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Danielle with a difference

Added Aug 30, 2009

by fabricaddict

Durban, South Af...






Grey and red floral stretch dress made from the Danielle pattern with a few alterations.

The top doesn’t have any darts and I added onto it on the fold to create gathers in the centre. I removed the darts from the back and cut the back top and bottom skirt as one piece. The front skirt is just an a-line and doesn’t include the pleats that the Danielle pattern does. I added a small frill to the neckline and then sewed red velvet ribbon to cover the joining seam. I also added a bigger frill to the hem and then covered the seam with the same ribbon. I used a gathered sleeve from another pattern and sheared the sleeve hem to give it a gathered look, I also included ribbon on the sleeves. I found the felt flower brooches at a little craft shop and immediately thought of this fabric I’d had stashed away since last winter, but they could very easily be made. I think there is a How To on removing darts from patterns but due to my impatience I just folded the darts in on the paper pattern and cut the fabric from there. It’s getting warmer here but hopefully we’ll have a few more cold days so I can wear my dress!

Material Notes

Grey floral jersey fabric, red velvet ribbon, red and grey felt flowers




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic

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    Apr 1, 2010, 08.30 AMby Elena Perletti

    hi! the dress is fantastic!!!! …i’d want to make a strech version of the danielle too! had you use the zipper or, because of the stretchy fabric, had you eliminate it??? thanks a lot!!

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      Apr 2, 2010, 06.24 AMby fabricaddict

      Hi There! I didn’t have to use a zipper as the fabric was stretchy :-) Good luck with the danielle!

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      Apr 2, 2010, 06.41 AMby Elena Perletti

      thx so much!…ok..i’m gonna try!

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    Dec 29, 2009, 08.17 PMby demosthenes

    love your version of the danielle. Nice embellishments with the felt flowers too!

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    Dec 28, 2009, 08.34 PMby hodgepodgefarm

    wow, your version makes me want to try this pattern! very nice work with all of your custom details and adjustments….

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    Oct 29, 2009, 04.19 AMby nessys

    This is really lovely – and I am really impressed with your alterations your detailing.

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    Oct 2, 2009, 02.27 AMby fannyuyes

    Este vestido esta muiy lindo, yo tambien estaba pensando en cerrar un poco el cuello. Gracias por la idea. Well done!!!

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    Sep 6, 2009, 08.01 PMby susisonne

    Your dress looks beautiful, great alterations!

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    Aug 31, 2009, 12.36 PMby bekaem

    Looks great! Nice ‘line’ of the dress now, also with the smaller sleeves, works really well.

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    Aug 31, 2009, 11.29 AMby sallyleigh


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    Aug 31, 2009, 08.34 AMby lybu

    I love your version. It looks great on you

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    Aug 30, 2009, 07.43 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    This dress is so cute! I like it more than the ‘original’ burda pattern. Beautiful details:))

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    Aug 30, 2009, 01.32 PMby buzzybee

    This turned out so nice! Well done!

    Is the red ribbon stretchy? Did you omit the strip under the bust? It looks like the skirt is directly sewn to the top.

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