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Orange holiday dress

Added Oct 24, 2013

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I still have a lot of holiday-projects I wanna share. I’m not a super-woman (even if I like to think so), therefore I have to say that some of the projects are made a while ago, but I hope you like it anyway ;)

This dress is based on pattern #135 from Burda 05/2003, and this is one of my favorites. I have used a combination of “Lille Martine” checkered fabric and lightweight cotton. To make the dress more fun I made on a flounce at the back part and also a little band for decoration at the waist ;)

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    Oct 28, 2013, 08.02 PMby Kocotte

    your dress is very nice, I have this old Burda because I don’t like to throw away my old magazines. I love sewing as well and I always find the time for it. Now I need to spend time making photos in order to publish

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      Oct 28, 2013, 09.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear :) I would love to see more of your lovely projects and are looking forward to it :-)

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    Oct 26, 2013, 03.54 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    I love how the different fabrics come together to make such a cohesive whole. You have such a good eye for fabrics! The back pleat is such a neat idea, and looks so cute!

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      Oct 26, 2013, 07.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for such nice comments! :) and thank you for favoriting my project :-)

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    Oct 26, 2013, 03.39 AMby freakusbzzz

    Thanks heaps. I look at your clothes and thing your style is very similar to mine. I am at uni, have two businesses and two kids so this year I’ve had no time to sew. 3 more weeks left of uni then on a huge sewing spree.

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      Oct 26, 2013, 08.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m impressed how you can manage everything – so you have to be proud of your self :)
      It’s always nice to have something to look forward too ;) My boys(4) are older than yours so it’s eayer when they are growing up, and then you can have more time on your own…hopefully :)

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    Oct 25, 2013, 12.32 PMby kisses

    Beautiful dress and I like the mixing of the fabrics

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      Oct 25, 2013, 07.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Kisses – love to hear that :)

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    Oct 25, 2013, 10.22 AMby caireen

    Ellen, this is gorgeous! I love the colour blocking you did, mixing the different hues of orange together. It looks amazing!

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      Oct 25, 2013, 11.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Konstanze! I been looking at your wonderful blog, and I have to say that I’m really impressed – you can do a little of everything! :-) Like your studio projects as well :)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 10.31 PMby schnui

    This dress is so pretty and when I see you sew such lovely things from Burda, pre 2007, I so wish I hadn’t given away all my Burda magazines from 1980 to 2006. I love the frill detail at the back of your dress.

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      Oct 25, 2013, 08.13 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s pity to hear.. I like very much looking in old magazines, and as you know, the style comes back, maybe in a little new version. My sister bought me a Burda from 1970s and it fun to have a look in it :)
      Thank you very much for kind comments :)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 08.14 PMby liliv-1

    Dress envy!!! I love it!

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      Oct 25, 2013, 08.06 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Liliv! :)

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      Oct 25, 2013, 09.08 AMby liliv-1

      I’m so glad to read that you made this fabric mixing due to your limited quantity. I just love these great creative projects!

    • Ellen1_large

      Oct 25, 2013, 09.23 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Liliv! It could also be the opposite way that I buy to much fabric, then I’m using rest of the fabric for sewing children clothes :-)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 08.05 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Your interpretation is absolutely great, Ellen! I’m never tired to be surprised with you playing with fabrics and textures to create new things! Just Bravo:-)

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      Oct 25, 2013, 07.59 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you Oksana – it’s very nice to hear :) The playing with fabric is mostly the consequence of not having enought fabric for a whole dress, but of couse also because I want the garment to be a lillte special :)

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      Oct 26, 2013, 07.52 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Or it’s a well-known situation – being short of fabric makes us very creative and sometimes even more than we expect we are:-)

    • Ellen1_large

      Oct 26, 2013, 08.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s true, but could also be fun like you say :-) I do have a lot of small quantity of different fabric so maybe some day I will make something special…

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    Oct 24, 2013, 06.07 PMby Mary Athey

    I love the colour on you ellen. Both fabrics are great to.gether and the flounce is just fabulous. X

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      Oct 25, 2013, 07.55 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much sweet Mary! :)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 04.53 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Lovely dress! I also like the way you have adapted it,well thought out :))

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      Oct 24, 2013, 05.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you so much! it just turned out like this ;-)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 04.01 PMby rita61

    Nice! I like the way you match different tones of the same colour hue together.

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      Oct 24, 2013, 04.59 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Rita! – that’s the fun part with sewing ;)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 02.56 PMby velvetribbon

    Very cute dress! I love the back detail and the color is one of my favorite :)

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      Oct 24, 2013, 03.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Hana! I can imagine you are beautiful in that color ;)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 02.45 PMby nrobson

    lovely! x

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    Oct 24, 2013, 10.46 AMby Bbtiny

    This is a very beautiful dress – the pattern is just so nice and I wish I’d have this 2003 magazine in my shelf… I also like the fabric you choose and as everything you sew, it fits to perfection!

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      Oct 24, 2013, 02.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you sweet Bbtiny – I appreciate your nice comments very much!

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    Oct 24, 2013, 10.42 AMby freakusbzzz

    Where do you find the time to do all this sewing! Very jealous.

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      Oct 24, 2013, 02.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Since I love sewing I always find time.. ;)

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      Oct 25, 2013, 08.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I had a tour in your studio and – Wow! How much wonderful projects you’ve made! Especially the dress for your birthday I liked very much :-)

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