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Wedding guest dress! Burda 118/04.2019

Added Jun 22, 2019

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






This dress was top of my huge list yo make! I loved it as soon as i saw the preview! Its a very me dress. I worried about the collar but it went together so well. I decided to omit the waist seams as i wasn’t adding a zip. This was actually the most difficult and time consuming part of the whole thing lol. The back was easy as both set of dsrts where the same size! The front was a nightmare! The bodice darts where huge compared to the skirt portion and it was curved. After a bit of time and a lot of! What was i doing?? Lol i managed it. I wore this to my nephews commitment ceremony and felt lovely in it. We have had a lot of sadness in our family recently so this day was so special. I know my mum and my sister where with us on the day. I plan on making more of these both patterned and plain now I’ve got the pattern sorted. X

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Lightweight scuba


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    Jul 26, 2019, 12.52 PMby aly

    Gorgeous dress! The colors and fit are perfect for you. I am working on this dress pattern myself, and hope my version is as successful as yours.

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      Jul 26, 2019, 05.05 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much aly. I can’t wait to see yours. The collar on the dress just gives it a bit more oompth. X

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    Jul 10, 2019, 07.03 AMby ronnielee

    You’ve been missing in action like me!! Dress is a stunner and the colours are bang on for you. Sorry to hear about the sadness in your family. I’ve been busy sewing up a strom but not taking any photos.. xx

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      Jul 26, 2019, 05.07 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ronnielee, i have been sewing away and I’ve made loads but i just haven’t posted. Last year was very hard for us all. I lost my mum and sister in 7 weeks. Sewing has been my saving grace x

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    Jul 7, 2019, 02.45 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    What a great job, Mary! I adore the fabric… as if painted in so great colour style. It suits you so much! You look impressive and yes – it is very YOU! I like this pattern too and your dress inspires. It has great fitting so your efforts are awarded in full.

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      Jul 26, 2019, 05.08 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana, i can really see this dress looking fantastic on you. The pattern goes together really we and the collars actually easier than it looks.x

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    Jun 28, 2019, 11.39 AMby tracymcd

    I love this – going to the top of the making wishlist after seeing your version!

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      Jun 29, 2019, 10.47 AMby Mary Athey

      Aww thank you so much! It really is such a lovely pattern. I look forward to seeing yours x

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    Jun 26, 2019, 02.40 PMby izbott

    It’s fantastic Mary!

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      Jun 26, 2019, 07.11 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much. I love burdas dresses and this is one of my favourite patterns I’ve made so far x

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    Jun 26, 2019, 12.04 AMby Irina Schwab

    Absolutely gorgeous. Jacques Vert, move over!!

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      Jun 26, 2019, 12.47 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much! That is such a wonderful comment. My daughters friend messaged her saying she thought it was ted baker! X

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    Jun 25, 2019, 12.06 PMby JuliaBobbin

    This is so beautiful, Mary! The fit and the fabric choice are spot on and you look so beautiful and happy. Well done!

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      Jun 26, 2019, 12.51 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much julia it really was such a lovely happy day and i felt great x

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    Jun 25, 2019, 07.22 AMby miinkaa

    Really nice, I like to simplify patterns, as well, to leave out the zipper. Blue and floral pattern is my favourite.

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      Jun 26, 2019, 12.50 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment! Sometimes a really nice pattern and fabric are all that’s needed xx

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    Jun 25, 2019, 04.48 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    At last we see you again! What a magnificent look!

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      Jun 26, 2019, 12.49 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks elpida for your lovely comment.. i have made quite a few things its just i never have time to post xx

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    Jun 24, 2019, 09.43 PMby Frenchy-C

    Beautiful dress and looks fabulous on you. Happy sewing xx

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      Jun 26, 2019, 12.48 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you, i plan on making a few more of these as i just love the pattern x

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    Jun 23, 2019, 12.11 PMby SurMesure

    What a beautiful dress! The color, the lovely print, and this collar is just the thing! And it was worth the effort you put in making this dress, it looks perfect on you!

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      Jun 24, 2019, 04.40 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. The collar went together really well and my sister commented that it looked bought which is always a great comment x

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    Jun 22, 2019, 05.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    You look Gorgeous Mary and your dress is so beautiful! Perfect color for you :-)

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      Jun 24, 2019, 03.28 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, i knew the colours where soft lilacs so i choose this fabric. My favourite flowers are lilies as well x

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    Jun 22, 2019, 01.19 PMby lisascarolina

    Beautiful dress!!! You did a great job pulling it all together as it looks custom fitted and perfectly perfect on you. You look so pretty and so happy! I like the collar too and agree it takes the dress a little above the average sheath. Love your super cute shoes too!! :)

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      Jun 24, 2019, 03.26 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much! The fabric was lovely to work with and i felt really nice in my outfit! I was the only one who wore a hat but i was determined to wear one lol.the shoes are m&s x

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    Jun 22, 2019, 11.38 AMby Mary Athey

    Thank you so much, it was such a lovely day and i got so many compliments on the dress. The collar was the reason i wanted to make it. You would suit this x. X

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    Jun 22, 2019, 09.19 AMby missjackieo

    Looks like a lovely day , and your dress is great . I really like the collar , I think it makes it ! x

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