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Asymmetric Designer Dress Member Model Challenge

Added Jul 7, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






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.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Knits/Jersey, Satin

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    Jul 7, 2014, 01.20 PMby gtangel

    OOh pretty! Love how you styled it.

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      Jul 7, 2014, 01.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Gtangel! :)

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    Jul 7, 2014, 01.18 PMby Kasiorist

    så fint! lykke til med konkurranse!!

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    Jul 7, 2014, 12.50 PMby cchristie

    Good luck in the pattern challenge! Great dress, looks fab

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    Jul 7, 2014, 12.44 PMby Jo-asia

    Ellen, As always you look gorgeous in your designs. Fantastic combination, very elegant.

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      Jul 7, 2014, 12.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

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

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