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Ruched front dress with ribbon

Added Feb 28, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This dress is based on pattern #117 Burda 05/2008. I’ve tried this pattern once before and then I did sew it of satin without any stretch, but this time I like the dress much better with stretch fabric. Then I didn’t need any zipper in the back either. I didn’t lined it, but made facing instead. I have used a knitted ribbon in the front and for the shoulder straps. It’s a very comfy dress to wear on holiday ;)

Material Notes

Polyester stretch and knitted ribbon.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear
Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    Mar 28, 2014, 10.23 AMby chula123

    Looking for inspiration for a new jersey fabric I bought yesterday, I came across this dress. Yet again, you look amazing. Beautiful dress in a beautiful material. Do you ever sleep, or are you sewing nonstop? Lovely dress Ellen !

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      Mar 31, 2014, 06.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you sweet Chula! I’m wondering the same about you…! You have made lots of wonderful projects! :-))

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    Mar 2, 2014, 08.45 PMby vinia789

    What a beautiful dress and my kind of fabric colourful and radiant.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 11.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Vinia – I think we like the same fabric – bright and colorful :-)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 01.03 PMby nrobson

    very lovely dress! :D

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    Mar 1, 2014, 11.23 PMby rita61

    Great dress on you, nice fit. Awesome fabric!

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    Mar 1, 2014, 04.52 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very beautiful, I like this pattern, too, very much and it was made especially for you – so fragile and womanish you look in it. The colour style is great as always:-)

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      Mar 1, 2014, 11.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so kind Oksana – thank you very much for your lovely comments :-))

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    Mar 1, 2014, 03.57 AMby Mokara

    Another great creation Ellen, you are so elegant. I was going to ask the same question as Ronnie did… lol

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      Mar 1, 2014, 08.17 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you very much Mokara! :-)

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    Feb 28, 2014, 08.19 PMby saxsilverain

    that is gorgeous as ever, Ellen! i LOOOVE the fabric! :)

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      Feb 28, 2014, 08.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear! Thank you very, very much!! :-))

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    Feb 28, 2014, 06.53 PMby slmnstyle

    Great dress Ellen! The colors and print are wonderful and look great on you :)

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      Feb 28, 2014, 08.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments :-)

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    Feb 28, 2014, 06.29 PMby thewallinna

    Super lovely dress! Ellen, you are such a prolific seamstress! I can hardly keep track of all your new garments :)It looks like you are having a lovely time somewhere sunny :)

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      Feb 28, 2014, 08.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Inna! Yeah, we enjoy some nice and sunny days in Tenerife :-))

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    Feb 28, 2014, 03.02 PMby ronnielee

    This is really nice Ellen. As I had said to Mary, it’s a full time job keeping up with both of you….so sew many projects. How much wardrobe space do you have?? I’m at overload!

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      Feb 28, 2014, 04.09 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Ronnie! yeah, that’s the problem.., but I have several nieces who are happy to have some of my projects – Lucky me :-)

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    Feb 28, 2014, 02.03 PMby kisses

    Nice dress and beautiful fabric not to mention how great you look in it. The neckline is kind of deep so a zipper at the back is not needed since the fabric stretch as you said. Enjoy your weekend

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      Feb 28, 2014, 04.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You’re so sweet Kisses – thank you very much for your lovely comments! Have a nice weekend you too :-)

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    Feb 28, 2014, 01.17 PMby Bbtiny

    Hello Ellen, what a nice dress. I like the pattern with this front ribbon and it looks lovely in this fabric.

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      Feb 28, 2014, 01.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Brigitte! It was much better to wear it in a stretch fabric :-)

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    Feb 28, 2014, 11.59 AMby liliv-1

    Another gorgeous print! Great dress!

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      Feb 28, 2014, 01.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Liliv! Have a nice weekend :-)

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    Feb 28, 2014, 10.38 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh i looooooove this ellen!! Stunning dress and you look so lovely wearing it. the fabric is gorgeous and the photos are great. I think i.might have this magazine so guess what i’ll be doing when i get home from work lol. Hoking in my magazines!! Ronnie-lee said she had a hard time keeping up with yours and mine projects lol xx

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      Feb 28, 2014, 01.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that’s nice to hear! You will love this style Mary :) Happy sewing weekend! ;-))

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    Feb 28, 2014, 09.14 AMby velvetribbon

    Very pretty dress! I love your fabric choice and You look really good in it :-) Have a lovely weekend dear friend.

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      Feb 28, 2014, 01.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Hana – and have a lovely weekend you too! :-)

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    Feb 28, 2014, 08.43 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Love your dress Ellen and beautiful fabric :)

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      Feb 28, 2014, 01.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Sarahsdaughter :-)

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