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Danielle the Second

Added Jan 21, 2012

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia






My second Danielle, this time in cotton jersey. I’ve not sewn patterned fabric much before and keeping my place on this was a bit difficult at times. Despite being a knitted fabric I oversewed all the edges as it dropped bits all the time. Also needed to interface the facing as there was too much rolling happening, no zipper, the stretch enables it to be pulled straight over my head. The sleeves were a nightmare, way too much of them, but got them to fit after cropping about 4cm off. Trimmed with grosgrain ribbon (I do like ribbon :) ), pretty happy with the result.

Material Notes

Stretchy, cotton jersey, fusible interfacing, elastic, thread and grosgrain ribbon.




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    Aug 9, 2012, 10.10 AMby ndimi

    Wow! I’ve been wondering if the Danielle would work in a jersey and you rock it! Fabulous.

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      Aug 9, 2012, 11.19 AMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks, next time I will modify it quite a lot, it was one of my earlier, less skilled pieces and I have a lot more confidence now. As far as using knits, this dress is so comfortable in them :)

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      Aug 9, 2012, 10.28 PMby ndimi

      I’m still at the “earlier, less-skilled” phase, so any tips you’d like to pass on would be gratefully received. ;o)

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    Jan 23, 2012, 02.40 AMby skeeler

    Very pretty!! I love the fabric too…

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    Jan 21, 2012, 05.12 PMby zumurruda


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      Jan 22, 2012, 12.05 AMby jennyrecorder

      Thankyou Zumurruda, I wore it to the cinema last night and it was so comfortable, I think this is my stansard dress pattern :)

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    Jan 21, 2012, 02.40 PMby patti-r

    You did a great job!!! It really is well fitted, neckline looks super neat!!!

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      Jan 21, 2012, 03.51 PMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks Patti, just wish I was a few inches taller, the dress looks more elegant when it’s on a longer body!

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