Asymmetric Designer Dress Member Model Challenge

Added Jul 7, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway

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Description

I do love challenges and for this project there were two; the pattern and the fabric. I chose this pattern as a thank you gift from BurdaStyle after my interview.
I had an idea how to make this dress, but change my mind several times.. I found this crazy print fabric in my stash which I have saved for a special garment. It is transparent jersey with silver coated print , which was hard to put the needles in. For the skirt I have used satin with effect which I bought in Copenhagen. This fabric was slippery so I had to hand stitch a lot, and it was the same with the upper part. I used an embroidery needle to make sure the seams would be nice. The hem and sleeve hem I hand stitched as well, and also the inside seams with the pleats. I had to iron the seams very carefully and use a cloth over when ironing because top-cover of the fabric.
I’m happy with the result and I’m looking forward to use it in a party soon :)

Material Notes

Satin and silver coated transparent jersey.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Knits/Jersey, Satin

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    Aug 9, 2014, 12.13 PMby leokadia

    Ein geniales Outfit!

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      Aug 9, 2014, 01.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Vielen Dank sehr schøne Dame ;-)

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    Jul 22, 2014, 08.45 PMby poldapop

    Amazing dress, Ellen! My daughter and I just voted for you!

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      Jul 24, 2014, 06.14 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Poldapop!! :-)

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    Jul 18, 2014, 04.40 PMby stinap

    Så fin – och hatten är verkligen pricken-över-i:et!

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      Jul 18, 2014, 09.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Tusen takk! Det er velig kjekt å høre :)

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    Jul 15, 2014, 07.26 PMby liliv-1

    This is a really great style, good luck!

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    Jul 15, 2014, 05.30 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is so great, Hellen… The whole look is excellent and makes everybody wordless because of admiration:-) Your intrpretation is wonderful. I’m sure the dress was designed for you only!

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      Jul 15, 2014, 09.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oooh, what can I say… Thank you so much for all your lovely words dear Oksana! :))

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    Jul 14, 2014, 10.35 PMby barmaglot

    Very elegant outfit! Good luck in the challenge!

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      Jul 15, 2014, 06.06 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Barmaglot! :-)

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    Jul 14, 2014, 03.50 PMby thewallinna

    You look chic and sexy! I have been keeping on admiring your pictures here for a few minutes already : )

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      Jul 14, 2014, 08.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so sweet Inna! – thanks a lot for your lovely comments! :-)

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    Jul 14, 2014, 01.45 PMby nadia r

    how gorgeous sweets, beautifully done x

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      Jul 14, 2014, 08.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, thank you very much sweet Nadia! :))

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    Jul 12, 2014, 09.35 PMby GeorgieT74

    Another beautiful outfit. I just love the fabric combination.

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      Jul 13, 2014, 06.31 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Georgie! :)

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    Jul 12, 2014, 08.48 AMby velvetribbon

    Ohh… this is an awesome work! You nailed it my friend! I really love the fabrics combination. Great pictures as well :)

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      Jul 12, 2014, 03.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, You are so sweet! Thank you very, very much for your lovely comments Hana! :)

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    Jul 11, 2014, 06.08 PMby Kocotte

    very nice dress and it fits you perfectly

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    Jul 11, 2014, 04.21 PMby miniaram

    I join the crowd in the admiration of your work! :D

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      Jul 11, 2014, 08.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so kind Miniaram! Thank you very, very much! ;-) Have a lovely weekend!

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    Jul 11, 2014, 06.42 AMby ronnielee

    You have done a fabulous job Ellen. Those pleats look so sew perfect! I just sent a post off the burda asking if adding a shoulder strap was allowed (can’t stand strapless bras). If not allowed no worries, since you are the out right winner anyway. Good luck.

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      Jul 11, 2014, 07.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your lovely words Ronnie! Why don’t make a strap which you can take off and on with snap fasteners? I think you should give it a try.. Cheers to you! :)

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      Jul 12, 2014, 07.00 AMby ronnielee

      I did think about making detachable strap but didn’t bother. For photo sake I could just tuck it in, probs won’t though – strap is here to stay and so will my boobies…

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    Jul 10, 2014, 08.51 AMby Jelena Mitic

    Absolutely divine! I mean, everything – the hat, the model of dress, the materials you chose – it is all so perfect! :)

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      Jul 10, 2014, 11.10 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet to me! :) Thank you very, very much for such lovely comments Jelena!

