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Red-Black Sheath Dress

Added Jul 20, 2016

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway

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Description

When I see patterns with many sections I always wanna try something special, and this time it turned out to be a red-black “chess” dress. I have used heavyweight jersey and it was perfect for the mission :)

Material Notes

heavyweight jersey

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Rock
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Aug 11, 2016, 04.38 AMby sewing fanatic

    that is some stunning effective patterning and color blocking my friend ;) x

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      Aug 11, 2016, 02.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your lovely words my friend! :)

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    Aug 6, 2016, 03.23 AMby diane2015miss

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    Aug 3, 2016, 03.38 PMby trploceanmoon

    Very Cool! Love the color blocking! :-)

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    Jul 28, 2016, 07.55 PMby Zsuzso

    Gorgeous ! Super job Ellen !

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    Jul 28, 2016, 03.13 PMby velvetribbon

    Stunning dress! I really love how you play with the fabrics :) Nice work! So happy found your blog, hope to see many more pretty garments to come :)

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      Jul 28, 2016, 07.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your lovely comments Hana! yeah, I’m excited about the blog too! :)

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    Jul 26, 2016, 11.44 PMby liliv-1

    Very special dress Ellen! Red and black is one of my favorite matches!

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      Jul 27, 2016, 03.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Love to hear that :) Thanks a lot dear Liliv!

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    Jul 24, 2016, 05.28 PMby izbott

    Oh I am loving this dress! You hit it out of the ball park m friend:-) I totally would wear this.

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      Jul 25, 2016, 03.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      he, he, you makes me smile ;-) Thanks a lot my friend!

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    Jul 24, 2016, 06.22 AMby annyulla

    Le rouge et le noir ;-) Very beautiful dress.

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    Jul 23, 2016, 01.30 PMby Maria Loupa

    It’s a very beautiful dress Ellen and it looks great on you. The colour blocking is perfect it;s like an original 60’ dress coming out of a fashion week!

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      Jul 25, 2016, 03.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear :) Thanks a lot Maria!

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    Jul 23, 2016, 01.22 PMby RedBelka

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Jul 22, 2016, 06.08 PMby rita61

    Amazing dress! You did wonderful construction, especially using jersey, and color blocking on this. Looks great on you.

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      Jul 23, 2016, 06.05 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much my friend!! :)

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    Jul 22, 2016, 07.18 AMby sonjazelfmaak

    It looks great. Beautiful color combination. It suits and fits you well.

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      Jul 23, 2016, 06.04 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your lovely compliments Sonja! :)

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    Jul 21, 2016, 06.59 PMby TeenyUK

    Perfect seam matching, there. Gosh, you’re clever! But where do you keep all these clothes??!

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      Jul 22, 2016, 06.15 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Teeny! Luckily I have a big family… ;-)

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      Jul 24, 2016, 07.43 PMby TeenyUK

      And there was me thinking you must have an aircraft hangar somewhere! :0

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    Jul 21, 2016, 02.12 PMby Réka Vanyolai

    Lovely! And amazing color-matching! You should teach or blog or something :) you’d be tons of students!

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      Jul 22, 2016, 06.13 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      You makes me smile ;-) thanks for your lovely words Reka! maybe in the future, you never know…

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    Jul 21, 2016, 11.20 AMby Frenchy-C

    You have a gift for using different colours, fabrics or texture. Looks amazing.

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    Jul 20, 2016, 09.52 PMby cchristie

    Ellen, what a great idea to colour block this dress! It is a great style, with lots of versatility, as you have shown. Many thanks.

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      Jul 21, 2016, 07.24 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your lovely words Christie! :)

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    Jul 20, 2016, 07.40 PMby SueMH

    “Check mate” Ellen. This one is definately a winner for me too. Love it, well done with all your cutting out single opposite pieces.

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      Jul 21, 2016, 07.24 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      he, he :-) Thanks for your nice comments Sue! :)

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    Jul 20, 2016, 06.33 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    This is brilliant Ellen. Looks fabulous on you!

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      Jul 21, 2016, 07.23 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your lovely words Lindsay! :)

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    Jul 20, 2016, 06.11 PMby Beccki

    You colour block amazingly, fantastic dress Ellen.

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    Jul 20, 2016, 05.49 PMby gtangel

    OOh nice..love the look :)

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    Jul 20, 2016, 04.41 PMby kisses

    Fab dress Ellen…..love this and you look great in it

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    Jul 20, 2016, 02.55 PMby MegH

    SOO amazing! :)

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    Jul 20, 2016, 12.53 PMby SurMesure

    This is such a beautiful and unique dress! And the use of jersey fabric is such a great idea as the fit of this dress is wonderful on you. Another great color combo too ;-)

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      Jul 21, 2016, 07.22 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your lovely compliments SurMesure!

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    Jul 20, 2016, 12.47 PMby ellie-sew

    As l love all your special colour-blocking dresses, I must say that this one is really amazing! Great work – so perfect in style and workmanship!

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      Jul 21, 2016, 07.21 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Ellie! it makes me happy to hear ;)

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    Jul 20, 2016, 12.39 PMby Daniela Ivanova

    Very nice , Ellen ! So creative idea ! It looks very difficult for my skills , but probably later I will try to make this dress to. It seems very stylish on you ! Congratulations !

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      Jul 21, 2016, 07.20 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for such lovely words Daniela! I’m sure you can make this too :)

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    Jul 20, 2016, 10.21 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    So you are a chess queen now:-) But it reminds me the idea of the Dame of Pique image:-)) As always you are full of unusual and brave ideas and can embody them very well!

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      Jul 21, 2016, 07.19 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      he, he ;-) Thanks a lot dear Oksana!

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    Jul 20, 2016, 09.52 AMby SassyT

    Fab dress!

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    Jul 20, 2016, 08.21 AMby alice9163

    Nice chess dress! Very daring and successful project!

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    Jul 20, 2016, 07.50 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Hi Ellen, I’m at work now and I have the page minimized on my desktop, just for a quick glance when I’m too stressed…But I can’t wait to go home to comment on this one…I’m too excited!!! I do have it in my list, I wish I had made it this way…. It’s absoloutely gorgeous! I would add a red little devil at the black part of the hemline HA HA HA!

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      Jul 20, 2016, 08.36 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      ha,ha ;-)) Great idea.. You make me smile! Thanks my friend! Looking forward to see your version :)

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    Jul 20, 2016, 06.47 AMby Mary Athey

    This has a lovely 60’s look to it Ellen and it’s lovely on you. The dress is gorgeous . I love the way you used this pattern and it just shows the many ways we can interpret a pattern x

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      Jul 20, 2016, 06.51 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Mary! yeah, that’s the fun with sewing ;-)

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