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Gleeful Danielle

Added Apr 29, 2010

by Geeky Seamst...

County Durham, O...

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NB: this is the first garment I have made from a pattern, I tried to use tacking stitches (in red) to help me follow the pattern but I abandoned that idea halfway through constuction in favour of chalk, there are a few tacking stiches visible there and I’ll pull them out before I wear this again :-)
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the flower is not attached, I will be adding a seperate technique about how it was constructed, I intended to upt it on my head somewhere…. it’ll get there…
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This is a pretty failthful following of the danielle pattern with the following alterations:
– zip was moved to side seam instead of the back, making for uninterrupted back pattern, and also user friendly undressing :-) I hate back zips on dresses.
– hemline raised- mainly because this is a wool (ish) dress and if it was the correct length I might die of heat exhaustion!

weaknesses? UNLINED WOOL! don’t do it ladies! first of all it is ichy a little… also it’s HOT in there lol… and its now turning into summer in the UK so Danielle may have to go in the wardrobe til winter :-/

I was inspired by the plaids/tartans in glee :-) and also simalar patterns and motifs that are prevelant in Japanese anime (esp Love Hina which I re-watched recently)

Material Notes

it says wool but when I ironed it it melted (?) so i dont know if hey’re making sheeps out of plastic now…

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Preppy, Punk, Rock
Material
Wool

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    Jan 27, 2012, 02.31 AMby ArtNinja14

    Oh my goodness, SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL, i love love love this style, very well done

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    May 1, 2010, 05.39 AMby pambox

    fantastic! i love the use of bright colours for a winter dress rather than the normal grey and dour looks.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 09.19 PMby wackyblonde

    I love the plaid and your flower is the perfect accent. Plastic sheep, funny. ;)

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