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vintage inspired cowl back dress

Added May 22, 2012

by Mary Athey

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this is burdas take on a vintage pattern from the may 2012 issue, 133. i have to admit to loving the pattern, i was.nt sure it would suit me and my fabric choice of black and silver stripes was a challenge! i did’nt want to look like i was wearing tin foil. it was easy to make up and i think it turned out fine.

Material Notes

cotton based jersey fabric with jersey lining.




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

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    Nov 8, 2012, 09.58 PMby ejtito

    Good job! I like the fabric you used! I am going to try this pattern in black velvet maybe make it a floor sweeper? Will see…if I have issues can I ask you questions? My first time downloading a pattern like this!


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      Nov 8, 2012, 11.27 PMby Mary Athey

      anything i can do to help enin, this would look stunning made up in velvet and full length x

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    Sep 27, 2012, 02.01 AMby shavlin

    I was thinking about making this dress with a piece of silk I have in my stash that has a stripe though it, wasn’t sure if it’d work but now I definitely going for it … thank you for the inspiration your dress is lovely :-)

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      Sep 27, 2012, 06.59 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you. i.m finishing of another now in a caramal fabric with a gold snakeskin print on it. I
      m of to spain in the morning so i.ll post the pics when i.m home x

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    Sep 5, 2012, 10.10 AMby Debbie Alli

    Your dress looks great! Far more wearable than the version in Burda – you’ve inspried me to put it on my to do list – thank you :)

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      Sep 5, 2012, 10.57 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks for.the lovely.compliment.it really.is.a great.pattern. i.ve some gorgeous caramel fabric with.a.gold.embossed.snakeskin.print that i.m going.to use for another one x

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    Aug 11, 2012, 05.28 PMby addella

    Amazing dress! I’ve been invited to a wedding recently and you gave me the great idea of making similar dress for me, if you don’t mind of course ;)! I love it!

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      Aug 25, 2012, 01.00 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you.what a lovely compliment xx

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    Jul 30, 2012, 06.20 PMby FEDRA

    What a GREAT dress!! Beatiful combination of colours!

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      Jul 30, 2012, 06.26 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you for the lovely compliment.xx

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    Jun 14, 2012, 10.47 AMby chula123

    ohhhh I almost missed this one. Love your interpretation of this pattern. I fell in love with this dress the minute I saw it, but unfortunately still haven’t got round to making it. But having seen yet another great version, I must try and do one !! Only problem now, how to choose the material??? The stripes must have made this quite difficult, but you managed beautifully ! Compliments :-))

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      Jun 14, 2012, 03.47 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for the lovely compliment. it made me smile so much.i like puting my stamp on things like yourself.i did the wave dress in stripes and its so nice on.i never thought this dress would suit me but i wanted to give it a go.i choose the stripes cause i thought it could work??? its not hard to make either.my mum took the pics with the flash of lol but i got loads of compliments when i wore it.i can.t wait to c yours xxx

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    Jun 10, 2012, 12.44 PMby Mary Athey

    well i re did the photos and i think this lot show the dress of better x

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    May 23, 2012, 02.53 PMby Mary Athey

    ah thank you!! my photos are all higgley piggley lol but i’ll try and get them all portrait next time x

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    May 22, 2012, 07.49 PMby Glenville Hughes

    i think you have made a lovely dress and methinks you can certainly take me to the ball in it.

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