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It's Elementary

Added Dec 28, 2009

by nettie

{Planet} Brookly...






I wore this on my movie date to see Sherlock Holmes.
Which was awesome in case you were wondering.

I think It’s Elementary is also fitting, as I look a little like a school girl in this ;o)

I planned to put the zip at the side, where any mistakes would be less noticeable. I ended up omitting it entirely, since this denim has some stretch. It takes a little maneuvering to get into but it’s not too bad. I stitched my pleats down about 1.5 inches. I think it looks a little more streamlined that way.

I also managed to forget that little middle band in my haste to see if my darts lined up on both pieces. I think I like it better this way, though.

My bust darts could use some work, but with the right (padded ;D) bra, it might be alright.

Material Notes

stretch denim



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy

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    Sep 17, 2010, 08.06 AMby junespoon

    i agree with a previous comment….i had totally written off Danielle thinking it was frumpy but, now having seen your version….i’ll be making one! I love the neat tailored “school” look.


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    Mar 11, 2010, 07.55 PMby 0mega

    Super cute, I might have to try this one.

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    Feb 6, 2010, 07.14 PMby jaynie16


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    Jan 3, 2010, 05.22 PMby kitzler

    This is great! I thought the Danielle had too much of a baby-doll look and I wasn’t interested in it but your version is fabulously cool, with a preppy Oxford feel and it made me see the dress in a whole new light!

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      Jan 6, 2010, 11.59 PMby nettie

      That is quite the compliment! Thanks so much ;o)

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    Jan 2, 2010, 05.02 PMby nettie

    Thanks!! I am really proud of the finishing of this dress, though, I would do those darts over if I could.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 02.13 PMby ink

    So cleanly sewn! Looks smart! I love the lines.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.49 PMby buzzybee

    I was finding the bust darts difficult too, when I made my Danielle. But I will definitely try your version without the middle band. I think that is cute, although the band makes the dress more fitted and probably more streamlined. Mine is out of linen and I would never be able to get into it without the zip though! I guess I made mine quite small too.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 12.25 AMby heartspromise

    LOL. So cute.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 10.11 PMby Laura Jane

    how did u make that its soooo amaziiinnnng!!!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 04.34 PMby ddmeeks

    The dress is very cute.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 12.13 AMby monibug

    Very Cute and girly…..You have inspired me I’m going to make some dresses…and actually post them ;)

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    Dec 28, 2009, 11.52 PMby nettie

    Thanks so much everyone!! It was super comfy too and I felt cute wearing it ;o) Which is great for date nights, lol

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    Dec 28, 2009, 10.12 PMby marshmallow-puff-princess

    One word: cute, cute, cute! ( you have to put up with it 3 times tho) well done.

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    Dec 28, 2009, 08.19 PMby rhiannonhorsley

    this is beautiful! i hope it impressed your date!

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    Dec 28, 2009, 07.23 PMby lelie

    I like it, very nice!

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    Dec 28, 2009, 09.29 AMby elaine-bin

    The dress has turned out well, very nice.

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