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Sleeveless Danielle in African Print

Added Sep 6, 2011

by ndimi

Kerrville, Texas...






My last project with my old machine. This fabric had no drape, so the dress seemed to hang oddly, although it may have softened after a few washes and wears. However, I was really pleased with the finish of the garment, the entire bodice and facing has been done enclosed, so that there are no loose edges. I loved that!

Despite the funny fabric, I liked this pattern and will definitely give this dress another go.

Apologies for the “distant” photos, Himself took them for me as I was in a hurry and didn’t want to take the time to set up the auto feature.

Material Notes

African cotton, very stiff




Garment Type

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  • Daicrinne_leaves_large

    Aug 14, 2012, 08.19 PMby daicrinne

    Great print on your Danielle! It looks like it fits you just fine. The construction of this dress is a little fiddly for jersey fabric in my opinion. I would suggest omitting the zipper and either interfacing the under-bust-band or perhaps even backing (or enclosing it) with an elastic strip of the correct width? It would provide support and could hold up the weight of the skirt. I’d love to see how it turns out if you make it!

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      Aug 15, 2012, 02.27 AMby ndimi

      Thank you. My inspiration came from jennyrecorder’s knit dress, although I’d been wondering if it was possible before I saw hers. I’m keen to try it, and will post if I manage something decent. :)

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    Aug 9, 2012, 11.33 PMby jennyrecorder

    You don’t need pointers, the fit of Danielle is perfect on you!

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      Aug 10, 2012, 12.21 AMby ndimi

      Ah, but pointers on how to make it in knit (my nemesis) would be fantastic. Thus far, knit and I have yet to make friends!

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    Sep 9, 2011, 09.26 PMby ccsinspirations

    Another lovely dress you’ve made! One day I might actually make this, I’ve had the pattern printed out for a few years now! LOL

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      Sep 12, 2011, 09.03 PMby ndimi

      You should! This is actually a fun dress to make and I can see a bunch of ways to make it that would make it new and different every time. It’s also one of those “universally flattering” styles, for which I’m really grateful.

      I’m looking forward to seeing YOUR version. :)

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    Sep 7, 2011, 06.11 PMby flowergirl22

    really nice,, the blue is comming out well,,

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      Sep 12, 2011, 09.01 PMby ndimi


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    Sep 7, 2011, 12.03 AMby sigrid

    I love the way you used African fabrics used for this dress.

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      Sep 7, 2011, 02.35 AMby ndimi

      Thanks. Actually, it was another fabric with the print going sideways (selvedge to selvedge), so that may have been a contributing factor to the drape. However, I really thought the pattern looked better vertical.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 08.48 AMby alphay


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      Sep 7, 2011, 02.33 AMby ndimi

      Thanks! :)

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