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Elsa #1 (pattern size 36)

Added May 10, 2010

by elegant-impr...

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This is our ‘Elsa #1! I am immi. and I made a version in size 42/44. Elsa was made out of some wonderful fabric which I put aside during many years (about 20 years!). You may recognize that I am an old woman today! ;-) Ha, ha – nevertheless I felt a bit like Marily M. during the photoshoot.
My daughter took the photos as always. We made a trip to ’Bremerhaven’ which is a seaport not far away from us.

Material Notes

cool- wool




Garment Type
Cotton, Wool

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    Jan 3, 2015, 03.52 AMby Jessica Newhouse

    For the sleeves, which side is the front and which is the back?

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    Aug 26, 2011, 09.48 PMby Rosy1964

    Oh, yeah …. Immi! I am totally in love with this dress! You think “escaped” of another decade, but not call “old” , please …. you are wonderful …. retro!

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      Aug 30, 2011, 12.07 PMby elegant-impressions

      Hi Rosi,
      thank you so much!
      O.k. – I will never say I am old: promised! :-))

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    Jun 3, 2011, 03.52 PMby mskelly

    Sorry no I did not notice the 42 thanks! Ill work with this :D

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    Jun 2, 2011, 07.19 PMby mskelly

    Lovely dress I would like to give this a go. I noticed that you mention you will be adding a size 42 in 2 weeks why stop there? What about the more curvier girls we need up to a 44 or even 46 please if not it’s cool I’ll just grade the what ever larger size you add.

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      Jun 3, 2011, 05.23 AMby elegant-impressions

      Didn’t you see this ?
      I wish there would be a software which would be more handy to digitalize patterns than the existing programms. So that we could add much more sizes having less time and effort.

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    Mar 13, 2011, 02.57 AMby nhumaitruong

    hello : ) you look absolutely lovely!

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    Mar 1, 2011, 06.13 PMby josian

    My first thought as I saw the pictures was: hey, is that Bremerhaven? That’s a beautiful dress, I think I will make one for myself.

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    Jun 9, 2010, 12.00 PMby ajtak7171

    Immi, das ist wunderschön!!! Zum Glück habe ich das gefunden (über “Best of May”), ihr habt mich ausgetrickst mit dem gemeinsamen Account :-). Habe Euch jetzt auch “befreundet”, so dass ich nichts mehr verpasse….

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    May 15, 2010, 06.02 PMby jacky3317

    What new things can I say that has not been said before. I think it very classy and I can’t wait for the larger size pattern. Oh! and by the way ‘old lady’ I don’t think so. Thanks

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    May 13, 2010, 03.54 PMby calendar

    You are definitely leaving an elegant impression – you look great! Thanks very much for posting the pattern!!!!

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    May 13, 2010, 11.36 AMby strickmeise

    Thank you for that wonderful dress-pattern! I love that dress a lot and I’d like to sew an “Elsa” too. It’s nice how your dress changes it’s colors by different light. Your photos are great! congratulations for the medals you got for inlineskating, didn’t you?

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      May 13, 2010, 12.07 PMby elegant-impressions

      Ha, ha… yes I participated in inline marthons in my previous life before I restarted sewing.
      Thanks for your multiple compliments! :-))

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    May 13, 2010, 07.59 AMby wishofhappiness

    lovely fabric with a very elegant touch! suits you well!

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    May 12, 2010, 08.57 AMby steffiedestef

    very very elegant!!! thank you so much for sharing this! I could not add anything more to the comments above! :) great dress, great colour!!!

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    May 12, 2010, 03.06 AMby littlecottondresses

    BIG THANK YOU for the pattern. It is very elegant indeed and you look great it in.

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    May 12, 2010, 01.27 AMby nessys

    You are not an old lady – you are gorgeous! And I love this dress, the style, the colour the whole thing Darl! Wunderbar!!! You are very kind & sweet to make this pattern available for us all. xxxx

    PS I love the name of this dress. It is my favourite girl’s name and the name of a dear friend.
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      May 12, 2010, 09.54 AMby elegant-impressions

      Thanks NessyS!
      Elsa is the name of a neighbour farmers woman I knew since I was a child. She was a farmer’s wife and she died recently at the age of 91.
      All my projects receives a typical old german name.

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    May 11, 2010, 09.59 PMby lilybart

    What a beautiful dress! And you’re not old at all. Spectacular!

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    May 11, 2010, 08.02 PMby easilyamewsed

    This is awesome! I really hope you do a 42 as neither daughter or I are in the 36 range. :) Great presentation of the pattern too. Thank you for sharing.

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      May 12, 2010, 03.52 AMby elegant-impressions

      Thanks EasilyAmewsed! The 42 pattern-pdf is in progress, should be published within 2 weeks.

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    May 11, 2010, 02.05 PMby nehmah

    Wonderful. I am a size or three larger, but am learning how-to size up. I have about 4 m of navy silk that is from the early 1980’s (I also hoard fabrics) that has been waiting for the perfect pattern. Every Spring and Fall, out it comes, gets cleaned and refolded, put away until ….. You understand, I’m sure. LOL Cordially, Nehmah

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      May 12, 2010, 10.00 AMby elegant-impressions

      WOW: 4m navy silk from the eighties you cared for since 30 years! This is true love! :-)
      2 m of my cool-wool are left over… perhaps I should make a vintage jacket?

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    May 11, 2010, 01.01 PMby bussey

    So feminine, and not too frilly…and it is blue (I adore blue!). Just downloaded the pattern for my next sewing life…(sigh!). Bravo!

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    May 11, 2010, 12.22 PMby carottesauvage

    Great dress thanks for posting the pattern!

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    May 11, 2010, 08.58 AMby anajan

    Nice dress! And I love your drawing.

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      May 11, 2010, 09.09 AMby elegant-impressions

      Thank you AnaJan! To tell the truth: apfelbluete is our graphic artist. ;) She made the drawing!

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      May 11, 2010, 09.14 AMby anajan

      I really love how the two of you are working together. I guess you’re a perfect match – both very creative, sharing your ideas and working together on their realization. I am curious – did you two meet in person after all?

      P.S. You’re not an old woman! I think you’re looking great!

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      May 11, 2010, 09.25 AMby elegant-impressions

      No, we never met us in person. We are only in e-mail contact. You can imagine: up to 50 e-mails a day!. :-))

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    May 11, 2010, 08.12 AMby judeb

    great dress love the waist detail and the neckline.

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    May 11, 2010, 07.12 AMby emilie6709

    Lovely dress and great colour! It fits you perfectly.

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