3 at the moment. I just clicked like mad with mum as it was freezing, she looked great in every pose so i put them all on lol. It’s so hard to believe shes 72. Mum could pass for at least ten years younger.
      we hav’nt had snow yet but its been kmown to snow here in april so we could still get it. Roll on the good weather x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 10.42 PMby izbott

    She looks very nice. I like your selection of material and color, it compliments her well. Isn’t it fun to make things for your mom? This is such a fun and wearable pattern. I like the one your wearing too!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 10.55 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much izbott, both top patterns turned out so well x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 08.29 PMby vinia789

    Your mum looks great.i love this pattern.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.47 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks vinia, that’s two dresses plus a top.i.have made so far from this pattern. Mum.does look lovely in it x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 06.00 PMby zsyzu

    I like the fit and the flow of the fabric. It looks great on your mom. She’s very lovely and lucky to have such a sweet daughter to make this for her.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 06.57 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much zsyzu. I always find it a huge compliment when mum likes what i make her. X

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    Mar 2, 2014, 03.57 PMby chula123

    she looks lovely in her top ! I don’t know about your area, but the weather here was starting to get a bit brighter (until yesterday, that is) so hopefully that will help your mum recuperate !! The materials you have used, work perfectly together, great colour combination. xx

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      Mar 2, 2014, 04.02 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so much chula, it’s freezing here and the rain.has been on and of for weeks now. I really can’t wait for spring/summer as it’s been one long winter. This is a great pattern chula and sews up really well x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 03.38 PMby ctharp

    Awww, very cute!!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 03.44 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, i love making thing for mum x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 09.44 AMby kelerabeus

    She does look like your sister! Her top is lovely and it really suits her, she must be very proud of you!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 10.30 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for that wonderful comment x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 09.05 AMby Luz Kettle

    Lovely mama, she looks youthful, trim and a la mode. Great job Mary.!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 09.08 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks luz, it was freezing though and mum had to peel of three layers so the photos where taken quickly lol x

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      Mar 2, 2014, 09.24 AMby Luz Kettle

      What we do for fashion. I have done the pattern on front cover of 2:/14 last night and about to cut it for Yolanda x

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      Mar 2, 2014, 09.40 AMby Mary Athey

      Oh great, i can’r wait to see it x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 08.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    You have a lovely mother Mary – and I agree she looks beautiful in her new top! You are such a great – great daughter for her :-))

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      Mar 2, 2014, 09.02 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, mum and me are very alike and get on so well. We have the same sense of humour and spend a lot of our time to.gether laughing. Our holidays are always fabulous fun snd i can’t wait on the next onenx

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      Mar 2, 2014, 10.58 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Both of you are very Lucky that you can spend a lot of time together :-) I have a lot of treasures in my heart too…

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    Mar 2, 2014, 08.25 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Looks great as a top and your mum looks well :)

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      Mar 2, 2014, 09.04 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks sarahsdaughter, mum has really been under the weather recently and we all worried. The cold weather is hard on her chest. Hopefully the weather is set to improve though x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 08.01 AMby liliv-1

    You are right that the dress pattern works as a top too and the result is great! I love it!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.25 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks liliv, i thought it looked lovely on mum plus it’s a warm top x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 07.23 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    You are right , Mary, your mum looks lovely and this pattern is really very universal and give a lot of chances to create new items that look different just because of different fabrics.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.28 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks oksana, mum loved the brown fabric when she saw it on me. I made a top out of it. It has lovely.gold flecks through it so.i had just enough to make this top along with some mustard ponte roma. It worked out well x

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