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Bell Sleeve Dress

Added Jan 11, 2017

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I needed a quick and easy project to try out my new serger, and I’m so Happy with my Brother! :-)
I have used jersey combined with Scuba which has a perfect finish at the edges, so it’s not necessary to hem it, and the bell sleeves have a nice drape. I added the same length as the bell sleeves of scuba at the hem, and also added scuba at the shoulders as well.

More pics on Ellen’s Sewing Passion

Material Notes

Jersey and Scuba




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Feb 2, 2017, 06.15 PMby 3catsinthebelfry

    Hi! I really like the simple lines of this dress and yours looks fabulous. I plan to make this up in stretch jersey. The pattern calls for a zip, but often I find Burda knit patterns don’t really need a zip. Do you feel the zip is necessary for this pattern?

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      Feb 5, 2017, 09.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi, Thanks for your lovely compliment! I didn’t add a zipper, and normally you don’t need one when using jersey. Good luck to you! :)

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    Jan 30, 2017, 01.29 PMby lisascarolina

    I have this dress traced and ready to go too and absolutely LOVE your version! :)

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      Jan 30, 2017, 10.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Lisa!! I’m looking forward to see your version. Cheers and Happy sewing ;-)

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    Jan 27, 2017, 09.37 AMby nrobson

    beautiful dress my friend! really like it, smooth! =P

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    Jan 16, 2017, 06.51 PMby TeenyUK

    What a great dress! I’m seriously thinking of getting a serger. Did you research which one to get? Or did you get it for free now that you’re a sewing star?!! :)

    By the way, that dress you made for your niece is the same as New Look 6000. The first thing I posted on Burda was a dress made with that pattern!

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      Jan 29, 2017, 02.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      he, he.. You makes me Smile ;-)) I knew that I wanted a Brother, and I’m very happy with it :)

      Oh, that’s nice! :)

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    Jan 14, 2017, 03.58 AMby izbott

    Its lovely Ellen!

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    Jan 13, 2017, 06.38 PMby liliv-1

    Fabulous! Scuba was a great choise! Enjoy your new serger!

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    Jan 12, 2017, 08.23 PMby Daniela Ivanova

    Pretty model and nice combination of fabrics! Cheers, Ellen !

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.48 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Daniela! :-) Cheers to you as well!

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    Jan 12, 2017, 06.30 PMby chula123

    love your version !! great fabric. I think this is a good pattern, with lots of possibilities, isn’t it? Have done one myself,but didn’t play too much with it, kept it simple. my daughter liked it so much, she wants one now, so looking for fabric for her, which isn’t easy, she fancies something bohemian, but nothing black :-))

    anyway, have fun with your new serger. I am still experimenting with mine :-))

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.48 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your kind words Chula! I also like it simple, but it’s nice to try out new versions.. Maybe your daughter will like some African prints.. Cheers and enjoy sewing! ;-)

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    Jan 12, 2017, 06.20 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Beautiful pattern, isn’t it…. The maxi version has darts at the back and I borrowed them to give more shape to the “roomy” pattern. I love the print too! And I hope some day I’ll buy a serger…Enjoy it!

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s a great idea.. l didn’t recognize it.. I also like it more feminine :) Thanks Elpida!

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    Jan 12, 2017, 07.48 AMby Maria Hayek

    Kjempe ide med scuba :) Fin og kul kjole :)

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Tusen takk Maria! Dette stoffet har en grå bakside, slik at jeg kunne bruke det på begge sider.. (Stoff & Stil)

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    Jan 12, 2017, 05.17 AMby rita61

    Great Dress! Neat fabric. Enjoy your new serger :-)

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    Jan 12, 2017, 12.53 AMby Tzai

    ah, I’ve been thinking a lot about buying a serger but still have not taken the decifion. I think this is one of the prettiest pattens of this issue and your take is very cute.

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your lovely words Tzai! I’m sure you will be happy to have a serger as well :-))

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    Jan 11, 2017, 06.01 PMby Beccki

    I love this dress it is so cool with the fabric mix, and congrats on your new serger.

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Beccki! It’s just magic and it looks so nice on the wrong side :-)

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    Jan 11, 2017, 05.49 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress Ellen. I’m loving the sleeves. I have this one traced out ready to go.you look fabulous and the mix of fabrics is spot on x

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your nice compliments dear Mary! I’m looking forward to see your version :)

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