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Back Cut Out Dress

Added Sep 1, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I fell in love with this pattern from the first time I saw it. I had forgotten to use this lovely satin which I found in my stash – and it was perfect for this dress! As lining for the top I have used micro satin.
I love the skirt with high front and lover in the back and the cut out makes it a little special – and I’m happy with the outcome :)
The cardigan is from an earlier project; www.burdastyle.com/projects/black-long-cardigan

Material Notes

Satin and micro satin.




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear

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    Apr 9, 2015, 09.35 AMby Frances Poff

    Wow, I need a dress for tango, this would be amazing….

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      Apr 9, 2015, 07.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      yeah, this is a fabulous pattern and I love skirts which are lower at the back. It will be great for a tango dress :)

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    Oct 23, 2014, 03.52 PMby jreneedesign

    Gorgeous! You’ve done this pattern proud and made me a bit sad (yet again) that I didn’t pick up this issue.

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      Oct 23, 2014, 06.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! Oh, I’m sorry about that.. – maybe it’s not too late – try searching on the net – or you can buy the pattern at BurdaStyle shop :)

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    Sep 18, 2014, 05.40 PMby inesgr

    I must express my admiration for your silhouette too! Thank you for making a dress out of this pattern, I have a mint fabric waiting for it for next summer!

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      Sep 18, 2014, 05.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks! Oh, that would be great – I love the dress in Burda magazine, and I’m sure yours will be as beautiful as this one!

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    Sep 12, 2014, 04.49 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Oh my…you look stunning! Love the fabric you picked to make your dress. I too fell in love with this pattern.

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      Sep 12, 2014, 08.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Byanka! I’m sure you will love this style! – and it’s a great pattern :)

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    Sep 9, 2014, 03.30 AMby sewing fanatic

    this is stunning Ellen X

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      Sep 9, 2014, 10.37 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot dear Nadia! – and thank you for favoring my dress! :)

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    Sep 5, 2014, 03.47 AMby purplefan

    Ellen, you seriously have AWESOME fabrics in your stash. Not to start a stampede up to Norway but I can say that Burda Style sewists ought to keep Norway on their travel itineraries or online shopping lists to explore the fabrics. Yes, you and your dress are a summer delight! - Go on Girl! (In Living Colour fans know what that means.)

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      Sep 5, 2014, 06.51 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ha-ha! Love to hear that ;-)) – and for sure, I do love colors and eye catching fabric :) Thanks for your kind comments Purplefan!

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    Sep 4, 2014, 11.31 PMby Gjeometry Catja

    Oooh, this is rather fabulous! I’m becoming more enthralled by dresses that look almost better going than they do coming. ;)

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      Sep 5, 2014, 06.45 AMby Ellen Hatteland

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

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    Sep 4, 2014, 04.13 PMby Katarina Bally

    You look gorgeous!

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    Sep 4, 2014, 02.59 PMby Carien Dolittle

    I neeeeed to make this! It looks lovely on you! I adored this copy of the Burdastyle :) I would like to see you make the paneled dress!

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      Sep 4, 2014, 03.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, that was the first one I adored…, but then I found so many other lovely pattern in this issue that I left this pattern for a while – let’s see :) Thanks for your lovely comment!

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    Sep 3, 2014, 08.56 AMby KannaK

    Lovely dress Ellen :)

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    Sep 3, 2014, 02.29 AMby rita61

    Awesome neat dress ! You look like you are having so much fun modelling it !!! :-)

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      Sep 3, 2014, 07.46 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Rita! Yeah, it was a lovely eve! :-)

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    Sep 2, 2014, 07.02 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very beautiful, Ellen! I was sure you would try this pattern and you made it in the best way. I like your dress very much:-)

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      Sep 2, 2014, 08.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s fun – you know me well :-) Thanks for your lovely comment dear Oksana!

