Added Aug 30, 2009
Durban, South Af...
Grey and red floral stretch dress made from the Danielle pattern with a few alterations.
The top doesn’t have any darts and I added onto it on the fold to create gathers in the centre. I removed the darts from the back and cut the back top and bottom skirt as one piece. The front skirt is just an a-line and doesn’t include the pleats that the Danielle pattern does. I added a small frill to the neckline and then sewed red velvet ribbon to cover the joining seam. I also added a bigger frill to the hem and then covered the seam with the same ribbon. I used a gathered sleeve from another pattern and sheared the sleeve hem to give it a gathered look, I also included ribbon on the sleeves. I found the felt flower brooches at a little craft shop and immediately thought of this fabric I’d had stashed away since last winter, but they could very easily be made. I think there is a How To on removing darts from patterns but due to my impatience I just folded the darts in on the paper pattern and cut the fabric from there. It’s getting warmer here but hopefully we’ll have a few more cold days so I can wear my dress!
Grey floral jersey fabric, red velvet ribbon, red and grey felt flowers
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