short nora

Added Jul 8, 2009

by pippilotta33

Basel, Switzerland

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Description

First time I saw the Nora dress pattern I fell in love with it. Since I don’t have to many occasions to wear a ball dress I decided to make a short every-day version of it. After some people in the burdastyle forum recommended not to make it out of green raw silk I decided to go for this brow linen. I think this was a good decision and makes the trim to the eye catcher of this dress. On a green background it would not have been so nice.
The dress was actually easier than I thought, only the application of the trim took some time (in fact a hole evening). But I have to admit that the hem is done with my machine which luckily has this invisible hem stitch :-)
Appart from shortening the lenght of the dress, I also shortened the arms by about 3cm and I closed the front over a length of 20cm instead of 12cm with 7 hooks and eyes since I don’t like the neckline to low.
Also, the dress is not lined and no horsehairband was used for the hem.

Material Notes

Brown linen, green Indian embroidered trim (ebay), yellow fake silk from Indian sari (see my danielle creation), white lining for the skirt.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Linen

Credits

Vincenzo for taking the pictures.

Burdastyle for bringing out this amazing pattern

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    Nov 30, 2010, 05.12 AMby Hope Martin

    Had to add my count to the list of those praising your dress. I love it! Makes me want to give it a try. :D

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    Oct 5, 2010, 08.40 PMby lsperanza

    I just love it!! specially the trim. Very original! Congrats!

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    Oct 29, 2009, 12.55 PMby barrygood4you

    super cute!!

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    Sep 17, 2009, 09.51 PMby jum

    i really didn’t consider this pattern before, I also thought I didn’t have many occasions to wear it, and so on…. simple and very good solution, and the choice of your colours is perfect for you. good job.!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 02.44 PMby mlichtenwalner

    I love your version. You took a glam dress only for special occasions and turned it into everyday wear! It’s fantastic.

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    Aug 15, 2009, 05.30 AMby soozy

    Hi Pippilotta, the comments on your short Nora dress were placed with one of my dresses. I’ve allready reported this to BS, but they haven’t done anything with it so I copied the comment and placed them here for you.

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    Aug 15, 2009, 05.28 AMby soozy

    Jul 27, 2009, 07.02 PM by harmony758 You did an amazing job! I see it’s rated difficult, but you make it look very easy!

    Jul 11, 2009, 12.51 PM by CathySews A really nice take on this dress pattern. Great. -—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 10, 2009, 04.53 AM by nikkishell It’s truly amazing! What a gorgeous dress. -———————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Jul 9, 2009, 06.40 PM by Christina I love this pattern too, what a clever idea to shorten it. Your dress turned out wonderful! -——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Jul 9, 2009, 01.59 PM by pippilotta33 Thanks a lot for all your nice comments. I am very happy I made this dress the way it is. I was a bit skeptical about the brown, since I love bright colours. But it appears as a good choice now.

    ncn6: I bought the fabric on ebay from this -————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Jul 9, 2009, 10.10 AM by ncn6 Wow, it looks fantastic! Where did you get that trim? -——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 8, 2009, 06.16 PM by Mia007 Wow, I love it! I loved the original Nora dress when it came out but I’m with you, I never have an occasion to wear a ball gown! But your version is fabulous, you could wear it everyday! Great job! -—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Jul 8, 2009, 02.37 PM by Gabouetmaya Wow!! It’s a very good idea!! Great job! -—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 8, 2009, 02.04 PM by Bola What a great Nora! brilliant job!bx -————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 8, 2009, 01.48 PM by Harmke So great! I love it. Well done. -————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Jul 8, 2009, 12.52 PM by AnaJan Well done girl! The dress is absolutely gorgeous and the fit is perfect! I love your colors choice. Beautiful! -—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Jul 8, 2009, 12.23 PM by ink Holy Mack! This dress is gorgeous. The linen is superb with that border you have. I have to admit that the pattern didn’t tickle my fancy at all. I love this infact I think that I might just have to make one now…so gorgeous! -——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 8, 2009, 10.37 AM by AmiBambini Wow, wow, wow wow wow… WOW! -————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 8, 2009, 10.03 AM by Sallybentz That was a great idea to shorten it. I didn’t like the pattern before, but now I love it. The colors and textures you used are very nice and natural. Great job! -——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 8, 2009, 09.32 AM by djoule Oh this is really nice !!! Make it shorter is a great idea! The fit is just perfect, great job ! -———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 8, 2009, 09.11 AM by Hajnika Wow! I love your version,it’s beautiful and I like those matching colours! -————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 8, 2009, 07.59 AM by catmagalhaes I love it! I love how you tirned a night gown into a summer dress.

