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Pleated Jersey Dress

Added Mar 27, 2019

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I have to tell that this is my project no. 500 at BurdaStyle!!! :-)
This kind of pattern makes me curious, so I had to give it a try! I found this colorful jersey ♥ in my stash and thought it would be great for this pattern. I like challenges, but my issue where in Spanish, so I had to study somehow to find out how to make the dress properly… The pleats makes the dress very special,
and I’m very happy with the outcome!

more pics here

Material Notes

Lycra Jersey




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    May 4, 2019, 01.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I didn’t like the dress in the magazine at all… But you gave it the chance :-) Looks very nice and suits you very well.

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      May 7, 2019, 09.11 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks! I have already made a top as well and I’m really happy with it ;-)

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    Apr 22, 2019, 12.48 PMby tozen

    Looks georgious :-). I made my second one yesterday, and found out what I’d done wrong in the first one ;-). I for sure am happy with mine (No. 2, that is).

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    • El_large

      Apr 27, 2019, 12.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Tozen! It was a bit tricky, but I’m glad to here that you’re happy with your no. 2! :-) I’ve made a top too.

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    Apr 8, 2019, 08.58 PMby Evmorales

    Can’t wait to make mine. Wondering how 2 different fabrics will look. I also see these patterns and I want to make them more for curiosity….can I make that? How they do that?! Hehe

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    • El_large

      Apr 10, 2019, 07.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      he-he, yeah of course you can ;-)) I have already made a top too, but now I see, it would look much better with a plain color, so maybe I have to make a third one…! :-)

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    Apr 7, 2019, 12.50 AMby Zsuzso

    Beautiful dress, Ellen. Congrats ! Looking forward for the next 500 .

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    Apr 4, 2019, 08.02 PMby Mayke27

    Beautiful Ellen!

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    Apr 2, 2019, 09.15 AMby Skrillex

    Congrats for this 500th Burda project! You are a true inspiration :)  

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    • El_large

      Apr 7, 2019, 07.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Skrillex! ♥

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    Apr 2, 2019, 08.56 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress ellen and what lovely fabric you used. Big congrats on 500 projects as well,i love seeing what youve made x

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    Apr 1, 2019, 12.55 AMby Irina Schwab

    The ink on issue 3 has not dried yet… and there’s the dress ready!!! Gorgeous!

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    • El_large

      Apr 1, 2019, 08.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      he-he, you makes me smile ;-)) Thanks Irina!

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    Mar 31, 2019, 05.47 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    It’s beautiful Ellen! I’m looking for an interesting fabric to make it too…

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    • El_large

      Apr 1, 2019, 08.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Elpida! yeah, you will love this pattern :)

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    Mar 31, 2019, 04.38 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Wow!! 500 projects that’s awesome!! And this colour really suits you.

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    Mar 30, 2019, 01.10 PMby missjackieo

    Oh this is so cool , I made a dress for my mum with a viscose with the exact same print as this , interesting to see it in a different dress . Its a nice silhouette on you ,

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    • El_large

      Apr 1, 2019, 08.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Wow, that’s amazing! I love this kind of print ;-)

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    Mar 29, 2019, 11.26 AMby Frenchy-C

    Hello Ellen,

    Beautiful dress as always, fits you so well.

    Congrats on the accomplishment, WOW! 500… can’t even fathom what that looks like. ;-) Happy sewing xx


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    • El_large

      Mar 30, 2019, 08.10 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Frenchy! he-he :-)) Happy sewing my friend!

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    Mar 28, 2019, 11.53 AMby SurMesure

    Congrats for this 500th Burda project! You’really an amazing sewist and a real inspiration! Really tempted by this dress, such a nice flattering shape…

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    • El_large

      Mar 28, 2019, 02.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks SurMesure! I’m sure you will love this pattern too! and you’re right, it has a good fit :-)

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    Mar 28, 2019, 11.28 AMby Lorraine G

    Hi Ellen, I love this blue dress. So fresh. And let me congratulate you for your 500 projects. I must say you are an inspiration and I always look forward to seeing your new project. :). I am new in Burdastyle but it brought back my passion to see all these beautiful projects. A lot of people are sewing across the world! Congrats again!

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    • El_large

      Mar 28, 2019, 02.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Lorraine! Oh, I’m glad to hear that your passion for sewing is back! I’m looking forward to see your projects too ;-) keep on sewing – It’s a great passion!

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