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    Sep 2, 2014, 03.11 PMby velvetribbon

    Hello Ellen, your dress is gorgeous and the fabric is perfect for it :) The cut out in the back is so interesting. I am falling in love with this pattern too very much and I want to make it. I am missing all your projects, I was away for the whole month for vacation. I wish I can kill my jetlag and starting sewing right now :-)

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      Sep 2, 2014, 08.49 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Hana, Good to see you are back my friend! I hope you had a wonderful holiday :) I’m sure you will love this too! Thanks for your lovely comments!!

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    Sep 2, 2014, 01.13 PMby celestechen6

    Perfect fabric. Glad to see your rendition. I was thinking making one for my own with chiffon or georgette… Great job.

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      Sep 2, 2014, 02.47 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Celeste! I’m sure it will be very nice with chiffon or georgette! :)

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    Sep 2, 2014, 04.00 AMby kisses

    Like the style girlfriend and you look good in it. This is also on my list to do. Good going:-)

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      Sep 2, 2014, 06.33 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Kisses! I’m sure you will love it too! :o)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 08.54 PMby Zsuzso

    Wow, you just keep amazing your fellow sewers with your lovely creations ! Beautiful dress !

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      Sep 2, 2014, 06.33 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, Thanks a lot sweet Zsusa! ;-)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 07.04 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

    I have never seen this cut before – but you look good in it! You have the body for this.

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      Sep 1, 2014, 08.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s sweet of you to say – Thanks a lot Philo :)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 05.50 PMby izbott

    This is so cool. Great for travel. I think you have a great fabric. My to do list is getting bigger! This is a good pattern. It is a modern dress & it wearable. You rock this.

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      Sep 1, 2014, 08.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Wow – that’s nice of you to say :-) I do have a lot of fabric in my stash as well…! You have been good with reducing yours I guess :)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 04.55 PMby kristikaarlop

    Pretty dress and it looks good on you:) love the fabric:)

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      Sep 1, 2014, 08.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Kristi! :)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 04.45 PMby Luz Kettle

    OMG… You made it! I really love this pattern as soon as I saw it and though it would be lovely for the girls… But alas summer is gone too quickly! A project for next year. xx

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      Sep 1, 2014, 08.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah! I’m sure they will love it :) It was the same for me – I just had to try it :-)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 04.42 PMby cris orange

    you look great in that dress Ellen!

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    Sep 1, 2014, 03.44 PMby Mary Athey

    Ellen this is fabulous! I have this in my to do pile. You suit this style so well and I wish a flared skirt suited me but alas it dosnt. My version will be a variation on this. I love what you’ve done with this pattern. You have made such a lovely dress and you look Gorgeous x

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.50 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot sweet Mary! It’s fun to try out new patterns, but I understand what you mean.. Anyway, I think you would love to wear a dress like this on your holiday :-)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 11.55 AMby leokadia

    alles ist sehr sehr schön! das kleid und die dame und die dame mit diesem kleid, wunderschön!! ich wünsche viele viele komplimente von herzen!

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ohh, thank you very, very much for such a lovely compliments! Dankeschön wunderschöne dame!

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    Sep 1, 2014, 09.37 AMby liliv-1

    Fabulus dress and great body, you look divine!

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      What a lovely comment :) Thanks dear friend!

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    Sep 1, 2014, 08.43 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Lovely dress on you and great fabric :)

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Sarahsdaughter! Nice to hear :)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 08.07 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely dress Helen!

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    Sep 1, 2014, 07.59 AMby cchristie

    That fabric is divine. Your projects and style are such an inspiration!

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so sweet of you to say! Thank you very much dear Christie!

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    Sep 1, 2014, 07.35 AMby kat034

    Amazing dress! I love the cutout very much!

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot dear Kat! – and thanks for favoring my dress ;-)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 07.29 AMby saxsilverain

    when i first saw this pattern, i just knew you can rock it! i was right. :D once again, you did such a perfect job!

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh My! You are such an angel ;-) Thank a lot dear friend!

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    Sep 1, 2014, 06.58 AMby Tzai

    This dress is not my style but it looks great on you and you look to have had a lot of while taking these photos.

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It’s fun, but I just had to try this pattern out! Sometimes it’s just like that.. – and yeah, we had fun together with friends while this pics was taken :-)

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