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Colorblock Dress

Added Nov 17, 2016

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I love sewing dresses, especially pattern as this one. It’s great for color blocking, or combination with different fabric. Since the colorful fabric are viscose jersey and softer than the black cotton jersey, I had to use interfacing on the wrong side of these panels. I also made facing for the neck and sleeve opening. I think the dress is a great evening dress and I like how it turned out, so I’m ready for a Party :)

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Material Notes

Cotton jersey and viscose jersey.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Dec 18, 2016, 09.12 AMby Irina Schwab

    I hope you had fun!!! Cool dress!

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    Nov 26, 2016, 04.50 PMby RedBelka

    Gorgeous dress! Love it!

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      Nov 27, 2016, 10.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, Thank you very much my friend! :)

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    Nov 25, 2016, 08.20 AMby sonjazelfmaak

    What a beautiful dress. Unique and it fits and suits you well.

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      Nov 25, 2016, 09.59 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Sonja! :)

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    Nov 21, 2016, 02.51 AMby izbott

    What a fun dress & yes you are ready to party!

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    Nov 20, 2016, 05.09 PMby Maria Loupa

    Ellen this dress is really beautiful , it suits you great. It’s one of my favorites too in this Burda issue. I will try it myself. I like your fabric combination with the flowers and I like tis black-red combination. The colours are very warm.

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      Nov 21, 2016, 10.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Maria! I’m sure you will love it too! Looking forward to see your version :)

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    Nov 20, 2016, 11.49 AMby Kaatje706

    Beautiful dress Ellen! Great fabric choices

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      Nov 21, 2016, 10.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your kind words Kaatje! :)

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    Nov 20, 2016, 11.27 AMby floralgirl

    This is a super dress on you..I’m sure colour blocking is a great way to use up your stash!

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      Nov 21, 2016, 10.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s for sure :-) Thanks a lot my friend!

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    Nov 20, 2016, 11.21 AMby Inkstain1

    This is super, lively, well-fitted, just great. XX

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      Nov 21, 2016, 10.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It makes me happy to hear ;-) Thanks a lot Inkstain!

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    Nov 20, 2016, 03.12 AMby nrobson

    hi there! this attractive dress is fun, edgey, and lively with the tropical accent! xx

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    Nov 19, 2016, 03.30 AMby alice9163

    This is such a great fit. Looks awesome on you Ellen. Love the color combos.

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    Nov 18, 2016, 10.48 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I was almost sure you would make this dress! It’s fantastic!

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      Nov 21, 2016, 10.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      he, he, you know me ;-) Thanks a lot Elpida!

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    Nov 18, 2016, 05.36 PMby chula123

    Wonderful dress. like this pattern very much and also your combination of materials and the bright colours really add life to it. Hope you enjoy your party :-))))

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      Nov 18, 2016, 10.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for such lovely comments Chula!

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    Nov 18, 2016, 05.09 PMby liliv-1

    Although burda has released several similar dress patterns I think this one is the most refined! I also love black color on you. It’s a nice alternative to all the pretty colors you sew!

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      Nov 18, 2016, 10.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, I love this style and such patterns are great :) Thanks for your kind compliments dear Liliv!

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    Nov 18, 2016, 08.16 AMby lomarilou

    This is another great dress! I cannot even imagine how many great dresses count in your closets!! Haha! In this one the red and the blue colour of the smaller parts is really impressive on the black background…Well done!

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      Nov 18, 2016, 10.22 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      yeah, I love sewing dresses ;-) Thanks for your lovely compliments Lomarilou!

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    Nov 18, 2016, 08.08 AMby Ivanamania

    I love the dress and the combo of the fabrics looks great

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      Nov 18, 2016, 10.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Ivanamania! :)

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    Nov 18, 2016, 06.16 AMby Maria Hayek

    Nydelig! Fin fargemix!

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    Nov 18, 2016, 03.36 AMby Kasiorist

    Fantastic dress, Elen! You look beautiful

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      Nov 18, 2016, 10.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for such lovely compliments Kasiorist!

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    Nov 17, 2016, 10.33 PMby Daniela Ivanova

    I was thinking, that probably you will make this one, :-) thank you for a inspiration ,I take some fabrics today to make it too. Your dress is fabulous, very stylish combination ! Is there any difficulties in this pattern, or it is ok ?best regards from me!

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      Nov 18, 2016, 10.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      he, he ;-) I think you know what style I love… :) It’s a great pattern, and I’m sure you will manage very well! I’m looking forward to see your version :)

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    Nov 17, 2016, 06.28 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress Ellen I do love the mix of fabric and the print just makes it pop against the black. You look lovely xx

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      Nov 17, 2016, 07.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so sweet ;) Thanks a lot Mary!

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    Nov 17, 2016, 04.42 PMby Beccki

    Great combination Ellen, i love the mix of the print with the black.

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      Nov 17, 2016, 07.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Beccki!

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    Nov 17, 2016, 03.58 PMby kisses

    Nice dress Ellen…like the print it brings life to the dress

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