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tropical back vent dress, burda 06/2012#112

Added Feb 4, 2014

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I made this dress a year and a half ago but never got round to posting it. This is a lovely pattern from burda. The back godet looks really good when you’re dancing lol. One of the reasons i never posted this at the time was because the heels i choose to wear (orange) looked neon with the camera flash . They really did go with the dress!!! Its fully lined and will definatly get worn again this summer if it ever gets here that is lol
i have added some photos of my new fabrics, some are for trousers some tops and of course my beloved dresses x




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    Nov 18, 2014, 08.27 PMby Sumaira Azeemi

    I love this dress

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      Nov 19, 2014, 06.06 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much x

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    May 5, 2014, 01.40 PMby kirstenlarsen62

    I love this dress – the lines are great and the fabric pattern is marvelous. Time for a samba! – you look fantastic in this little number.

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      May 5, 2014, 03.56 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much kirsten x

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    Feb 12, 2014, 04.52 AMby izbott

    I like all of your fabric selection! This dress is so feline saucy, good for dancing.

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      Feb 12, 2014, 10.20 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks izbott, its such a lovely pattern and the fabric reminds me so much of summer. We have torrential rain and gale force winds here at the moment with snow forecast for later lol x

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    Feb 9, 2014, 08.16 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Such dresses are called here “sunny dresses”. And it really creates a sunny look:-) One of the best choices for summer. The fabric gives nice draping of the godet and fitting. Very womanish.

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      Feb 9, 2014, 08.54 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks oksana, i do love a halterneck dress. This fabric just reminded me of sunny days and i felt great wearing it. Hopefully i will get to wear it again.this summer x

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    Feb 7, 2014, 10.01 PMby rita61

    Oh Mary, you look great; and so does Mum, with your happy smiles. I like your new fabric also. I wonder if you and I attached our fabric end to end if we would meet up and overlap?? :-) As I recently read: "It’s not a hoarding problem doctor, it’s a fabric stash! " Sounds like we are the only ones that have been having a very mild winter. We are finally getting a few flakes of snow today!!!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.39 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita, its been nice here the last few days, sunny.but still very cold. It was trying to snow but the weather was to wet for it to settle. I do love the snow. Everything looks so clean and fresh asnd my garden looks as good as everyone elses lol x

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    Feb 6, 2014, 06.49 PMby Luz Kettle

    Such a creative lady. Lovely.

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.35 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you souch luz xx

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    Feb 5, 2014, 07.52 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Great frock! I love the print of the fabric, very exotic. Makes me think of warm sunny holidays and cocktails on the beach. I love your fabric stash. Can’t wait to see your makes x

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      Feb 6, 2014, 11.09 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks sleepy dumpling, the weathers that bad here that i long for summer . I can’t stoo myself from buying fabric lol. I do try and use from my stash but it never gets any smaller x

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    Feb 5, 2014, 05.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    The dress looks lovely on you Mary! – and what a gorgeous and fun fabric you have bought! Lucky you! :-)

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      Feb 6, 2014, 11.12 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, i have made quite.a lot recently but its such bad weather taking photos outsides impossible. I have made my daughter as full length dress for her 21st birthday,(yesterday) shes holding a murder mystery night to. night so i will post the dress once she sends me the photos x

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      Feb 6, 2014, 05.22 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s great Mary! I’m looking forward to see your daughters dress – pls send my congrats to her ;-))

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    Feb 5, 2014, 04.32 PMby katya

    It looks gorgeous on you :)

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      Feb 6, 2014, 11.14 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much katya for your lovely comment x

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    Feb 5, 2014, 03.52 PMby slmnstyle

    Gorgeous dress and you look amazing in it Mary! That fabric is to die for! It really is perfect for this dress.

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      Feb 5, 2014, 04.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so.much slmnstyle for your lovely comment. This is a really good pattern and it would look great on you x

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    Feb 5, 2014, 01.50 PMby kisses

    Beautiful dress and fabrics Mary…Love the style. I so admire how you use jersey…they always looks good. I find jersey so difficult to work with because it always puckers and mis-stitch

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      Feb 5, 2014, 04.13 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks kisses, i adore jersey as you can tell lol. I have got so used to using it now that i have no bothet with it. I love how it stretches so you can eat without restriction but it holds in all my flaws as well. When i first started using it i always had uneven hems and i always had the scissors out lol. Now i know how to handle it and basically i hold it gently and my vintage machine does a great job x

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    Feb 5, 2014, 12.42 PMby tigger0580

    It’s a beautiful dress. Lovely fabric you used with so different colors. It’s perfect for a warm summer.

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      Feb 5, 2014, 04.14 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much tigger. This is such a great burda pattern. Its so easy to put to.gether and looks good when finished x

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    Feb 5, 2014, 12.12 PMby liliv-1

    I like very much your new dress and your collection of fabrics is enviable!

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      Feb 5, 2014, 12.28 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks liliv, i just can’t help myself where fabrics concerned. The way i look at it is i bought all that fabric for the price of one decent shop biught dress!! I kmow which i prefer lol x

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    Feb 5, 2014, 10.30 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Lovely dress and lovely colour shoes to match,I am starting Summer Sewing soon:)

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      Feb 5, 2014, 10.57 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, this is a lovely dress pattern. Tge godet is so nice. I tried to show it of but once mum and me stopped laughing at me posing with my leg up we deleted the pic lol

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    Feb 5, 2014, 10.25 AMby chula123

    who has been shopping again? can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you will make. Love your tropical dress, very summery. If only it were warm enough to wear it :-( xxx

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      Feb 5, 2014, 10.59 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks chula, its horrible here as well. Its lashing down with gale force winds. I want some sun lol .i made the long sleeve dress out of this months isdue if you’ve got the mag. Its the navy one with the pink panal? I forgot to add on my normal few inches and its to short!! The dress has lots of panals . I’m going to add a false hem on it. I will make another though as i like it x

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    Feb 5, 2014, 08.00 AMby dragicap

    Lovely dress ,lovely colours ,good job…

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      Feb 5, 2014, 08.06 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much dragicap. I forgot how lovely this dress pattern was. I’ve been trying to turm my small spare room into my sewing room and in the process i have found lots of dresses i hav’nt posted plus lots of unfinished projects lol x

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    Feb 5, 2014, 08.00 AMby dragicap

    Lovely dress ,lovely colours ,good job…

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    Feb 5, 2014, 05.01 AMby jenss-1

    Pretty summery dress! It’s been the coldest winter here that I remember. Thanks for the reminder that summer and summer dressing is ahead! ~Jen

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      Feb 5, 2014, 06.21 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much jenss-1. I only posted this because i’m waiting on good weather to photograph my new projects. I love looking at this on my dressform as it reminds me summer will come back sometime lol x

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    Feb 5, 2014, 01.20 AMby schnui

    Lovely dress Mary. It would be perfect for my summer here in Australia. I love all of your new fabrics – the fabric diet is obviously on hold with you, just like me !!! Have fun sewing them all.

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      Feb 5, 2014, 06.25 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks schnui, i was trying so hard to be good lol but i have failed. I’m afraid i’m a fabricaholic hahaha. The weather here at the moment is horrendous and i would dearly love some photos outside but in gale Force winds i don’t think so. I have made trousers and a cowl neck dress out of my new fabric already and my daughters 21st birthday dress will be posted soon x

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