Birthday Dress ;)

Added Apr 27, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway

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Description

I fell in love with this pattern #130 Burda 12/2013 from the first time I saw it posted and decided to make it for a special occasion, like my birthday :) I bought this lovely brocade fabric in Tenerife, but then I thought of making a jacket and pants. Lucky me I still hadn’t used it, so I had enough to make this dress. It was a bit tricky when I had 3 parts of the top, but then I figured out that I had to sew two of them together first, before sewing it together with the lining. It is a complete dress but the top is open at the back and loose over the dress. It has side pockets and that makes it very nice :)

Material Notes

Brocade and jersey for the inner part of the top.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Blends

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    May 18, 2014, 09.37 PMby Mdelaat

    I bought my first Burda magazine because of this pattern! I absolutely love it . You made it so well! It looks great on you and so very stylish. One day I hope to post my version of this dress here, in the meantime i’ll happily enjoy looking at yours and dreaming … Absolutely WOW :-)

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      May 19, 2014, 08.37 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oooh, that’s so Nice to hear! I would love seeing your version! Thank you very, very much for your lovely comments!

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    May 3, 2014, 11.20 PMby Marusya Grace

    Love Love Love Love Love!!!!!

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    May 3, 2014, 06.30 AMby nadia r

    absolutely gorgeous dress and fabric choice my friend! Hope you had a wonderful birthday lovely XX

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      May 3, 2014, 07.34 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you very much dear Nadia! Yeah, I had a wonderful birthday :-))

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    May 1, 2014, 09.53 AMby Rianne2

    Great dress! I love it! Great colour and fabric choice!

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    May 1, 2014, 09.09 AMby Mbaliyethu

    Stunning.

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    Apr 30, 2014, 04.10 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very beautiful! Stunning look, elegant and chic. The fabric is chosen perfectly, it looks very posh in the pleats and adds a lot of charm to the pattern. And I still said nothing about this absolutely wonderful colour: it tells that the end of the day lets the night come to make this lady so mysterious and desirable… :-)

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      Apr 30, 2014, 09.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet as always Oksana! Your comments mean a lot to me! Thanks a lot dear friend! :-)) Lucky me!!

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    Apr 30, 2014, 01.53 PMby Regan Mackenzie

    Happy birthday Ellen. Wonderful dress pattern and the blue is so perfect on you. Fit for a ball dress!

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      Apr 30, 2014, 09.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Regan! and thak you for your lovely comments! :-)

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    Apr 29, 2014, 12.16 PMby Deanna31

    It looks really nice. I love the design. Could you please tell me if you can see any skin on the back between the opening? Or if its just a tight fitting dress with a loose top over it? Is the pattern posted on this site? If it is.. could you please post a link? I can’t find it :..{

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      Apr 30, 2014, 09.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Deanna ;) This was a special designers dress in the Burda 12/2013, but I coudn’t find it in the pattern of BurdaStyle, but you can have a look at this link:
      http://www.paunnet.com/2013/11/burdastyle-magazine-122013.html
      You can’t see any skin back because the top is covered with an inner top. I think you will see it on the link. Hope you will manage to find the pattern :)

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      May 1, 2014, 04.27 PMby Deanna31

      After seeing the other dress and design drawing I want it even mooore! I wander if I can beg Burda to get the pattern???
      Its either that or order it from ebay or groan… make it myself

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    Apr 29, 2014, 04.02 AMby kisses

    Love this dress Ellen…Happy Birthday girlfren. Fabric is so rich and photos are nice as well

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    Apr 28, 2014, 06.14 PMby cchristie

    Ellen, what a beautiful gown. You are Absolutely stunning in it! Happy Birthday and here’s to another year of healthy and successful sewing

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      Apr 29, 2014, 11.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet Christie! ;)

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    Apr 28, 2014, 05.02 PMby thewallinna

    Absolutely gorgeous, stunning dress! You’ve made a right decision to use this fabric for the dress. I find it very different from the crazy colours you are usually wearing. But it just shows another dimention of you: elegant, sophisticated lady. Happy birthday, Ellen! I wish you lots of fabric and successful sewing projects in the future :)

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      Apr 29, 2014, 11.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, Thank you very, very much dear friend! Yeah, you’re right… ;-)) Thanks a lot for all the good wishes! :)

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    Apr 28, 2014, 04.13 PMby slmnstyle

    Great dress and that color is gorgous on you! Happy birthday and many, many more!

