Summer Dress with Gathered Rectangle Skirt and Cap Sleeves

Added Jul 29, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway

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Description

Finally I found the right fabric for this dress! It is a lovely, light cotton with embroidery and I knew that this is IT! I had to carefully cut out the pieces to get the right embroidery where I wanted it to be and I’m really happy how it turned out :) I have used cotton voile on bias as lining for the top and polyester stretch for the skirt without gathering. The dress is based on pattern #101 Burda 02/2011. I have made a top of this pattern before, and I do love the cap sleeves.
www.burdastyle.com/projects/bustier-top-with-cap-sleeves

Material Notes

Cotton with embroidery, cotton voile and stretch polyester as lining.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Cotton

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    Aug 10, 2014, 03.17 PMby Anjovis

    Lovely dress Ellen! This fabric is amazing and fits very well with the classic design of the dress. Love your hair style by the way :)

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      Aug 10, 2014, 07.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear Anjovis! Thanks for your lovely comments! ;-)

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    Aug 6, 2014, 08.55 PMby nadia r

    It is a good feeling to find matching fabric for a pattern. Great summery dress honey:p

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      Aug 6, 2014, 09.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s for sure! Thanks my dear! :-)

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    Aug 3, 2014, 03.04 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    There is nothing to say but be admired with your interpretation of the pattern… you look like a gentle fairy in it, very nice:-)

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      Aug 3, 2014, 05.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for all your lovely words Oksana :)

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    Aug 3, 2014, 01.59 AMby belira

    thanks for your prompt reply. It will help me with my project. I was checking your studio and you make really nice clothes. Keep up the good work!

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      Aug 3, 2014, 07.49 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear :) I like your project too – and I’m looking forward to see your new dress. I’m sure it will be very nice! :)

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    Aug 2, 2014, 12.13 PMby belira

    Hi,

    That dress looks lovely on you. Great job on the project. I am thinking of making this dress in white eyelet. Did you line yours? Did you need to make any modifications to the pattern? It’s just that we have similar body types and I assume if you didn’t need to change it I wouldn’t either. Thanks!

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      Aug 2, 2014, 02.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Belira, thanks alot for your lovely comments! Since I used light cotton I had to use lining, but then I cut the cotton voile on bias for the top (then it feels a bit stretchy) and I made a half circle skirt (without gathering). If you measure your body it’s easy to find the right size for Burda patterns. You can see the table at the beginning of the instruction. Happy sewing to you :-)

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    Aug 2, 2014, 11.47 AMby misk36

    Wow this is absolutely gorgeous!! I think the fabric is beautiful makes such a difference. Such an inspiration.

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      Aug 2, 2014, 02.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you very much for your lovely comment! So nice to hear :)

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    Jul 31, 2014, 04.07 PMby Bbtiny

    This is so pretty! Do you life at this lake? It looks wonderful there and you have several pics from around there….

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      Jul 31, 2014, 09.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Brigitte! These pics are taken at our cottage by the sea, and it’s really nice and relaxing here, and guess what… – I enjoy sewing :-)

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    Jul 31, 2014, 02.27 PMby izbott

    Nice & fresh! You look lovely & it’s terrific. Congrats on being featured. :-)

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    Jul 30, 2014, 10.22 PMby Karen Jackson

    Gorgeous dress. Love your photos too x

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    Jul 30, 2014, 02.28 PMby Inga 888

    love your dress Ellen, white, light and very romantic :)

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      Jul 30, 2014, 03.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so sweet! Thank you very much Inga! :-)

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    Jul 30, 2014, 06.57 AMby alice9163

    Great fit. You look so fetching in this dress. Great pics too.

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      Jul 30, 2014, 07.51 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear friend! :-)

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    Jul 30, 2014, 06.19 AMby martinK

    great work, great photo’s, great model, great impression, great…………… like your style and feeling for dressing.

