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The Elizabeth Bennet Gown

Added Feb 2, 2012

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia






I used Burdastyles Danielle # 9306 for the base and made a few alterations, such as lengthening the skirt and widening it too, so I could add a few pleats to the front and back panels.

I also added extra width to the bust, So that I could add some darling little pin tucks to the front.

The fabric started it’s life as 3 large curtain panels that I found a Vinnie’s (a Thrift Store) about a year back for a mere $5. They were perfect for my bedroom, but for some reason they never got hung and now, well, I suppose its a little late for that! It appears to be a synthetic Shantung? Its quite stiff, and a little scratchy so I lined it in white cotton, the same cotton the curtains were backed with originally (Thrifty, Thrifty!).

Read about my Austen Adventure at Molly-Made

Material Notes

Synthetic Shantung?




Garment Type

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    Mar 17, 2012, 02.15 AMby mnr

    I want this dress. It is gorgeous…

    Austen. <3

    I need to visit the thrift store for some $5 sheets now.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 02.15 AMby mnr

    I want this dress. It is gorgeous…

    Austen. <3

    I need to visit the thrift store for some $5 sheets now.

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    Feb 19, 2012, 04.41 PMby katastrophenbarbie

    This IS so much Lizza-Style. Thinking of a ballnight :) Love your interpretation!

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    Feb 6, 2012, 05.17 PMby missjackieo

    Great styling for the photos, brings it to life !

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    Feb 2, 2012, 07.51 PMby G-A-

    fits you beautifully!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 04.11 PMby pampula

    I love this, your dress is fantastic! the dress and its color suits you so well:)

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    Feb 2, 2012, 02.22 PMby laurii

    oh, this is too beautiful! :) x

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    Feb 2, 2012, 02.05 PMby Petitemess

    Beautiful! Love the colour

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    Feb 2, 2012, 09.58 AMby Nickiejc

    That is a lovely dress….I thought of E.B when I did a sleeveless one but named it after Mr Darcy!!! I saw a modcloth dress which is really like a short Danielle (Don’t mansion it) and had a go at copying it using the same pattern but for some reason it came out ENORMOUS! Seeing your long version makes me want to try again. It looks beautiful on you. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 09.33 AMby sewingfan1

    Ohh, it’s gorgeous. I wants one! and it’s a perfect coincidence you posting it as I wanted to start making the Danielle dress tonight with some crushed velvet I’ve got and couldn’t remember which magazine/where the pattern was available from so you saved me some major searching time!! :-)

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    Feb 2, 2012, 07.33 AMby JuliaBobbin

    No you didn’t! Be still my beating heart! I love the dress, love the theme, love the book. You look prettier than Miss Bennett her self. You’d be allowed at Pemberley in that dress for sure.

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    Feb 2, 2012, 06.50 AMby CationDesigns

    That is a brilliant idea (and dress!). I would never have thought of tweaking the Danielle that way. runs off to find suitably Austen-tatious fabric

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    Feb 2, 2012, 06.01 AMby mandrych

    You were made for that dress, perfect!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 06.00 AMby jennyrecorder

    I’ve oftern thought the Danielle could be tweaked in this way. This dress is o cute and you look so prim and proper!!! Lovely ;)

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