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Black & White Party ;)

Added Jun 13, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This is still one of my favorite pattern; #114 Burda 05/2009. I have used wrinkle poplin and black cotton with embroidery (it’s not so easy to see it on the pictures).
I have cut the skirt on bias, and therefore it feels like it is a bit stretchy. At the empire waist it’s a tunnel, so you can have a ribbon with bow decoration. The dress has rubber band around neck and at the end of the sleeves. I wasn’t sure if I should use a white or a black zipper at the back, but I think I made the right choice with the white one :)
I have posted a dress like this earlier.

Material Notes

Poplin and cotton




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Blends

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    Jun 24, 2014, 02.12 PMby Jelena Mitic

    Love this one too! And I just got an idea – how about sewing a few black buttons onto the white part and a few white ones below, on the black material? (Without the ribbon, of course). So, I guess you inspired me once again, Ellen :) Thank you for sharing :) I might make a dress like this myself, it is always a great choice for any occasion…

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      Jun 24, 2014, 09.03 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Jelena! It’s a super idea to fresh it up a little bit, so maybe I will try this.. Thank you for sharing too :-))

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    Jun 17, 2014, 04.42 PMby maggieg5

    lovely dress Ellen ..and you would never know that the zip is white :0)

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      Jun 17, 2014, 08.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you dear Maggie for your lovely words! ;-)

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    Jun 16, 2014, 02.54 AMby Natasha Sniatowsky

    WOW, I love this!! Classic beauty.

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    Jun 15, 2014, 06.44 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    You have a romantic and fragile look in this dress. I’d call it modern classics because of classic combination of colours and unusual mix of the fabrics.

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      Jun 15, 2014, 10.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You’re simply the Best!
      Love your comments Oksana! :-))

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    Jun 15, 2014, 06.23 PMby Bbtiny

    What a great dress! I like the fabric combination and the pattern is great! It looks great on you!

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    Jun 15, 2014, 04.12 PMby Zsuzso

    Very cute, simple yet elegant . Great job on the zippers. Love the pictures also.

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      Jun 15, 2014, 10.01 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear! Thanks a lot Zsuzo! :-)

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    Jun 15, 2014, 09.17 AMby byVA

    Great dress. All your work is impressive.

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      Jun 15, 2014, 01.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s very kind of you to say ;) Thank you very, very much!

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    Jun 15, 2014, 04.27 AMby rita61

    Great dress, and a nice design on you. Nice photos! Nice job on matching the back.

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      Jun 15, 2014, 06.04 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Rita for your kind words ;) You can have a look at Rosy’s comment below and see how she solved the black & white zipper..

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    Jun 14, 2014, 12.18 PMby Kasiorist

    absolutely lovely! I’d better take pointers because I have another one unfinished, just setting the sleeves left to do! Thanks for great photos!

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      Jun 14, 2014, 02.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Kasiorist! I’m looking forward to see your dress :-) Enjoy the weekend! :)

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    Jun 14, 2014, 12.14 PMby cchristie

    Love it. So casual yet effortlessly stylish at the same time.

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      Jun 14, 2014, 02.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You’re right Christie – and it’s wearable for any occasions :-)

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    Jun 14, 2014, 07.54 AMby Mary Athey

    Black and white is so classy looking Ellen and you wear this so well. The dress is lovely on you. It’s such a great shape and your photos are just gorgeous. I love this on you x

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      Jun 14, 2014, 02.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your lovely words Mary! Yeah, it is a great shape and I do love it :)

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    Jun 14, 2014, 06.44 AMby izbott

    Wow! Great summer selection. You do great work & look fantastic.

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    Jun 13, 2014, 06.14 PMby slmnstyle

    Great dress! Looks great for many occasions and is quite flattering on you!

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    • Ellen1_large

      Jun 13, 2014, 08.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Stephanie! and you’re right, it is very wearable :-)

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    Jun 13, 2014, 06.07 PMby libra-s

    This is adorable!

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    Jun 13, 2014, 02.14 PMby velvetribbon

    This is absolutely beautiful dress. I love black and white together, it looks so classic :) You look great in it and always love your pictures and backdrops. Well done, dear friend! :-)

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    • Ellen1_large

      Jun 13, 2014, 04.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot dear friend! You are so kind :-) Have a lovely weekend ☼!!

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    Jun 13, 2014, 01.36 PMby liliv-1

    It’s a very sweet pattern and I love it in black and white. Your zipper is perfect!

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      Jun 13, 2014, 04.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Liliv! You must have a look at Rosy’s link below and see how she solve this.. I’m really impressed!

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    Jun 13, 2014, 01.25 PMby mbuchanan1

    Very nice and classic looking!

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      Jun 13, 2014, 04.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Mbuchanan! ;)

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    Jun 13, 2014, 12.33 PMby kat034

    Once again a gorgeous classy dress! Congratulations!!!

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      Jun 13, 2014, 04.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet Kat – thank you very much! and thank you for favoring my projects! :-) Happy sewing! ♫

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    Jun 13, 2014, 11.26 AMby Kocotte

    absolutely lovely and you have given me an idea : to use this pattern for a red fabric

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      Jun 13, 2014, 04.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that’s nice to hear! I’m sure you will love this style! :-)

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    Jun 13, 2014, 11.20 AMby Rosy1964

    So wonderful! Love the black & white combo, so it’s always flatering … you did a perfect job! Please, look at this post (bellow) on how I solved my zippers in black and white dress.http://www.sewingadicta.com/2011/06/dress-that-decided-to-develop.html

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      Jun 13, 2014, 04.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Very impressive! Thank you for sharing this – and I Love your blog too ♥ Muy buena! ;)

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