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Japanese glam Danielle

Added Feb 6, 2013

by olg

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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.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
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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