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    Jul 9, 2014, 04.39 AMby izbott

    Ellen, You look smashing! I hope you win. The drape of the fabrics chosen is splendid. Your hat and earrings really will stand out. Have an awesome time at the party!

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      Jul 9, 2014, 05.31 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your kind words Izayana! :))

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    Jul 8, 2014, 05.43 PMby Bbtiny

    Wow, what a great dress and it was worth the challange! fits you perfectly, as always!

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      Jul 8, 2014, 06.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet! Thank you very, very much Brigitte! :-)

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    Jul 8, 2014, 03.55 PMby Zsuzso

    WOW ! You look stunning ! Beautiful dress. It’s a winner. Good luck !

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      Jul 8, 2014, 04.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you very much indeed! :-)

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    Jul 8, 2014, 06.17 AMby martinK

    great work!

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    Jul 8, 2014, 05.28 AMby rita61

    Fantastic version of this dress! Looks awesome on you !!! Hope you are going to enter the competition; if so, you need to add “Member Model Challenge” somewhere in the title. You have photographed the details of the dress so nicely.

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      Jul 8, 2014, 07.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Rita! and thank you for letting me know…! It’s my first attending ever…

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    Jul 8, 2014, 12.57 AMby mbuchanan1

    Beautiful dress. Your hand stitching paid off, the pleating is perfect. Looks great on you. I’m sure yours is going to win this contest.

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      Jul 8, 2014, 07.04 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for all your kind words and support Mbuchanan! It’s my first sewing contest I attends in my life…! :)

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    Jul 7, 2014, 10.51 PMby schnui

    Just stunning Ellen. It was well worth doing all that hand stitching with a challenging pattern and difficult fabric. I love it on you too and I do like your hat.

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      Jul 8, 2014, 07.00 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet Schnui! Thank you very, very much for your lovely comments! but I agree, it’s was worth the effort..

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    Jul 7, 2014, 09.05 PMby annaaustintx

    What a great idea: the contrasting top/bottom really highlights this design’s lines.

    I was going to enter this contest but now I won’t after seeing your version of the dress, because you’re the sure winner! :)

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      Jul 7, 2014, 09.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your wonderful comments Anna! :)

      Ha-ha! I’m sure you can make a lovely version too! That’s the fun part with sewing, we create our own design :-))

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    Jul 7, 2014, 07.41 PMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! Ellen, this dress is the best version I have seen!! Stunning. I am so going to have to get this pattern. You look gorgeous and as I am a big hat fan!! Yours is fabulous, good luck x

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      Jul 7, 2014, 09.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks sweet Mary for your lovely comments!! ;-)) I’m sure you will love this style too!

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    Jul 7, 2014, 07.16 PMby cris orange

    this is a very interesting and elegant dress, and your material chois makes it even more interesting. Love your styling with hat :-)

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      Jul 7, 2014, 07.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your lovely comments Cris! I do love wearing hat :-)

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    Jul 7, 2014, 06.20 PMby IDia

    Interesting combination! It gives even greater Shape that it had! Wish YOU good luck Ellen!

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    Jul 7, 2014, 05.58 PMby ruthiesews

    Oh my God, that dress is TO DIE FOR !!!!!!! It’s super elegant and would be just right for a romantic dinner or vacation evening with friends.

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      Jul 7, 2014, 06.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, thank you very, very much Ruth for all your lovely words! I have to consider a romantic eve ;-))

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    Jul 7, 2014, 02.53 PMby kat034

    Very beautiful and classy dress! You look amazing in it!

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      Jul 7, 2014, 05.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your nice comments Kat! :-)

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    Jul 7, 2014, 01.58 PMby Sue Glas-Parrott

    This is BEAUTIFUL!

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      Jul 7, 2014, 02.04 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Sue! ;-)

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    Jul 7, 2014, 01.45 PMby kisses

    Nicely done….good luck in the competition

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      Jul 7, 2014, 01.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet Kisses! :)

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    Jul 7, 2014, 01.29 PMby tigger0580

    Oh Ellen, it is gorgeous and you looks very pretty and chic in that dress. I love it ;-))

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      Jul 7, 2014, 01.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments Tigger! :-)

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