    Very pretty. -————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Jul 8, 2009, 07.54 AM by tamezdc It looks great on you. -———————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Jul 8, 2009, 07.09 AM by dkocsis45 very nice. you look great in it! -—————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Jul 8, 2009, 06.40 AM by victorS Beautiful! It looks great as a day dress. job well done ;) -——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Jul 8, 2009, 06.13 AM by sewella It’s gorgeous!!

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    Jul 27, 2009, 07.02 PMby harmony758

    You did an amazing job! I see it’s rated difficult, but you make it look very easy!

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    Jul 11, 2009, 12.51 PMby cathysews

    A really nice take on this dress pattern. Great.

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    Jul 10, 2009, 04.53 AMby nikkishell

    It’s truly amazing! What a gorgeous dress.

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    Jul 9, 2009, 06.40 PMby christina

    I love this pattern too, what a clever idea to shorten it. Your dress turned out wonderful!

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    Jul 9, 2009, 01.59 PMby pippilotta33

    Thanks a lot for all your nice comments. I am very happy I made this dress the way it is. I was a bit skeptical about the brown, since I love bright colours. But it appears as a good choice now.

    ncn6: I bought the fabric on ebay from this

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    Jul 9, 2009, 10.10 AMby ncn6

    Wow, it looks fantastic! Where did you get that trim?

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    Jul 8, 2009, 06.16 PMby caramia-made

    Wow, I love it! I loved the original Nora dress when it came out but I’m with you, I never have an occasion to wear a ball gown! But your version is fabulous, you could wear it everyday! Great job!

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    Jul 8, 2009, 02.37 PMby gabouetmaya

    Wow!! It’s a very good idea!! Great job!

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    Jul 8, 2009, 02.04 PMby bola

    What a great Nora! brilliant job!bx

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    Jul 8, 2009, 01.48 PMby harmke

    So great! I love it. Well done.

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    Jul 8, 2009, 12.52 PMby anajan

    Well done girl! The dress is absolutely gorgeous and the fit is perfect! I love your colors choice. Beautiful!

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    Jul 8, 2009, 12.23 PMby ink

    Holy Mack! This dress is gorgeous. The linen is superb with that border you have. I have to admit that the pattern didn’t tickle my fancy at all. I love this infact I think that I might just have to make one now…so gorgeous!

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    Jul 8, 2009, 10.37 AMby amibambini

    Wow, wow, wow wow wow… WOW!

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    Jul 8, 2009, 10.03 AMby sallybentz

    That was a great idea to shorten it. I didn’t like the pattern before, but now I love it. The colors and textures you used are very nice and natural. Great job!

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    Jul 8, 2009, 09.32 AMby djoule

    Oh this is really nice !!! Make it shorter is a great idea! The fit is just perfect, great job !

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    Jul 8, 2009, 09.11 AMby hajnika

    Wow! I love your version,it’s beautiful and I like those matching colours!

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    Jul 8, 2009, 07.59 AMby catmagalhaes

    I love it! I love how you tirned a night gown into a summer dress.

    Very pretty.

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    Jul 8, 2009, 07.54 AMby tamezdc

    It looks great on you.

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    Jul 8, 2009, 07.09 AMby dkocsis45

    very nice. you look great in it!

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    Jul 8, 2009, 06.40 AMby victors

    Beautiful! It looks great as a day dress. job well done ;)

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    Jul 8, 2009, 06.13 AMby sewella

    It’s gorgeous!!

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