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My Danielle dress

When I saw the Burda Danielle dress on Felicie a Paris’s blog I knew I HAD to make my own. Such a great looking pattern and best of all it is FREE! What else can you ask for?

I also saw other versions of this dress on blogs like Les envies de Mag and By Maggot, and especially Patchi Patchi which is run by the great Deer and Doe patterns creator. After seeing so many amazing results I was definitely convinced!

This dress was a pleasure to make. All the instructions were very clear and even the mutton sleeves were easy to put together. If you decide you want one too, do make sure you transfer the sewing lines for the sleeves onto your fabric as otherwise it can get confusing. I made elbow-length sleeves like Mathilde (from Felicie a Paris) so I could wear the dress in the fall. Instead of using the original pattern for the bottom of the sleeves, I just turned them over and inserted elastic.

My dress is made of a soft cotton voile I bought a couple of years ago when I was on holidays on the French Riviera. The dark Liberty-like print was hard to photograph well but the top picture is pretty close to what it actually looks like in real life. I lined the bodice with black cotton poplin and the skirt with Bemberg lining.

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When I finished the bodice I found the cut a little low for my work environment (yes, I managed to make another dress to wear to work!) so I decided to add lace edging to the neck line. To make the design consistent, I accessorized the hem with black lace edging as well, even though it’s not exactly the same.

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Have you fallen under Danielle’s spell too? If you have, share your pictures!

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