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      Jul 30, 2014, 07.50 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for all your lovely comments Martin! :-)

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    Jul 30, 2014, 12.06 AMby rita61

    Your dress is gorgeous! I love the white with your ever darkening suntan! Nice photos. Nice placement of the embroidery. Congrats on being featured.

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      Jul 30, 2014, 07.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you so much dear Rita! I’m very surprised and happy ;-))

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    Jul 29, 2014, 10.09 PMby Irina Schwab

    Ellen, this is so lovely! I swear to God I have this pattern in front of me, I wanted to make it from sky blue linen with cotton lace detail. I love how it tuned out! It was only by chance I came across your project. I was looking for finished projects for the pattern and noticed it! Shame my activity feed does not work so I can get notifications when a new project is added, I have reported it but no change.

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      Jul 30, 2014, 07.46 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that’s so nice to hear about your project Irina, and I’m really looking forward to see it when you’re ready! It seems like a beautiful dress and I do like linen very much too! Yeah, I hope BurdaStyle solve this problem very sooooon……!!

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    Jul 29, 2014, 09.56 PMby orchiddream

    You’re both so lovely!

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      Jul 30, 2014, 07.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh! Thank you very, very much! :-)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 09.09 PMby kisses

    Nice dress and fabric Ellen….looking quiet lovely

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      Jul 29, 2014, 09.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you so much sweet Kisses! :)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 07.39 PMby Tzai

    Such a beautiful fabric and I like how you’ve placed the flowers. It’s gorgeous

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      Jul 29, 2014, 09.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear! Thank you very much dear Tzai! :)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 07.29 PMby cchristie

    That’s a really sweet dress and the white is just divine.

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      Jul 29, 2014, 09.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your lovely comments Christie! :)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 07.22 PMby InthemoodforCouture

    very nice and shaby, well done

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    Jul 29, 2014, 07.02 PMby Zsuzso

    Very pretty dress. You have a great taste for fabrics. Like the blouse as well. Great pictures . The back ground is awesome.

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      Jul 29, 2014, 09.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you so much Zsuzso! I’m very flattered happy to hear that :-))

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    Jul 29, 2014, 05.37 PMby gtangel

    Beautiful

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    Jul 29, 2014, 04.13 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Just lovely! This is just the perfect white dress and the scenery just adds that extra touch. Great pictures!

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet! Thank you very much for your lovely comments Byanka! :-)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 04.08 PMby velvetribbon

    Very very beautiful dress and fabric choice, Ellen. You nailed it! :)

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

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

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    Jul 29, 2014, 03.14 PMby liliv-1

    You used the right pattern for the right fabric! It’s the perfect summer white dress, a very sweet and romantic look!

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot sweet Liliv! I appreciate your lovely comments indeed! :)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 02.56 PMby slmnstyle

    Aaahhhh! Your dress is so lovely and pretty! It looks like a dream to wear!

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Stephanie! It is very comfy and I’m looking forward to use it in a party soon :-)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 02.39 PMby Kocotte

    waouh absolutely wonderful. I love this model, it is one of my favorite and already made 3 times https://www.facebook.com/kocottecyclotte/photos/a.265615670257212.1073741827.237499936402119/318294124989366/?type=1.

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oooh, your dresses are so chic and beautiful!! :-))

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    Jul 29, 2014, 02.33 PMby Luz Kettle

    Ellen, this is a beautiful and elegant dress. I love embroidery in the summer.

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for you lovely comments Luz! :)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 10.30 AMby Elina Belova

    Very beautiful! The embroidery looks great.

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.10 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Elina! :)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 08.58 AMby kat034

    Your dress is beautiful! I love how the simplicity of the pattern brings out the beauty of the fabric. And all this white is very summery and classic at the same time: I love it!!!

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.10 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I really appreciate your lovely comments Kat! Thank you very much! :)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 07.51 AMby cris orange

    Beautiful dress Ellen, well done with the pattern!

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