Sunday, September 26, 2010

September 26, part 2!

I have a bit of a fashion phobia when it comes to square necklines. This means I usually avoid them because I think they look silly on me (I'm not sure where this came from, although I do remember one dress from middle school with a square neckline. That was an awkward time so maybe there's a voice in the back of my head yelling at me to stay away). Well I finally faced my fear and made this dress!

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.

Square neckline fashion phobia faced! Does anyone else have any fashion phobias that they want to work on?


  1. what a nice dress, Tasha– and perfect timing for the weather. I'm so impressed, as usual!

  2. I like the buttons. You make me want to give that pattern a try.

  3. I love your version! I made one with an old sheet and is sooo comfy. Now I'm sewing one with a noni iro fabric.