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      Apr 28, 2014, 04.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, Thank you very much dear Stephanie!… :-))

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    Apr 28, 2014, 03.23 PMby velvetribbon

    Happy birthday dear friend! This is a perfect dress for special occasion. Your work has paid off, this dress turned out beautifully :) I love the photos as well :-)

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      Apr 28, 2014, 04.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot dear friend! :) I’m really happy with it :-)

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    Apr 28, 2014, 12.34 PMby fashionfreek

    Lovely Dress..Happy Birthday.:)x

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      Apr 28, 2014, 04.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you – Thank you very much! ;-)

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    Apr 28, 2014, 09.18 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Have a lovely birthday in your beautiful dress :)

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      Apr 28, 2014, 04.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet Sarahsdaughter! :-)

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    Apr 28, 2014, 08.17 AMby elletjebee

    Really nice and I love the fabric too. You look SO good in it!

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      Apr 28, 2014, 08.21 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you very, very much! and thank for favoring my dress! Happy sewing :-))

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    Apr 28, 2014, 08.14 AMby kelerabeus

    You look gorgeous in your dress! Happy birthday.

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      Apr 28, 2014, 08.22 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much kelerabeus! ;-)

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    Apr 28, 2014, 07.35 AMby liliv-1

    This dress is to die for, very interesting shape and the fabric is wow. Happy birthday my friend

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      Apr 28, 2014, 08.03 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot dear Liliv! I was a bit worried for the skirt, if it would be to big with all the pleats..

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    Apr 28, 2014, 05.25 AMby Inga 888

    this pattern i liked straight away in Burda magazine but still thinking what fabric would be best for it. Great to see it made up and you looking so lovely in it. Nice deep blue color too. Happy birthday celebrations! x

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      Apr 28, 2014, 08.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Inga! I’m sure you will find a great fabric for this pattern! You will love to sew it. :)

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    Apr 28, 2014, 04.40 AMby IDia

    Realy great this dress!

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    Apr 28, 2014, 03.11 AMby Moimisie

    Happy birthday Ellen! This a wonderful dress and I love the color!

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.58 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear! Thank you very, very much Moimisie! ;-)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 11.52 PMby schnui

    Stunning Ellen! And wishing you a very happy birthday.

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.58 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, Thank you so much sweet Schnui! :-)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 11.26 PMby GeorgieT74

    BEAUTIFUL

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Georgie – and thank you for favoring my dress! Happy sewing to you :)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 10.50 PMby rita61

    Looks awesome! You do this design a great compliment. This is on my list to do when I figure out where I would wear it. You are going to have a wonderful birthday celebration in this awesome dress! Have a nice Birthday.

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.56 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much for Your kind comments dear Rita! – and wishes :-))

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    Apr 27, 2014, 10.21 PMby janene

    I’m blown away with this one. You look amazing. And a very happy birthday to you too x

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    Apr 27, 2014, 10.21 PMby maggieg5

    Ellen This is just wonderful, I know the pattern as I came across it while looking on-line at some of the Burda style books, then went on the hunt for the December 2013 issue, this is winging its way to me now as I found a copy on-line. The colour and fabric are amazing and really suit you. What a fantastic dress !!! :0) for got to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY x

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.54 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Maggie! That’s Nice to hear! :-))

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    Apr 27, 2014, 09.57 PMby izbott

    Happy Birthday! You look wonderful in your dress. You have done very well with the pattern & fabric. The shoes are a nice pop to the blue. Its a good color for you. Looks professionally done.

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.53 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet! Thank you very, very much Izbott!! ;)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 09.40 PMby Luz Kettle

    I love your fabric and the dress is gorgeous. Very well done on an outstanding outfit for your birthday. Xx

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    Apr 27, 2014, 09.37 PMby Mary Athey

    This is the first one of these i have seen made up and may i be the first to give this a big wow!! I love this, i never gave the origonal much thought but seeing your version has made me see it in a new light. The dress is stunningnon you and you look gorgeous. Happy birthday my friend x

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.52 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, Thank you very, very much sweet Mary!! I’m delighted to hear that :)

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