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Ellen is a lucky girl!

Added Sep 6, 2010

by frkbustad

Bergen, Norway






I made a slip of the tongue, and promised Ellen I’d sew another dress for her. That was maybe half a year ago, and suddenly the wedding she was going to attend came really close… So I convinced her that the dress she already has is a very good fit on her, but this time we’d make a longer and wider skirt . So in two weeks (having it really busy at the lab as well) I finished this dress for her.

I did two fittings, and since she’s quite short, I shortened the front pieces with 4cm. By doing so, I kept the curve from the halterneck to the curves around the arms were very flattering. By having more than enough fabrics and having bought serrated shears, cutting the polyester micro satin and the acetate lining was a lot easier than expected.

Material Notes

Polyester micro satin
Acetate lining




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear


Neue Mode, S23127

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    Sep 7, 2010, 08.16 AMby helluvaguy

    Lovely dress and the color suits your friend perfectly. I really admire everyone who dares to work with satin.

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      Sep 8, 2010, 08.59 AMby frkbustad

      Call it naivety… I have to say that the serrated shears did all the difference, and also working with smaller pieces of cloth. I parted the fabric into smaller pieces before cutting the pattern pieces, and judged the seam allowance by the eye when I cut. I would like to make a dress similar to this to myself (just without the halterneck), because the sense of the two fabrics just felt amazing. If you think of working with satin like this, DO invest in serrated shears! It’s really helpful!!!

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    Sep 7, 2010, 07.19 AMby irmchen

    Perfect dressf for your lovely friend! Bravo! :-) Using a fiting pattern once again is always clever and worthwile, because you can bring it to perfection in this way.

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    Sep 6, 2010, 06.52 PMby carolinam

    the colour looks very good on her, good choise! And so lovely of you to make dresses for her.

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