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Applique Bodice & Pants - Summer Sloper Design Contest

Added Aug 1, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I wanted to make a special bodice and made different drawings, but came up with a new idea to make an applique jewelry instead.. I found this “Japanese” cotton in my stash and made circles with a glass and appliqued these on the front, and I chose to use lilac embroidery tread for this. Since this cotton voile are transparent I had to use lining for the bodice. I thought the bodice was a bit short for me and decided to make a peplum, and I used pattern #115 Burda 08/2013 for the pleated peplum. I made a invisible zipper at the left side, but also I had to make buttons at the back of the neck, so I could easily take it on.
For the pants I made a drawing of waves and appliqued these on the front and back parts, and I used an invisible zipper at the left side. This was a fun challenge for me ;-)

Material Notes

Cotton voile with pint / cotton voile for lining for bodice – satin with stretch / cotton twill with stretch for pants.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    May 28, 2017, 11.19 AMby Joanne Cresswell

    Absolutely love your style and creative flair which is matched by your beautiful workmanship! Amazing outfit! ❤

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      May 29, 2017, 06.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for such lovely compliments Joanne! :-)

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    May 5, 2015, 05.15 PMby creselledean

    Love the applique on the pants. What a fantastic work! The blouse is great also, the fabric is divine. The pants is a definite wear for me. You are amazingly creative!

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      May 5, 2015, 06.11 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you so much for your encouraging and lovely words! ;-)

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    Sep 12, 2014, 09.50 AMby KamySole

    Very nice, love the applique top and the pants.

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      Sep 12, 2014, 08.04 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much KamySole! :-)

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    Aug 26, 2014, 08.47 AMby kat034

    Love what you did with the fabric and all that from a basic sloper!!! Congratulations, I wish I had half your talent!

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      Aug 26, 2014, 12.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! I do love trying out new styles and that’s the fun part with sewing; to make it a little special and unique :) Keep up the good work dear Kat!

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    Aug 8, 2014, 01.10 PMby nrobson

    lovely as anything ;)

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    Aug 5, 2014, 07.17 PMby saxsilverain

    this whole outfit really represents who you are as a creative person: fun, full of ideas, and very talented. everything looks absolutely awesome! best of luck for you, Ellen, i hope you win!! :)

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      Aug 5, 2014, 09.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, thank you Saxsilverain for all your kind words :) – I’m very flattered…! Thanks for the good wishes too!

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    Aug 3, 2014, 09.37 PMby cchristie

    What a great project. Amazingly creative!

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      Aug 4, 2014, 07.13 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Christie!! :)

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    Aug 3, 2014, 03.02 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very creative! Unexpected effect of the applique make the bodice an ideal partner for the pants… You look very girlish and a little pranksome:-)))

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      Aug 3, 2014, 05.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ha-ha! I like the last comment! ;-))

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    Aug 3, 2014, 02.08 AMby izbott

    Ellen nice job! Its so trendy, like something in a Vancouver shop. It totally looks designer. I love it. You fabulous!

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      Aug 3, 2014, 07.58 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oooh, that’s nice to hear! Thanks a lot for your lovely comments Izayana! ;-)

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    Aug 3, 2014, 01.09 AMby Bbtiny

    What a great outfit! You sure have been very creative here and it came out perfect.

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      Aug 3, 2014, 07.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Brigitte! I do love to challenge myself.. :-)

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    Aug 2, 2014, 07.14 PMby Luz Kettle

    Ellen….. You are amazing! Such a wonderful creation. I like it very much! I must get myself into gear and create again… I must get my house sorted. Well done! Great inspiration. Gracias

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      Aug 2, 2014, 09.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear :) Thanks a lot Luz! I know, there is always something to take care of… Happy sewing my friend! :-)

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    Aug 2, 2014, 07.04 AMby schnui

    Great out fit Ellen. You must be the busiest person in Norway!!!

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      Aug 2, 2014, 08.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ha-ha! Yeah, that’s for sure… ;-) Thanks Schnui!

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    Aug 2, 2014, 06.58 AMby Alisa Sibrova

    Wow, amazing! I love how creative you are! Love the bodice fabric, so feminine!!! ;)

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      Aug 2, 2014, 08.46 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Love to hear that :) Thanks for your lovely comments Alisa!

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    Aug 2, 2014, 06.57 AMby rita61

    Awesome outfit! What fun pants!!!!!! I love the white fabric. Good Luck !

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      Aug 2, 2014, 08.46 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear :-) Thank you very much Rita!

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    Aug 2, 2014, 06.30 AMby velvetribbon

    This is an awesome outfit! I love both of them, they look fun-cool and pretty at the same time. Good luck on the challenge, dear friend :)

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      Aug 2, 2014, 08.44 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much dear Hana! It was fun sewing them as well ;-)

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    Aug 2, 2014, 05.18 AMby IDia

    More YOU sew more inspired YOU become! Keep going Ellen, YOU are an inspiration! Wish YOU good luck to the contest!

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      Aug 2, 2014, 08.43 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your encouraging comments IDia! ;-)

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    Aug 1, 2014, 11.46 PMby Zsuzso

    What a gorgeous outfit ! Love everything about it, very nice details. Love those fabrics !

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      Aug 2, 2014, 08.41 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your lovely comments Zsuzsa! :-)

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    Aug 1, 2014, 08.33 PMby Irina Schwab

    My, more and more projects. When do you have all the time?! Good luck in the competition!

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      Aug 1, 2014, 09.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Irina! It’s summerholiday you know :-)

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