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Natty's Low Back Danielle Dress

Added Sep 27, 2010

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






All of the member creations of the Danielle dress on BurdaStyle convinced me that I needed to give the pattern and the square neckline a chance (it’s also hard to resist a free pattern). I especially liked RagDollyy’s version with the lowered back.
For my Danielle, I lowered the back and added an inch overlap on each side for a button closure rather than a zipper. The bodice is fully lined in the same floral cotton and I added pockets to the side seams in a gray cotton. I got the floral cotton from a thrift store and there wasn’t quite enough for the skirt of the Danielle pattern, so I did a simple gathered skirt instead. The pink buttons down the back were also bought secondhand. Thrifted cotton and buttons plus a free pattern make for an inexpensive dress.

Also on my blog!

Material Notes

Floral cotton, pink buttons.




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic

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    Nov 6, 2010, 09.48 PMby ragdollyy

    Oooh wow :) Your version is loverlyyy…i like the feeling of inspiring you back after I had once been inspired by your sewing too!

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    Oct 23, 2010, 10.59 AMby fabricaddict

    This is beautiful – I’ve had a look at a few of your creations, they are all so awesome!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 02.38 AMby lizajane09

    I love the buttons up the back

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    Sep 27, 2010, 09.25 PMby charlotteauzou

    I am such a big fan of low back dresses. Love yours !

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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.25 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Oh, I love how you did the back! Fab!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 09.05 AMby iroiro

    Love the simplicity of this pretty dress :)

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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.40 AMby nettevivante

    what a beautiful dress! i really adore your fabric and the way you changed the back and added some bottoms. wonderful!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.18 AMby aibby

    I love the pockets and the buttons in the back. it looks great.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 06.55 AMby iamdaniela

    I love it! <3 This is the dress I have been looking… yayyyy!!!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 05.52 AMby sew-me-the-money

    awww and the pockets and butttons!! Gorgeous!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 05.51 AMby sew-me-the-money

    Love your version – I really don’t like the back of the original Danielle pattern and love the way you have changed it. Also like the gathering at the front instead of the harsh pleats! Nice job!

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