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Cowl neck Dress with knitted skirt

Added Jun 16, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This dress is based on a pattern from a Scandinavian sewing magazine 11/2010. To make the cowl neck bigger it’s with pleats on the shoulders. I have used micro satin, which are very soft and delicious for the upper part and knitted silver fabric for the skirt, and I think it’s nice together.
Instead of lining I have used satin band as bias around the cowl neck and shoulders.
Cecilie was wearing the dress in a wedding ♥

Material Notes

Micro satin and knitted silver fabric




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear
Knits/Jersey, Satin

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    Jul 11, 2014, 09.18 AMby Alisa Sibrova

    Ellen, I just found this dress in your projects – this is adorable! And you have combined two different fabrics so well!

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      Jul 11, 2014, 06.11 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Alisa! – and thank you for favoring this! :-)

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    Jun 25, 2014, 01.06 AMby nrobson

    lovely draping x

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    Jun 24, 2014, 07.35 PMby gtangel

    This is fab. Love the fabric choice combination.

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    Jun 20, 2014, 11.45 AMby Regan Mackenzie

    OMG why don’t we have these Scandinavian sewing magazines in Australia!

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      Jun 20, 2014, 06.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, that would be great :) I can send you some links where you can buy patterns and fabric :)

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    Jun 18, 2014, 02.36 PMby trploceanmoon

    Nice color. I love the neckline. :-) Pretty!

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    Jun 17, 2014, 04.50 PMby maggieg5

    wonderful mix of fabrics looks fantastic, and the model :0)

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    Jun 17, 2014, 08.32 AMby thewallinna

    Lovely fabric combination! This style is really timeless! And Cecilia looks shmashing in this dress.

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      Jun 17, 2014, 08.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks you very much for your nice comments Inna! – and I agree, she looks fabulous! ;)

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    Jun 16, 2014, 11.56 PMby rita61

    Wow, great dress on her ! She wears the style so nicely!

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      Jun 17, 2014, 05.55 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Rita! Yeah, it suits her very well :-)

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    Jun 16, 2014, 09.20 PMby byVA

    What a beautiful combination, lovable… And the girl is so gorgeous in it..

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      Jun 17, 2014, 05.54 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your lovely comments! :-)

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    Jun 16, 2014, 06.43 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I like such draping a lot. They are always in fashion and look winsome and womanish.

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      Jun 16, 2014, 07.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, that’s the right words! – Thanks for your lovely comments Oksana! :)

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    Jun 16, 2014, 06.41 PMby Zsuzso

    I agree with the girls above. Gorgeous all together.

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    Jun 16, 2014, 04.52 PMby ruthiesews

    Wow ! I love this idea of a dress that looks like a skirt and top. The cowl neckline is perfect for most bust sizes and a dress usually fits better and drapes much better on the body than seperates. Not to mention, I adore metallic fabric. Thanks for the super idea !

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      Jun 16, 2014, 07.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Love to hear that Ruthiesews!
      It is a great combination :-)

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    Jun 16, 2014, 04.05 PMby liliv-1

    It’s a terrific dess, I like everything about it..the pattern, the materials, the color.

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      Jun 16, 2014, 07.50 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so nice to hear ;) Thanks a lot Liliv!

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    Jun 16, 2014, 12.21 PMby Mary Athey

    It looks gorgeous, I love the two fabrics together and it’s stunning on. Did you use a zip Ellen x

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      Jun 16, 2014, 07.49 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Mary! It wasn’t necessary with a zip for this dress :)

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