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My new love Danielle...

Added Feb 6, 2010

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






Thanks Burda for this pattern, I think it is absolutely fabulous! I love empire waists, but usually they make me look pregnant – not this one, thanks to the pleats. I think it would flatter almost any woman.
I can make a few more checks on my list of how to become a better seamstress (precision, precision!) and improve my techinique. I used one of those invisible zippers for the first time – no biggie, except that it looks visible due to the black stripe in the fabric :-) and for the first time I lined a dress completely. I thought the fabric wouldn’t be “slippery” enough if I wear the dress with nylons. I had always shied away from lining something, but oh, was that ever worth it! Other than that… not much, it’s a perfect fit without any alterations…

Material Notes

cotton, silk lining, a bit of velvet




Garment Type

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    Jul 9, 2010, 08.20 PMby shuushin

    i’m new in this and i don’t understand why we need lining? when we need it? i made just 2 skirts until now and i was thinking if they needed any lining…i didn’t know and sew them without any

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      Jul 10, 2010, 07.18 AMby ajtak7171

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with unlined skirts, especially in summer! There are several aspects that might ask for lining. In this case the material isn’t slippery and I knew that if I don’t line it, it would stick to – or worse: ride up on – my stockings. With the silk lining, it slides nicely on my legs. But you can also line things for warmth, for a different drape, to get a fuller shape, to make it less see-through, or just to get a nice-looking inside… You will figure it out in time!

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    May 1, 2010, 09.03 PMby mariposa21

    perfect :)

    very elegant!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 01.10 PMby icecjan

    it’s a nice dress! just perfect! i love it!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 08.11 PMby ajtak7171

    Whoa, thank you all so much! I had no access to a computer for a week and came home to find all your lovely compliments! I’m blushing!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 12.10 PMby daydreamer1987

    DId you just make this out of Cotton, plus the liner? As i’m attempting to make my first dress and on the pattern they’re on about using lots of different materials. Also was this a stretch or non-stretch fabric? Thanks very much for any help

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      Feb 12, 2010, 08.10 PMby ajtak7171

      Hi – sorry, wasn’t at the computer the past week… yes, it’s a “medium-weight” cotton, non-stretch, and silk lining. Hope that helps! Good luck with your own sewing!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 04.54 AMby mixedchick

    this is sooo much better than the burdastyle version! fantastic job lining up all the plaid and keeping it even! it looks great!

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    Feb 7, 2010, 10.04 PMby dewreb

    so cute!

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    Feb 7, 2010, 01.56 AMby sunintheclouds

    I love this. I am going to HAVE to add something similar to my sewing wardrobe.

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    Feb 7, 2010, 12.58 AMby marykej

    This looks fantastic, well done! It looks so cute in this fabric, and also love the velvet ribbon detail. Keep up the good work!

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    Feb 7, 2010, 12.40 AMby littlecottondresses

    One of the best Danielle I’ve seen – great job!

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    Feb 6, 2010, 09.52 PMby irmchen

    Das hier ist wieder mal typisch aytak7171! :-) Super! Mir gefällt die Kombi auch gut, also der Samt-Ausbrenner mit dem Karo! Und ich fütter auch immer ab!

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    Feb 6, 2010, 07.10 PMby jaynie16

    Absolutely fantastic! It really does put the burda pattern model to shame! You are well on your way to being a great seamstress!

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    Feb 6, 2010, 06.57 PMby lovelypolly

    oh it is really beautiful! congratulations to this wonderfol piece!

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    Feb 6, 2010, 04.08 PMby almresl

    Wonderful! I love the Danielle Pattern. It’s so pretty.

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    Feb 6, 2010, 03.52 PMby frkbustad

    It’s gorgeous! Much more prettier than BurdaStyle’s version. Now this makes me want to try out this pattern as well!!

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    Feb 6, 2010, 03.36 PMby djoule

    Looks wondeful !!! Great job, the dress fits you perfectly !

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    Feb 6, 2010, 03.14 PMby escorpio

    Looks lovely. I like the fabric and the sewing looks well done as well.

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