Dress with flounces

Added Sep 25, 2013

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway

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Description

I made this dress based on a pattern from a Spanish magazine, Burda Couture Facile 2012.
I have used silk fabric and I decide to use the shiny side of the fabric for the short sleeves and the flounces, and the basic part on the opposite side. I think it’s a good combination of the same fabric.
I made a small zig-zag seam at the bottom of each flounce, but later on I have recognized that if I did cut it in the bias direction, maybe I could have used the raw ends of the flounces. Anyway I’m happy how it turned out :)

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Silk

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    Oct 3, 2013, 07.23 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Love how you used two sides of the same fabric! And the colour stands out!

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      Oct 4, 2013, 09.06 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you for your nice comments :-)

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    Oct 3, 2013, 07.23 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Love how you used two sides of the same fabric! And the colour stands out!

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    Sep 27, 2013, 09.30 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is so beautiful on you! The colour is absolutely yours and the combinations of shining and basic parts are so inventive finding! You look like a spring fairy who has made her outfit from a piece of the sky:-)

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      Sep 27, 2013, 12.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ha-ha, nice to hear sweet lady! :-) you are so good with expressions! Thank you Oksana!

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    Sep 27, 2013, 03.00 AMby bethmaryharley

    Very lovely indeed! I love the way you’ve used the different textures to highlight the ruffles and sleeves! :-)

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      Sep 27, 2013, 12.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s the fun with making your own clothes :) Thank you so much Beth!

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    Sep 26, 2013, 07.07 AMby liliv-1

    Oh, how pretty! Great color and fabric combination and the pattern design is so unique! I like very much your dress!

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      Sep 26, 2013, 05.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s really sweet of you to say, thank you so much :)

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    Sep 26, 2013, 06.07 AMby rita61

    Nice way of mixing up the silk; great colour.

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      Sep 26, 2013, 04.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Rita! I have been trying different fabric which are usable for both sides, and it makes a nice effect :)

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    Sep 26, 2013, 02.23 AMby kisses

    Lovely colour…nice style and it suits you very well

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    Sep 26, 2013, 01.37 AMby velvetribbon

    Perfect color for a pretty dress! You look great in it, Ellen :-)

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      Sep 26, 2013, 04.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you! That’s nice to hear :)

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    Sep 25, 2013, 09.59 PMby schnui

    This is a lovely dress Ellen and this shade of blue really suits you.

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      Sep 26, 2013, 04.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you Schnui! In fact it’s the last couple of years I’ve been wearing blue, and I like it a lot :)

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    Sep 25, 2013, 03.10 PMby steffania

    Ellen, it’s beautiful! The colour and the fabric..you always make the right choice. and it’s amazing how fast you finish every project!

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      Sep 26, 2013, 04.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much Steffania! I love to sew whenever I can, but it’s mostly in the weekends and holidays since I’m at work during the week, and I have a lot of project I like to share :)

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    Sep 25, 2013, 01.36 PMby MaggieMoise

    It’s a very beautiful dress and the color suits you very well.

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      Sep 25, 2013, 02.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your kind comments ;)

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