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Marfy Dress with Lightning!

Added Aug 17, 2016

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I have waited for the right moment trying out this Marfy pattern. It’s from the catalogue 2014/15. It has a nice square neck and to pop it up I’ve used the technique with peter ribbon. Black linen is great sewing with, and it makes it special with the back length a bit longer than in front as well. I wasn’t sure to put on the short sleeves, and I think it was nice without as well, but then I can use it even if the weather is a bit colder :)

More pics on Ellen’s Sewing Passion

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Rock

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    Sep 5, 2016, 03.29 AMby RedBelka

    Fabulous dress! Love it!

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    Aug 24, 2016, 02.41 AMby sewing fanatic

    the neckline, hem, and ribboning is pretty as a picture on you darl! xX

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      Aug 24, 2016, 08.24 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      You makes me smile :-) Thanks Sweety!

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    Aug 22, 2016, 07.31 PMby Levone

    I love this, great looking dress!

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      Aug 22, 2016, 08.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      So nice to hear :) Thanks a lot Levone!

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    Aug 22, 2016, 09.00 AMby nayyesa


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    Aug 22, 2016, 07.39 AMby Réka Vanyolai

    What a creative dress! It looks so cool and striking, you are super-talented! This dress looks like one from the Runaway :)

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      Aug 22, 2016, 08.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You makes me smile :-) Thanks for your kind words dear Reka!

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    Aug 21, 2016, 09.28 PMby vinia789

    This is amazing, I love the ribbon …the technique is so cool.

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    Aug 21, 2016, 03.59 PMby Irina Schwab

    Dear Ellen, no stone un- turned, no pattern untried. I think it is the right time for you to open your own creation workshop!!!!

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      Aug 22, 2016, 08.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      he, he ;-) You makes me smile.. Thanks for your kind words. you never know what’s next…

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    Aug 20, 2016, 09.33 AMby Daniela Ivanova

    Very good idea and perfect realization again, Ellen ! You look fantastic with this dress ! I am sure , that every one will look after you , when you where it , because it is stylish and impressed ! You are very creative !

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      Aug 21, 2016, 06.44 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet ;) Thanks for your very kind compliments!

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    Aug 20, 2016, 02.09 AMby alice9163

    This looks awesome Ellen. Love the different lengthed hem and ribbon detail.

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    Aug 18, 2016, 10.36 PMby izbott

    Ellen, this dress is super funk!

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    Aug 18, 2016, 07.30 PMby Maria Loupa

    Wow Ellen it fits you great, I like the style of the dress with the uneven hem and it’s getting more unique with the ribbon. It is really my style.

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      Aug 19, 2016, 06.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It makes me happy to hear ;-) Thanks Maria!

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    Aug 18, 2016, 01.12 PMby kisses

    Nice dress…like the ribbon design it makes the dress pop

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    Aug 18, 2016, 01.10 PMby SurMesure

    Really nice dress, I’ve been tempted by this Marfy pattern since it’s out – I’m glad to see it made! And the added ribbon is just so unique!

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      Aug 19, 2016, 06.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear :) I’m sure you will love Mary patterns. Thanks SurMesure!

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    Aug 18, 2016, 08.19 AMby velvetribbon

    Lovely dress! Love the additional style with ribbon. Well done

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      Aug 19, 2016, 06.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet Hana! ;)

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    Aug 18, 2016, 04.11 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    This is striking! The black dress is certainly elegant by itself but, without the lightning it would be a little bit “boring” for my taste. I’ve tried this technique twice for my black-and-white and my black-and-yellow dress but it didn’t came out as expected. I’ll give it a third chance…

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      Aug 18, 2016, 05.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Elpida! You are an artist, and every thing you make are so unique! :)

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    Aug 18, 2016, 01.58 AMby rita61

    Great dress on you, I like it with the sleeves. Nice job on the ribbon!

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      Aug 18, 2016, 05.47 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Rita! I’m happy with the sleeves :)

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    Aug 17, 2016, 10.36 PMby Tzai

    it suits you very well Helen, also the ribbon is a nice twist!

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    Aug 17, 2016, 09.37 PMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! The dress looks fabulous with the ribbon. I’m so glad you used The burda tutorial. the phobos are lovely as well. x

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    Aug 17, 2016, 06.39 PMby Maria Hayek

    Elsker lynet :D Flott kjole!

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      Aug 18, 2016, 05.45 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Så kjekt å høre :) Tusen takk Maria!

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    Aug 17, 2016, 06.05 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Great idea with the ribbon and I like the combo of black and purple so much (at least it is purple on my computer:-)) Original and special dress indeed:-)

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    Aug 17, 2016, 05.29 PMby Beccki

    I Love this technique and you have done an amazing job this is a fab dress, was it difficult to apply? the pattern is really cool to great work!

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      Aug 18, 2016, 05.44 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Beccki! It’s easy to pin the ribbon and then sew it along :)

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    Aug 17, 2016, 05.21 PMby TeenyUK

    That’s fantastic, Ellen. You’re a mighty talent!

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