Danielle at last!

Added Dec 14, 2010

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France

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Description

I’ve always wanted to make this Danielle dress : it’s the first pattern I got from burdastyle, and I love it. But I never found the right fabric… Until a month a go, I came across that lovely… something… (I don’t know any name of material, sorry! )

I was afraid it would look like an apron (vertical stripes…), but it doesn’t! The shape is very feminine, and the closure is a little low, but not too much : I can still wear it anywhere.

I used one stripe from the material for the belt, because I thought plain black would look too sharp. And of course I added pockets :D this is the best part of sewing dresses and skirts ^^

I used this sticky tape for the facing, and it’s fantastic ! It stays totally in place, I don’t know why I never thought of it before !

Material Notes

Invisible zipper, thing for sticky hems.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Preppy
Material
Blends

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    Jun 16, 2013, 07.02 AMby GrinetteB

    Superbe. Et le tissu est fabuleux. Bravo !! Je vais définitivement faire ma version de la Danielle, je crois que j’ai déjà le tissu en tête, et même celui de la ceinture… trop hâte !! Encore bravo.

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    May 1, 2012, 11.36 PMby kstyled

    OH WOW !!! THE COLORS ARE DIVINE !!!!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 07.54 PMby hardlyangel

    Wow, just stumbled acroos this dress! I absolutely love it! What a great fabric choice! This is one of my favourite patterns too. I made it some time ago… just never got around to post it. But it didn’t turn out so great and photogenic! :) Tumbs up for all your work!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 12.30 PMby peaches2218

    I keep coming back to this dress. I absolutely adore it. It’s my very favourite of all the Danielle’s of seen (including the two I have made myself!!! This fabric is just wonderful, and the single-stripe waistband adds just the right amount of contrast without being overpowering. You did a great job lining up the stripes on the bodice and skirt pieces too.

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      Apr 4, 2011, 01.49 PMby mixtlii

      Thank you very much :)
      For the waistband, it was a lucky chance, I didn’t plan on making that but it just happened while I was sewing… Just like sometimes you make mistakes that look fantastic in the end!

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      Apr 4, 2011, 09.38 PMby peaches2218

      That was probably the luckiest chance you could have made, in that case. None of the other stripes would have looked as polished. I love those serendipity moments, few and far between though they are.

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    Jan 21, 2011, 09.44 PMby peaches2218

    I am absolutely IN LOVE with this dress. IT IS PERFECT!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 12.55 AMby federici

    i love it!!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 06.01 PMby rokonela

    Very nice :)

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.06 PMby nishavinod2009

    wow! the dress is amazing, i had made a danielle-but sleeveless.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 02.09 PMby Sewing And Style

    congrats on featured project, missy!!!!!!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 01.44 PMby atrinka

    I have one sleeveles, now looking at yours I want another with sleeves. Beautiful and your pictures are great!

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      Dec 16, 2010, 05.41 PMby mixtlii

      Yes, I’ve noticed that almost everyone made it sleeveles,, but I thinkt the sleeves really compliment the empire waist and make the whole thing look different!
      And they’re not as difficult as they look ;)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 08.37 AMby jsanga

    omg… this is beautiful!! great job! that fabric is gorgeous too!! so perfect! hehe

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    Dec 15, 2010, 09.02 PMby sarsaparilla

    The fabric you used is fantastic, and I love the sleeves! I’ve made two Danielles now (both sleeveless), but I think I may give the sleeves a try now!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 08.44 PMby cherwinamy

    looks great!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 08.17 AMby hdk100

    Beautiful! The colors make it very special! And it also looks like your wether is great for it to wear too! :) (We’re having -6C !)

    I just don’t understand the part about the facing: what did you use for that?

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      Dec 15, 2010, 10.40 AMby mixtlii

      Thank you!
      Yes, mediterrannean weather is the best… But actually I do wear a coat outside!
      I used Hem Tape for the facing.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 06.42 AMby irmchen

    Love the colouring!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 01.32 AMby boppygreen

    Gorgeous! I love the way you worked the stripes matching top to bottom and off centering the black stripe so you are not cut in half. I am still waiting for the perfect piece of fabric for the Danielle. Oh, and adding pockets…brilliant! :)

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    Dec 15, 2010, 12.54 AMby plethora

    Love the fabric, love the dress!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 08.26 PMby angelical

    Love it! Danielle is one of my favorites, too. It seems to fit you just perfectly. :D

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    Dec 14, 2010, 07.00 PMby strawberrydestruction

    Simply adorable! Love the material’s print, you’re way right about it being perfect for the design! ;)

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    Dec 14, 2010, 06.18 PMby Sewing And Style

    looks great!!!!!!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 06.13 PMby LéonaDy

    Wow, nice job! Groovy!

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