Japanese glam Danielle

Added Feb 6, 2013

by olg

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Description

My dear friend Ritsuko gave me this fabric in Japan that I intended to use for a waistcoat. Instead I wanted to make a dress and decided to use one of the first free BurdaStyle patterns and give it my own twist. I changed the neckline completely to make it a bit more glamorous and shortened the sleeves to make them more cute. I did not have enough fabric for the length, so I flipped over the lining to the front to create a huge hem. Also instead of facing I used a little bit of organza. Also due to fabric shortage. Since I had to buy one meter I used the rest to make a large matching shawl. The pictures of the result were taken on a trip to Marrakech by my friend Maartje.

Material Notes

The japanese letters fabric is 100% cotton. Organza = polyester and the lining is 100% viscose. I used the wrong side of the lining fabric since the right side was too shiny to match with the cotton.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic
Material
Cotton, Organza

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    Mar 16, 2013, 02.47 AMby Capriceong

    I’m sorry but I accidentally hit the inappropriate button, thinking it was the reply button. Now I can’t undo. Very sorry abt that. Thanks for yr advise, I’ll try another fabric then :)

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    Mar 15, 2013, 10.30 AMby Capriceong

    Great job! I’m about to attempt my first Danielle. Would a cotton voile work on this pattern?

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      Mar 15, 2013, 10.36 AMby olg

      Well.. That means you will have to line it. Also the upper part is pretty tight so the voile might rip, I would try a regular cotton first and than see for yourself :)

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    Feb 6, 2013, 10.09 PMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous dress and.fabric.x

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    Feb 6, 2013, 07.11 PMby SENEBO

    the dress looks great on you and I like the changes you made to the dress, fab fabric

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      Feb 6, 2013, 07.27 PMby olg

      Thanks, I loved the fabric too the minute I saw it and it is a swell memory from a great trip to Nagoya.

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/japanese-glam-danielle?image=309678