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Dress with waist band

Added Aug 29, 2013

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This dress is based on pattern #116 Burda 02/2011. I love this fabric and decided to use this crepe chiffon. Maybe not so good choice because then I had to use lining. I’ve used dark shiny jersey for the upper part. First I made the upper part with a heavier fabric, then I had to change for this. I also decided to have waist band instead of elastic band. At the end I’m happy with the results :)

Material Notes

Crepe chiffon and elastic jersey.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey

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    Sep 4, 2013, 10.43 AMby Bbtiny

    This is on my to-do list for a while and your version made me putting it higher on the list. It’s a must-do now! It looks very nice on you and the fabric is just perfect for the model. Great, I like it a lot!

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      Sep 7, 2013, 04.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! That’s nice to hear :) It’s a little loose and enjoyable to wear ;)

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    Aug 30, 2013, 01.28 PMby kisses

    Cute dress and that fabric is the fun

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      Aug 30, 2013, 07.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! Yes, I love printed fabric ;)

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    Aug 30, 2013, 12.38 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very nice indeed, as always you match the fabrics very skillfully. And the dress is surely suit both your nice figure and your energetic nature:-)

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      Aug 30, 2013, 07.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s very nice words! Thanks a lot Oksana!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 11.19 PMby schnui

    I really like this dress Ellen. I have made this pattern just as a top and it is so comfortable but as a dress I haven’t tried, so you have inspired me to make a dress for my very fast approaching summer. I too really like your fabric and it really suits you. the blue in the fabric matches your blue eyes.

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      Aug 30, 2013, 06.45 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Schnuit – that’s nice to hear :) I have been looking at all your lovely project and you must have a very nice wardrobe :)

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      Aug 30, 2013, 06.51 AMby schnui

      I have an overflowing wardrobe because I love to sew, so much!! And I have a huge stash of fabric too, so I will never be out of something to wear. I guess your wardrobe is similar??

    • El_large

      Aug 30, 2013, 06.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s true :) and also since I’ve 4 boys and no girls my nieces have a lot of my wardrobe and I’m so happy they like the things I’m sewing :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 07.45 PMby steffania

    Very nice! I like the details of the upper part, the two pleats of the sleeves.Funny fabric. Another good job done!

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      Aug 30, 2013, 06.39 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you so much Steffania – I’m glad you like it :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 05.35 PMby rena-1

    Great job! Looks really fantastic on you!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 05.05 PMby rita61

    Nice. I like the way you take a simple design, and make it into a kewl outfit!

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    • El_large

      Aug 30, 2013, 06.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much! I do like to mix fabric and make my own style :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 04.09 PMby slmnstyle

    What a wonderful dress! I love the print fabric and the contrast upper part. It looks like a lot of fun to wear!

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      Aug 30, 2013, 06.37 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s true :) I love print fabric at well – thanx very much! :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 04.02 PMby liliv-1

    You are killing me with your fabric choices, PERFECT dress!!

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      Aug 29, 2013, 04.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, no! I do not hope so.. :)) Thanks Liliv – I’m glad you like it :o)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.52 PMby melodym

    Fantastic, perfect fabric combo and a classy+cute print to boot!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.26 PMby velvetribbon

    Very cute dress and color combinations. I also prefer waist band than elastic band. Nice work, Ellen!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.25 PMby Anjovis

    Well isn’t this dress just the coolest :) Just like Mary I also first thought the top section fabric was leather. This fabric is so much fun and I love all the different shades of blue and grey in it. Well done Ellen :)

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      Aug 29, 2013, 03.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you – that’s kind of you to say :) I think this will be my favorite for a while.. :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.16 PMby Mary Athey

    wow!!! I loooooovvve this. It’s such a gorgeous dress on you. I thought the top section was leather until i looked again. The fabrics gorgeous and i would buy this as it’s just what i love.You have created something wonderful ellen x

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    • El_large

      Aug 29, 2013, 03.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very very much! Yes, I have seen your nice fabric too, and I love your project very much :)

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