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Red "knitted" dress

Added Jan 29, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I found a picture of a wonderful knitted dress on the internet that I would love to have, and since I had this knitted fabric I would like to make a similar, so I have used a self drawn pattern for this dress. I had this melange red fabric which I fell in love with. I think it’s a mixture of viscose/polyester. I have used it together with a wool blend fabric for the waist, the cuffs on the sleeves, around the neck and at the hem. I did use the raw edges fabric at the hem. I have also decorated the wool blend fabric with embroidery with silver tread to make it nicer. I’m very happy with the result ;) the last photo shows the dress I found on the internet.

Material Notes

Viscose/polyester and wool blends.




Garment Type
Blends, Wool

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    Feb 4, 2014, 09.59 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Such a beautiful and cosy-looking dress! I love your elegant touches at the hem, waist and neckline – really elevates it into something unique!

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      Feb 4, 2014, 10.42 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your lovely commets! That is the nice thing about sewing – you can play with materials and stuff :-)

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    Feb 2, 2014, 02.24 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful project, Hellen. I love the idea with silver embroidery and combination of textures makes the dress really unique. The dress looks very beautiful and exclusive.

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      Feb 2, 2014, 11.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Red is always nice and it suits many occasions – and it makes me happy to read your lovely comments – thank you very, very much!

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    Feb 1, 2014, 06.26 AMby Luz Kettle

    Ellen, what an amazing dress! It is completely you! So clever. I love your version more! Very very well done.

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      Feb 1, 2014, 06.40 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much sweet Luz! ;)

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      Feb 1, 2014, 06.43 AMby Luz Kettle

      Ellen it is truly beautiful.

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      Feb 1, 2014, 06.46 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m really happy to hear that Luz – you are very kind ;-)

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    Jan 31, 2014, 02.49 AMby izbott

    Oh.. This is an amazing job. The dress is so good. I love it! You have a good eye for textiles! Great job, it sure looks good on you.

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      Jan 31, 2014, 07.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments Izbott!

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    Jan 30, 2014, 02.33 PMby chula123

    Such lovely details ! You have certainly created a very stylish and elegant dress there, Ellen, Congratulations!!!

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      Jan 30, 2014, 05.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a Lot Chula! That’s very kind of you to say :-))

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    Jan 30, 2014, 01.04 PMby tigger0580

    it’s a beautiful dress and you reacreated it very well.

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      Jan 30, 2014, 05.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much! makes me Happy to hear :-)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 10.57 PMby milkyway

    I absolutely adore your dress… color, texture, the way it fits you just awesome, you look stunning!!

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      Jan 30, 2014, 05.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, Thank you very much for your lovely comments Milkyway ;-)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 07.58 PMby rita61

    This is a great dress Ellen! You look wonderful. It drapes on you beautifully. Nice style! Love the embroidery detailing.

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      Jan 29, 2014, 08.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m happy to hear that Rita :) Thank you very much!

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    Jan 29, 2014, 07.22 PMby poldapop

    Such a lovely dress, and it looks cozy and warm, too! I love the details you added.

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      Jan 29, 2014, 08.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much poldapop! :)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 04.01 PMby slmnstyle

    Lovely dress! I love the details that you added at the hem, the mix of materials, and the embroidery-all very special touches!

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      Jan 29, 2014, 06.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you very much for nice comments! :-)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 03.43 PMby Inga 888

    Another gorgeous dress Ellen! Great color and detail :)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 03.43 PMby liliv-1

    Wonderfull Ellen!

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    Jan 29, 2014, 03.12 PMby velvetribbon

    Very pretty and classic dress, Ellen! I love the fabric and the embroidery is so nice. You look gorgeous in it :-)

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      Jan 29, 2014, 03.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet Hana! :-)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 02.17 PMby Marusya Grace

    Very Nice! Yours looks better than the other one :)

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      Jan 29, 2014, 02.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so kind of you to say – Thank you very much Marusya! :)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 01.25 PMby kisses

    Your version looks way nicer Ellen….I cant stop saying that red really suits you. Love the embroidery details and you look fabulous

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      Jan 29, 2014, 02.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, thank you very, very much Kisses! You made my day :-))

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    Jan 29, 2014, 11.09 AMby Kocotte

    I prefer your dress than the one found on the net. it is absolutely beautiful. is is easy to make embroderies on a knitted fabric ?

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      Jan 29, 2014, 02.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so kind – it was a very expensive dress so I did prefer sewing it… I use paper underneath of the fabric and then it’s not a problem and you can rip it away afterwords :)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 09.38 AMby E.j. Seo

    It’s so feminine and looks graceful!!

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      Jan 29, 2014, 02.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear :) Thank you very much E.j. Seo! Nice to see here on BurdaStyle! :))

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    Jan 29, 2014, 07.47 AMby Mary Athey

    Ellen your dress is fabulous. You really suit red and this is such a lovely classic look on you. The fabric’s gorgeous and so are you. Great interpertatiom of the origonal xx

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      Jan 29, 2014, 02.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Your so sweet Mary! Thank you very much for your lovely comments :-)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 07.35 AMby schnui

    This dress is really beautiful Ellen and a wonderful recreation of the picture. You really are so clever and not only does it look stylish and elegant, it looks really warm. Well done!!

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      Jan 29, 2014, 07.40 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m glad to hear that Schnui – thank you very much dear sewing friend :-)

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