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"Puzzle" Dress

Added Feb 7, 2017

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This is another technique I had to try by Shingo Sato. It was a lot of work sewing all these pieces together, but it was worth the effort! As you can see there are no side- or shoulder seams for the top.
I started with sewing the upper part of BurdaStyle pattern #107 05/2016 and draw the pattern lines on the top. I had to sew all the corners very carefully to get the best result. I choose to use the skirt as the pattern shows.I like this pattern a lot and have made a blue/black Dress and also a geometrically Dress earlier.

More pics on Ellen’s Sewing Passion

Material Notes

Linen and satin for the lining.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Linen, Satin

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    Feb 28, 2017, 01.19 PMby Kasiorist

    Lovely dress, Ellen It looks fantastic on you

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      Mar 1, 2017, 08.03 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m so happy how it turned out :) Thanks a lot Kasiorist!!

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    Feb 26, 2017, 08.24 PMby celinesompayrac

    Amazing, it’s a great job, Details are staggering

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    Feb 22, 2017, 01.12 AMby gtangel

    Love love this.. You look fabulous as usual. A late happy new year :)

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    Feb 21, 2017, 03.13 AMby sewing fanatic

    the stunning pattern on this dress looks totally cool! very effective optics happening =D xx

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    Feb 18, 2017, 08.13 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    You’ve got rich fantasy and great patience.. nothing to say about your love to experiments. I am always impressed with your geometrical works. They are made so neat and with taste.

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      Feb 19, 2017, 10.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet Oksana :) Thanks a lot for such lovely words!

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    Feb 16, 2017, 02.47 PMby kisses

    Cute dress Ellen….like the technique and black and white combination

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    Feb 13, 2017, 05.13 AMby rita61

    This is so awesome! And such a great fit.

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    Feb 12, 2017, 03.22 AMby alice9163

    This is really a masterpiece Ellen. I keep on picturing this dress in my mind for past few days!! It’s worth all the effort. Looks like some designer dress it does !

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      Feb 12, 2017, 05.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You makes me smile Alice ;-) Thanks a lot for your sweet comments!

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    Feb 11, 2017, 08.14 AMby TeenyUK

    I don’t know how you did it, but you did it, Ellen!!! Wow! I’m loving the hairdo too! :)

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      Feb 12, 2017, 05.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for your lovely compliments!

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    Feb 11, 2017, 02.47 AMby cur-jargon

    as usual ellen – AWESOME!

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    Feb 9, 2017, 09.35 PMby Tzai

    wow, that’s a special dress Ellen, all the work you put into it shows as the result is a gorgeus and perfectly made dress!

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      Feb 10, 2017, 06.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much for your lovely words Tzai! :)

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    Feb 9, 2017, 08.50 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Very impressive! I love your recent experimentations!

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      Feb 10, 2017, 06.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your kind comments Elpida!!

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    Feb 9, 2017, 04.39 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Wow absolutely amazing job Ellen!! Are you doing his course too?? This is a fabulous example of what he does though. I absolutely love it!

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      Feb 9, 2017, 05.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Lindsay! I got three of his books for X-mas, so I have a lot of techniques to try out… :-)

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      Feb 9, 2017, 06.23 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Well your results are absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to see more that you do. This is unbelievably good. Have you posted it to the TR page?? You should!

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      Feb 10, 2017, 06.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It makes me Happy to hear Lindsay ;-)
      I’m not allow to post it to TR page..

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      Feb 11, 2017, 11.32 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      There a quite a few TR groups and this one is for anyone to post to that has used TR ideas. It is public so you’d be able to post if you joined :) https://web.facebook.com/groups/280922922005074/

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    Feb 9, 2017, 08.49 AMby martinK

    great dress and perfectly executed.

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    Feb 9, 2017, 06.36 AMby ronnielee

    Great job Ellen. Fantastic sewing as usual. I have the book also, but still haven’t had a chance to try out Shingo Sato incredible designs.. He is a master, would love to sit in on one of his classes..

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      Feb 9, 2017, 05.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      yeah, I agree! I would love that too, but still I have a lot of techniques to try out :-) Thanks a lot for such lovely compliments dear Ronnie!

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    Feb 8, 2017, 10.18 PMby melthorley

    Thats amazing Ellen! x

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      Feb 9, 2017, 05.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Melthorley! :)

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    Feb 8, 2017, 07.28 PMby Beccki

    You did it again Ellen and created another wonderful color block dress, I must say this one is amazing

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      Feb 9, 2017, 05.28 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so kind :-) Thanks a lot Beccki!

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    Feb 8, 2017, 01.20 PMby SurMesure

    Great dress! And all these pieces and corners(!) to sew, oh my! Impressive!

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    Feb 8, 2017, 10.25 AMby JohannaRF

    That is just so impressive! Love it <3

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    Feb 8, 2017, 02.50 AMby EdieWalicki

    Stunning!!! This is a total work of art Ellen and your fine attention to detail really shows with this piece.

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      Feb 8, 2017, 05.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It makes me Happy to hear :-) Thanks a lot for such lovely words Edie!

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    Feb 7, 2017, 10.44 PMby izbott

    This is lovely work Ellen!

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    Feb 7, 2017, 10.40 PMby Maria Hayek

    Kjempe artig og kreativ! Imponerende arbeid med detaljene! Jeg liker den godt :)

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      Feb 8, 2017, 05.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Så kjekt å høre :) Tusen takk Maria!!

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    Feb 7, 2017, 09.37 PMby Chiomzie Chifrost

    one can never go wrong with black and white. it looks absolutely stunning.

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      Feb 8, 2017, 05.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      yeah, you’re right. Thanks a lot Chiomzie!

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    Feb 7, 2017, 03.43 PMby Mary Athey

    Wow Ellen. Such a lot of pieces but it was well worth the effort as the dress is fabulous on you. Love the black and white.very classy x

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      Feb 8, 2017, 05.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for such lovely words Mary! :)

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