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Vintage Sweatshirt Dress

Added Feb 11, 2016

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I’ve had this pattern for a while and all of a sudden I decided I wanna make this dress! I choose sweatshirt fabric to make a comfy and wearable dress. Since the fabric was soft I had to hand-stitch the upper layer on the inside to connect it to the skirt so it should stay in place, but I can tell it is comfy ;)

Material Notes

Sweatshirt fabric




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Apr 10, 2016, 02.52 PMby RedBelka

    Beautiful and elegant!

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    Mar 1, 2016, 10.51 AMby kelerabeus

    Ellen you’re such a prolific seamstress – you update your studio so fast, half of your projects seems to escape from me! I love this dress, it really does look comfy! I always wanted to make this pattern but I was never sure about it, I’m afraid it might be too serious style wise for me. But I love the bodice so much, I may try to mix it with alf circle skirt. It was so smart of you to make it in sweatshirt, makes it more casual and wearable.

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      Mar 1, 2016, 10.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Kelerabeus! I agree, it’s a lady like pattern, but I think even to make the dress shorter would be nice ;) I think you should try it with half a circle skirt, and I’m sure it will look nice on you! ;-)

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    Feb 27, 2016, 03.33 AMby nrobson

    what a lovely dress Ellen! love this style very much =D x

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    Feb 22, 2016, 07.18 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very classy – I agree with the other girls. Strict pure image is successfully paired with red accessories. You look very different :-))

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    • El_large

      Feb 22, 2016, 07.49 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Oksana! yeah, I’m a lady with this dress :-)

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    Feb 18, 2016, 02.12 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Looks smart and suitable for every occasion! It was in pink in the magazine I think…

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    Feb 16, 2016, 10.55 PMby thewallinna

    Another marvel coming out straight from your sewing machine! I love the colour and the style. Who does not want to look elegant, yet comfortable in a garment?

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    • El_large

      Feb 17, 2016, 07.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      ha, ha ;-) Thanks Inna, and yeah, you are right :)

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    Feb 16, 2016, 03.57 PMby kisses

    Great dress Ellen and it looks good on you. Like how you accessorize it

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      Feb 16, 2016, 09.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much Kisses! You are such a stylish Lady!

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    Feb 16, 2016, 08.28 AMby Miljana Popović

    Looks great on you Ellen!

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    Feb 15, 2016, 08.07 PMby Angie H

    Who knew sweatshirt material could be so chic! Really nice.

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    Feb 14, 2016, 08.56 PMby krdavik

    Denne kjolen er kjempefin på deg :-) Har lenge sett på dette mønsteret selv og vurdert deg :-)

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    • El_large

      Feb 16, 2016, 07.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Så kjekt å høre :) Tror nok du kommer til å like det :-)

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    Feb 14, 2016, 03.05 AMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful dress Ellen. This one has been in to do pile for a while. You choose really lovely fabric and the grey is great with the red x

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    • El_large

      Feb 14, 2016, 07.19 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your lovely words Mary. It is a very nice pattern :)

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    Feb 13, 2016, 01.47 PMby RashaT

    Amazing dress, Ellen. I like this color too.

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      Feb 14, 2016, 07.18 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Rasha, that’s nice to hear ;-)

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    Feb 13, 2016, 06.02 AMby izbott

    I love it!

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    Feb 12, 2016, 12.58 PMby SurMesure

    Lovely dress! Looks really comfy! I’m curious; have you made it the same length as the pattern?

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      Feb 13, 2016, 07.20 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much SurMesure! yeah, it’s the same length as in the pattern.

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    Feb 12, 2016, 08.50 AMby chula123

    love this fabric for that pattern, looks stylish but also comfy And the necklace and shoes give it a nice pop of colour! Where has all the snow gone??

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    • El_large

      Feb 13, 2016, 07.19 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your kind comments Chula. All snow is gone since it was raining so much last weekend..

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    Feb 12, 2016, 07.19 AMby Maria Hayek

    Den er kjempe fin! Minner meg på bestemor…på en god måte, hun var en stilig dame :) Men du gjorde den moderne og aktuell, kler deg veldig godt!

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.42 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      he,he.. ;-) ja, det stemmer nok med mønsteret :) Tusen takk Maria!

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    Feb 12, 2016, 07.16 AMby cathysews

    Looks fantastic

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    Feb 12, 2016, 06.32 AMby sonjazelfmaak

    This looks great. Nice color and the black button works extremely well.

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.40 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your kind compliments Sonja! :)

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    Feb 12, 2016, 05.11 AMby alice9163

    Looks real sophisticated

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.39 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that’s nice to hear :) Thanks Alice!

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    Feb 12, 2016, 04.56 AMby rita61

    Oh, that looks so comfortable!!!! Neat styling. No snow????

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.39 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot dear Rita! Nothing left…

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    Feb 12, 2016, 02.48 AMby velvetribbon

    Love this vintage dress, the front detail is so lovely. You look so pretty in this dress dear Ellen and yes, I can see that the dress is comfy :)

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    • El_large

      Feb 12, 2016, 08.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so sweet of you to say ;) Thank you very much dear Hana!

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    Feb 12, 2016, 01.40 AMby Bbtiny

    you look great in that dress! Perfect fabric for this pattern!

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.37 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Brigitte! :)

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    Feb 11, 2016, 10.02 PMby liliv-1

    I’m a big fan of this pattern and the dress looks great on you! I LOVE your haircut!

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.37 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      So nice! Thank you very much Liliv! ;-)

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    Feb 11, 2016, 09.33 PMby Paola Setolier

    This is so beautiful! I think I will add this pattern to my to-do list :)

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.36 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear ;) Thanks Paola!

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    Feb 11, 2016, 08.54 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    What an interesting pattern! Really original and stylish! Oh, those shoes….

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    Feb 11, 2016, 08.35 PMby martinK

    lovely dress and it suits you perfect. And with this amazing neckless and the red shoes it is totally up to date! congrats!!

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    • El_large

      Feb 12, 2016, 08.04 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      oh, you are so sweet ;) Thank you very much Martin!

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    Feb 11, 2016, 08.27 PMby floralgirl

    what a great idea, so 50s and classy-yet not restrictive like 50s wiggle style can be

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.03 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      yeah, it’s a great style! Thanks Floralgirl ;)

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    Feb 11, 2016, 06.52 PMby SueMH

    Great dress Ellen. Looks very comfy and very easy to wear.

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    Feb 11, 2016, 06.46 PMby cchristie

    Great result. I do so like this retro style

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Christie! I miss seeing your great projects..

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    Feb 11, 2016, 06.45 PMby Beccki

    Very classy, it doesn’t look like sweatshirt fabric at all, I love it.

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      Feb 12, 2016, 08.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear ;) Thanks Beccki!

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