Thursday, August 22, 2013

Coffee Date Dress Take Two


This is my second dress that I made using the Coffee Date Dress Pattern. The current sew along at


features the pattern and when I started thinking about how I wanted to change it up a bit, I had the idea to incorporate a style from one of my daughter's dress patterns: The Scirocco Dress.

                                          Photo Source: http://figgyspatterns.com/patterns/scirocco/

I originally wanted to do the elastic waist as well, but later decided to insert an invisible zipper in mine instead. I have yet to insert the hook and eye...so ignore the small gap at the top of the zipper :) I self drafted the back of the dress by looking at my copy of the Scirocco Dress and then eyeballing it on paper. Had I been thinking ahead, I would have liked to have added the ruffles up top, but I accidentally attached a full lining prior to putting on the ruffle...that may be why you should read pattern instructions :)

I kept the look simple by using a linen type material from my stash and adding two rows of grosgrain navy blue ribbon at the hem. This was my first attempt at this pattern and I failed to notice the seam allowances were not added so, my skirt is a tad short :)


I think this a fun and flirty dress (gotta do something about my pale legs though :) I hope to be able to wear it a few more times before the weather gets cooler- Shannon

9 comments:

  1. WOW---love the back details!!!! And you had me at linen and navy---two of my absolute favorites.

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  2. This dress is so elegant. I love the back and the ribbon!

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  3. Cute!! My daughter is currently wearing her scirocco dress, I adore that back detail! looks great as an adult dress too!

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  4. I love the back of this dress! It's amazing. When I first cut out the pattern I forgot about the lack of seam allowances too. I had to unpick the bust darts to do them again!

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  5. Wow! The back detail is gorgeous. Love it!

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  6. super cute! The back is lovely and the ribbon on the bottom is perfect! I also linked up to the sew a long and am having fun looking at all the other outfits. Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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  7. It's so pretty. Love it especially the back detail and the nautical colors.

    Found you through the Dandelion Wishes Hop. Following on Bloglovin' now.

    Del @ spud-nails.blogspot.com

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  8. Well done and what a nice surprise in the back!

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  9. Woohoo! I am you`re #100 followe on Bloglovin ;D So glad I found youre blog!
    You make incredible clothes! I am looking forward to seeing more:)
    Please, do stop by my blog http://trollemors-hverdag.blogspot.no/ (stitches & Pearls) xoxo Tone

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