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.

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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 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


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

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

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

  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!

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

  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.

  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 @

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

  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 (stitches & Pearls) xoxo Tone


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