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Cowl Back Dress

Added Feb 2, 2016

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I fell in love with this pattern and thought it would be nice for my Digi-print jersey.
This pattern is similar to the Dress I made earlier and I knew it was a bit loose back, so therefore I decided to adjust it with 4 cm. It depends how deep you like to have the back cowl neck of course.
Instead of sewing the bias for the two layers in front I use vilene bias tape and sew them together so it will stay nice when wearing the dress. The jersey fabric included two pictures and I preferred to use the other pic for the cowl neck back and the sleeves rather the back part, and I think it is nice together with the black jersey.

Material Notes

Digi-print jersey and black jersey




Spring, Fall
Garment Type

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    Feb 7, 2016, 05.02 PMby RedBelka

    Beautiful dress! Love it!

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    Feb 5, 2016, 02.15 PMby kisses

    Like the mix of fabric….very interesting and it looks good on

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      Feb 6, 2016, 07.52 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Kisses – it’s very comfy :)

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    Feb 4, 2016, 03.03 AMby velvetribbon

    Interesting dress! Love the mix fabrics and design :)

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    Feb 4, 2016, 02.25 AMby izbott

    Oh wow, that print is gorgeous! The mix of fabric is so slick. Great photos.

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    Feb 4, 2016, 01.18 AMby Bbtiny

    What a nice dress! I love the combination!

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    Feb 3, 2016, 03.33 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I wouldn’t guess the model without checking the link and not seeng the draping on the back:-) The changing of the fabric changes the pattern amazingly. Stylish and nice:-)
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      Feb 3, 2016, 10.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your your lovely compliments Oksana!!

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    Feb 3, 2016, 12.23 PMby lomarilou

    Wowww! What a dress! I prefer your version much more than the original!! Well done!

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    • El_large

      Feb 3, 2016, 10.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oooh, thank you so much Lomarilou! :)

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    Feb 3, 2016, 01.03 AMby DanyV

    I love the dress and the fabric is lovely. The final result is very beautiful.

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    Feb 2, 2016, 10.18 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress ellen, you have used your fabric so well and achieved a unique dress. Love this xx

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      Feb 3, 2016, 07.44 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your Lovely words Mary! ;)

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    Feb 2, 2016, 07.36 PMby liliv-1

    Very pretty!

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    Feb 2, 2016, 05.05 PMby chula123

    gorgeous material. I think you did well, using the second print on the sleeves and cowl rather than the back. love it!

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    Feb 2, 2016, 03.09 PMby gtangel

    This fabric..love it..

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    Feb 2, 2016, 02.54 PMby Levone

    I love this, your fabric really makes this dress!

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    Feb 2, 2016, 02.54 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Do you believe that I had something similar in mind for this model! I would die for that fabric and the dress is gorgeous. Now I have to think of something different because well dressed ladies should not copy each other, just in case we meet somewhwere between Norway and Greece (ha ha)!

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    • El_large

      Feb 2, 2016, 04.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      he, he.. You makes me smile ;-) Don’t worry – Be Happy ♪♫ That would be great to meet some day, and I don’t think our dresses will look the same anyway :) Love your design work Elpida!

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    Feb 2, 2016, 02.45 PMby sonjazelfmaak

    Love the fabric. As usually: great sewing, great result.

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      Feb 2, 2016, 04.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s sweet of you to say ;) Thanks a lot Sonja!

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    Feb 2, 2016, 02.41 PMby lkwetter

    I think it is so pretty.

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    Feb 2, 2016, 10.01 AMby Miljana Popović

    This is great fabric Ellen! Love it!

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      Feb 2, 2016, 04.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear :)Thanks a lot Miljana!

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    Feb 2, 2016, 09.50 AMby RashaT

    Amazing combination and pattern, it is really nice together. Great job, Ellen:-)

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    • El_large

      Feb 2, 2016, 04.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your Lovely compliments Rasha! :)

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    Feb 2, 2016, 08.51 AMby floralgirl

    lovely unusual fabric-a very special dress!

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      Feb 2, 2016, 04.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Floralgirl! That’s the nice thing with making your own clothes ;-)

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    Feb 2, 2016, 08.48 AMby Maria Hayek

    Enda en kjempe fin kjole :) Fint stoff å. Den har jeg sett før ;)

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      Feb 2, 2016, 04.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Tusen takk! Ja, det fant jeg på stoffstedet som du anbefalte :-)

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    Feb 2, 2016, 08.42 AMby rita61

    This is awesome!! Great placement of the design. I love waterfalls!

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      Feb 2, 2016, 04.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      So nice to hear :) Thanks dear Rita!

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    Feb 2, 2016, 07.51 AMby camelia db

    Really beautiful Ellen!

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    Feb 2, 2016, 06.56 AMby Beccki

    Youve made and amazing dress again Ellen i love how you have used the pattern with the black and created a stunning dress, beautiful!

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    • El_large

      Feb 2, 2016, 07.00 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much Becci! It makes me happy ;-)

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