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New Years Eve Maxi Dress

Added Jan 1, 2016

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway

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Description

I found this nice pattern in an old Burda Special from 1994 and thought it would be nice for a new years eve dress. Since the sheer fabric had polka dots I could easily use them to cover the buttons for the back part and the sleeves. I have used satin bias around the neck and for the edge of the triangle in front. Since I have used stretch chenille it’s very comfy to wear :)

Material Notes

Light chenille jersey and organza sheer fabric.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Knits/Jersey, Organza

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    Jan 11, 2016, 08.21 AMby floralgirl

    Super effort- really like the contrast bits-i’m pretty sure I have this magazine too

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      Jan 11, 2016, 04.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      isn’t that fun? I love the old magazine and can look in them over and over… Thanks my friend!

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    Jan 8, 2016, 09.49 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very artistic… You look like an actress after the best premier in her life… happy and deserving applauds. I like the polka dots’ shine, great accent and idea with the buttons.

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      Jan 9, 2016, 08.24 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      he, he… ;-) Thanks for your lovely words my friend!

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    Jan 8, 2016, 07.30 PMby gtangel

    Great Job Ellen! Happy NEw year! Off to a great start :)

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      Jan 9, 2016, 08.23 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Gtangel! Wishing you HNY too!! :)

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    Jan 6, 2016, 04.32 AMby hello Itsme

    gorgeous dress! i love maxi’s hon X

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    Jan 5, 2016, 08.40 PMby Kimmycat

    What a surprising dress looks great and lovely detail that’s a keeper Julie

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    Jan 4, 2016, 04.45 PMby kisses

    Stunning dress Ellen….like the polka sheer fabric, it makes the dress stand out

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      Jan 4, 2016, 05.03 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so sweet of you to say – Thanks Kisses! :)

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    Jan 3, 2016, 07.01 AMby Zsuzso

    Stunning dress ! Happy New Year !

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      Jan 3, 2016, 07.58 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Zsuzsa! Wishing you all the best for 2016! ;-)

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      Jan 3, 2016, 03.54 PMby Zsuzso

      Same to you, Ellen ! Looking forward for your gorgeous creations.

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    Jan 2, 2016, 11.20 PMby Tzai

    Ththis dress is stunning with all these beautiful design detail, your fabric choice as always is just perfect!

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      Jan 3, 2016, 07.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so kind, thank you very much Tzai! :)

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    Jan 2, 2016, 05.15 PMby Irina Schwab

    Happy New Year to you, too! What a gorgeous gown! Everything suits you: colour, fabric, shape. Good choice!

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      Jan 3, 2016, 07.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for such lovely words Irina! ;-)

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    Jan 2, 2016, 03.28 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    My first favourite of the year!

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    Jan 2, 2016, 11.32 AMby sonjazelfmaak

    Lovely dress. The colorful details make the dress unique en stylish.

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    Jan 2, 2016, 11.29 AMby Beccki

    Great dress, I love the polka dot material it’s so original and the details with the buttons are beautiful.

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      Jan 3, 2016, 07.55 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Like to hear that – Thanks a lot Beccki! :)

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    Jan 2, 2016, 04.57 AMby rita61

    Beautiful! The buttons and loops are awesome, such a perfect touch. You look great in this dress!!!

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      Jan 2, 2016, 07.27 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      It makes me happy to hear ;) Thanks a lot dear Rita!

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    Jan 2, 2016, 01.43 AMby cur-jargon

    Really creative, Ellen! those buttons are fabulous!!! Hope you had a wonderful New Year’s celebration. Happy 2016!

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      Jan 2, 2016, 07.27 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Curry! yeah, we had a lovely eve! Wishing you all the best for 2016 my friend! ;-)

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    Jan 2, 2016, 12.19 AMby liliv-1

    Wow, this is beautiful. How nice to use old burda patterns:)

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      Jan 2, 2016, 07.25 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Liliv! There are a lot of treasures in old Burda’s :-)

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    Jan 1, 2016, 08.43 PMby SueMH

    Lovely dress Ellen.

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    Jan 1, 2016, 04.45 PMby chula123

    Looking through old magazines can really pay off sometimes, like in this case. very elegant and festive dress! the buttons in the back are adorable! All the best for the new year Ellen!

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      yeah, I love looking at my old magazines.. thanks for your lovely words Chula and wishing you a Happy new year! ;-)

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    Jan 1, 2016, 04.00 PMby RedBelka

    Fabulous dress! Happy New Year!

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Olga – and Happy new year to you too! ;-)

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    Jan 1, 2016, 03.44 PMby lomarilou

    Wonderful dress Ellen! I also love your new haircut! Happy New Year!!

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your lovely words Lomarilou and Happy new sewing year ;-)

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    Jan 1, 2016, 12.39 PMby RashaT

    The combination is amazing and you look gorgeous, Ellen! Wish you and your family Happy New Year♥

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.50 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It makes me happy to hear ;) Thanks a lot Rasha and Happy new year to you and your family too!

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    Jan 1, 2016, 11.55 AMby alice9163

    Outstanding workmanship. Looks so unique. Happy new year!

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.48 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Alice! – and Happy new year to you as well! ;-)

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    Jan 1, 2016, 11.07 AMby janene

    Wow! The detailing is gorgeous. Well done on the rouleau loops too. It’s so worth looking back on the old issues. There are some absolute gems to be had! Happy New Year, lovely x

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Janene, and that’s for sure :) Happy new sewing year!! ;-)

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    Jan 1, 2016, 10.54 AMby camelia db

    Happy new year Ellen! Great dress! The back is so nice!

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Happy new year Camelia and thank you very much for your nice compliments! :)

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    Jan 1, 2016, 10.40 AMby Mary Athey

    Happy new year Ellen. You look fabulous. I love this dress. The back buttons are lovely. Another triumph xx

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Happy new year Mary! – and thanks for your lovely compliments! ;-)

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    Jan 1, 2016, 10.27 AMby Luz Kettle

    Lovely and festive! Great pattern that suits you beautifully

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for such Lovely compliments dear Luz!

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    Jan 1, 2016, 09.29 AMby Maria Hayek

    Stilig og festlig :) Og du ser pen i den (som vanlig :) ). Godt Nytt År Ellen :)

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      Jan 1, 2016, 05.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Å, tusen takk min venn! – og Godt nytt og spennende sy-år til deg ;-)

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