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A-Line Dress with a Twist :)

Added Jan 23, 2017

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I got some new books for X-mas by Shingo Sato. This is one of his techniques which I had to try :) The dress is based on the A-Line pattern, but I omitted the pleats in front. Since I wanted long sleeves, I chose transparent net and gather them and made cuffs of the same jersey as for the neck and waist. I only lined the top since the fabric is heavyweight jersey. To make it “pop” I decorated the top with different buttons I found in my stash :)

More pics on Ellen’s Sewing Passion

Material Notes

Jersey and Chiffon




Garment Type
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey

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  • Purplefan_large

    Feb 5, 2017, 04.20 AMby purplefan

    I really admire the curvy seamlines in the front bodice piece, Ellen. It is the standout bit of unexpected seaming! The colour blocking for the entire dress is also stellar. The button line tricks the eyes into “seeing” an asymmetrical seam to the left side as though there is a closure.

    Link to the website with Mr. Sato’s books: https://www.centerforpatterndesign.com/collections/transformational-reconstruction

    He knows how to play with fabrics. How long does each of his fabric forming ideas take to reach the finished stage?

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    • El_large

      Feb 5, 2017, 09.01 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Purplefan! I got these books for X-mas, and I’m so curious to try out new patterns… :-)

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    Feb 4, 2017, 12.40 PMby nrobson

    loving the mesh sleeves and cool mix of colors! looks modern, great work matey! =D x

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    • El_large

      Feb 5, 2017, 08.59 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so Sweet! Thanks Nadia! :-)

  • Olga_large

    Jan 29, 2017, 03.55 PMby RedBelka

    Wow! What an interesting dress! Love the twist! :)

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    Jan 25, 2017, 06.19 AMby Mary Athey

    I love the colour blocking on this Ellen and the buttons are a lovely addition .the bodice lines look great as well this is fab on you x

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    Jan 25, 2017, 03.53 AMby Eli Cat

    So cute! It’s a great job.

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    Jan 24, 2017, 11.30 PMby Beccki

    Love the details on the front of the dress, looks like you received a fantastic Christmas present.

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    • El_large

      Jan 25, 2017, 08.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      yeah, I’m so Happy :-) Thanks Beccki!

  • Sixteen-stitches-photo_large

    Jan 24, 2017, 09.41 PMby sixteenstitches

    Wow you’re so creative! This is just gorgeous and so unique. Love it and it looks fab on you!

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    • El_large

      Jan 24, 2017, 10.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      So nice to hear :-) Thanks a lot Sixteenstitches!

  • Burda_large

    Jan 24, 2017, 06.53 AMby izbott

    Very creative and so interesting. This is such a neat way to change up a basic pattern with beautiful buttons!

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    • El_large

      Jan 24, 2017, 10.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot dear Izayana! It makes me happy to hear :)

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    Jan 23, 2017, 08.37 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    What a nice dress Ellen! Guess what I like more: THE BUTTONS!!!

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    • El_large

      Jan 24, 2017, 10.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You makes me smile :-) Thanks a lot Elpida!

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    Jan 23, 2017, 07.31 PMby liliv-1

    Very nice. Totally different from the other versions of the model. Love it.

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