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Teal Danielle

Added Nov 25, 2009

by zozowahine

Brighton, United...






I tried out the Danielle pattern a couple of years back, but I made it too small. A wedding invitation and lack of something to wear made me decide to give it another whirl, but in the next size up! I lined the bodice rather than making facings. Regarding the outcome: I like the fit this time, but perhaps the style and my choice of (very cheap curtaining) fabric makes it look a little like a little girl’s bridemaid’s dress! I plan to combat this with the addition of funky fuscia tights and amazing silver shoes. Just so you know.

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Material Notes

Incredibly wide curtaining fabric. Matching lining




Garment Type

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    Feb 14, 2011, 11.25 AMby mollylaurel

    This version has one of the nicest cuts of all the projects! It looks so clean and sharp. When you say you lined the bodice, do you mean you just cut the bodice pattern pieces out of lining fabric, assembled them like the outer bodice and then sewed them together?

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    Jul 23, 2010, 07.29 AMby urfav

    beautiful and i agree with littlemissyNY you look noble and the colour looks good on your skin

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    Feb 19, 2010, 01.59 PMby littlemissny

    wow!! this one looks so noble!!! great fabric, great work!!! :D

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    Jan 30, 2010, 10.42 PMby ninette

    wow this looks really gougeous! i would love to make this dress myself but i have never made a dress before, is this to hard to make?

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      Jan 31, 2010, 12.53 AMby zozowahine

      Thanks very much! I think that this dress would be a good first attempt at dress making. To make it even easier, I would suggest making it sleeveless and binding the armholes instead. Good luck!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 09.52 PMby threadsquare

    Gorgeous! Ima have to try this pattern out – it looks very flattering on you!!! Add pics with the fuchsia tights & silver shoes :)

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      Jan 9, 2010, 11.32 AMby zozowahine

      Many thanks! Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of me at the wedding where you can see the full outfit, you’ll just have to trust me that it rocked! Good luck making the Danielle. BTW, I raised the neckline about 1.5cms as the first version I made showed the top of my bra. Happy sewing!

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    Dec 23, 2009, 03.39 PMby jse216

    I love the fit and you did a great job! It doesn’t look like a child’s dress at all. Very sophisticated and feminine.

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    Dec 17, 2009, 12.01 AMby fen

    i love how well fitted it is! you look great!

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    Nov 27, 2009, 04.45 PMby margretann

    I would very much like to upload my version of this dress – can anyone tell me how to do that?

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    Nov 27, 2009, 01.39 PMby re3ecca

    Beautiful! The fabric doesn’t look cheap at all! It looks really well made and incredibly fitted this time. You have just inspired me to give the pattern a go. I like the sound of fully lining the bodice too, I hope I do it as well as you clearly have.

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      Nov 27, 2009, 07.27 PMby zozowahine

      Many thanks Re3ecca! I forgot to say that I also raised the neckline by about 1.5cms, as the top of my bra poked out the top of my first version of the Danielle dress. Good luck!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 05.29 PMby xnickerxje

    Fab job. I love it. And I think the look is perfect for a wedding- especially with the fuchsia tights!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 04.49 PMby miniseamstress

    omg i wouldn’t no much bou this stuff only lil see but i think this dress is so gorg totally looks like you bought it from some amazin highstreet shop !!!!woooooooo go you!!!!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 07.12 AMby nessys

    Looks really lovely – and it fits you like a glove! Nice! Would love to see a pic with you in the tights etc!!!

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    Nov 25, 2009, 06.16 PMby kosmika

    WOW :) the combination you are planning is amazing :)

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    Nov 25, 2009, 04.36 PMby scheryka

    This could have been an entry in the LBD contests! Very very nice.

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    Nov 25, 2009, 04.03 PMby urbantinkerbell

    Génial ! I love it ! Great job, you can be proud of !

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    Nov 25, 2009, 02.46 PMby skwarynia

    Wow it look just perfect! PERFECT! Really ideal….

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    Nov 25, 2009, 01.40 PMby frkbustad

    This looks great on you! Well fitted and very flattering shape!

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    Nov 25, 2009, 01.16 PMby freakusbzzz

    I think the fit is fantastic.. definitely gorwn up!

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    Nov 25, 2009, 12.28 PMby manuela

    Really great!

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    Nov 25, 2009, 12.12 PMby irmchen

    Well done! The fit is quiet perfect! I like the Danielle pattern from the first moment and you interpreted it succesfull. Looks very feminin! :)

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    Nov 25, 2009, 12.09 PMby cathysews

    It looks fantastic..really well made

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    Nov 25, 2009, 11.54 AMby sewclairey

    I love it! I’m all for simple colours and shapes jazzed up with accessories. But even without them, I absolutely love the colour and the fit.

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    Nov 25, 2009, 11.19 AMby girlywhirly


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