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Christmas Dress : Rouge à Paillettes !

Added Jan 14, 2012

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France






I fell in love with that dress made by apfelbluete a while ago… And then when she got featured, I saw that dress again and decided I would make the same one for Christmas!

So, there is it! Just a little different!

I used Danielle for the top, and I modified the bottom to this. I also added in-seam-in-pleats pockets, it’s the best!
And modified the sleeves, I didn’t want any of the pleats.

The glittery ribbon is leaving glitter everywhere I go, and I’m not sure it’s machine washable, but I only wore it three times : once at christmas, once at my birthday, and once at new year’s eve!

I had the biggest problems with the zipper: first, the invisible one wasn’t strong enough for all that fabric, then I used 2 others that were cheap and on sale, they both broke! Finally I put hooks and eyes and hoped the last zipper would hold just one night. (And it did!)


Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Nov 20, 2012, 09.29 PMby lavawater


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    Jan 24, 2012, 04.15 AMby sewmelove

    You look stunning!!! One of my zippers broke while I was at a party and wearing the garment!!! I am still traumitised from that incident, and now I carry saftey pins with me, just incase. I only started sewing last year, so I am still getting used to wearing my handmade clothes. I love your dress, the red looks gorgeous.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.02 PMby stefilu

    It’s gorgeous!!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 01.28 PMby Ruth Meiland

    Beautiful dres!!! well done!!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 08.45 AMby dobrotalivia

    Wonderful dress. But I think this is not Danielle, is model 105 from Burda Magazine 10/2007. Apfelbluete inspired me too.

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    Jan 16, 2012, 03.05 AMby mollykatherine

    Stunning!! x

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    Jan 15, 2012, 11.50 PMby flowergirl22

    so nice,, in red,,, great colur fits you well

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    Jan 15, 2012, 06.43 PMby mlichtenwalner

    This is so festive and beautiful! You should be very proud of this!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 06.31 PMby tigger0580

    Your dress is beautiful.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 04.42 PMby G-A-

    Love the shape of the dress. It fits you perfectly.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 03.23 PMby Jodi Wade

    Ahhh gorgeous!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 01.48 PMby Jeyco


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    Jan 15, 2012, 11.29 AMby apfelbluete

    I am very happy and I feel honored that my creation has inspired you. You made a beautiful dress.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 10.04 AMby blueartisan

    Every girl should have a red dress that vibrant!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 09.40 AMby tirrs


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    Jan 15, 2012, 08.30 AMby libra-s


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    Jan 15, 2012, 07.40 AMby eddalind


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    Jan 15, 2012, 06.52 AMby leahfranqui

    Stunning! Super lovely, and what a brilliant color!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 01.49 AMby schnui

    You look great in your beautiful red dress and I like the adjustments you have made to this pattern. Well done.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 12.50 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Looks like a fairytale dress, lovely!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 09.42 PMby pauline alice

    Ta robe est superbe! Très élégante et dans l’esprit des fêtes. Bravo!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 09.07 PMby CationDesigns

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the glitter trim.

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    Jan 14, 2012, 07.58 PMby janene

    Such a beautiful dress, beautiful colours and such a beautiful shape. My favourite Danielle to date! :-)

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    Jan 14, 2012, 07.32 PMby Kasiorist

    that’s fabulous work, I love the colour

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    Jan 14, 2012, 07.14 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    Wow such a stunning dress. The colour really suits you!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 07.10 PMby lienepien

    Looks beautiful!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 07.06 PMby pamchar

    Wow! Vraiment belle ta robe, si j’étais à ta place, je la laverais à la main pour qu’elle reste magnifique.

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    Jan 14, 2012, 06.55 PMby Lucypie

    luscious, gorgeous and scrumptious

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