Added Jun 29, 2009
You asked for it, and here it is! The Coffee Date Dress pattern now comes in standard BurdaStyle sizes 34-42, based on JJ’s fantastic bodice sloper. It has a simple silhouette with a ruffle detail and just enough swing in the A-line skirt to make it dainty and feminine. It’s quick and simple to make and very versatile- try it in a neutral with a cardigan for work, in navy silk for dinner out, in a fun print with a big belt for weekends, or in black or fuschia satin for a festive cocktail party.
This is my first time making a graded pattern, so I apologize for any errors or inaccuracies and suggest making a muslin of the basic bodice to test the fit :) IMPORTANT NOTES: unlike the original size 32 petite pattern, this pattern does not include seam allowances. The instructions for the multi-size version are slightly different from the instructions for the original, so please be sure to download the correct instructions for the pattern you are using.
NOTE: I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS GETTING THE INSTRUCTIONS TO UPLOAD. PLEASE VISIT http://selfishseamstress.wordpress.com/downloads/ FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS PROJECT!
If you make one, please post your creation to BurdaStyle- I would love to see it!
Lightweight woven fabric such as cotton poplin
by Sam McVey
by Helen Chen
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