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elainemay

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18 May

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    May 18, 2012, 12.35 AMby tiger379

    Hi, I am making the coffee date dress for my school assignment and was just wondering what lightweight woven fabric would be best to use? I find this dress really pretty but am having trouble with what type of fabric to get for it. I hope you can help me and thank you for this lovely dress

9 February

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    Feb 9, 2012, 12.56 PMby fashionfreek

    Let me add your projects are great!!B-)

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    Feb 9, 2012, 12.53 PMby fashionfreek

    Well done..yippee rating system gone. I didnt realise that you posted way back. I like your hat:-D

27 October

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    Oct 27, 2011, 03.22 PMby Turtle311

    I love your design for the Coffee Date Dress and downloaded the pattern so I could have a go at making it. Slight problem though… the pattern prints fine but when I open the instructions to print there is nothing on the page. Is there any other way I could get the instructions from you? Thank You! Terri

25 July

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    Jul 25, 2011, 06.26 AMby iloveraistlin

    Your amazing!! i love the work you do!! :D

9 July

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    Jul 9, 2011, 11.49 PMby Gianni Perritt

    Hey, Elaine, I have a question. How do I make the A-line skirt for the Coffee Date dress fuller? I’m modifying your pattern for a costume and the skirt needs to have more volume without adding layers. Do you know what I mean? Here’s the costume I’m making: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/0VWsT-GIEHo/TOfuGL7fo6I/AAAAAAAAAzg/2aSoxP5wM1g/s1600/hermione_reddress.jpg you can see how it needs more fullness…any help?

20 April

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    Apr 20, 2011, 03.53 AMby ahand

    Ditto to the last person who posted on your wall. Where have you been?? I miss reading your blogs and it seems we have similar styles. I hope you come back to blogging soon. Anyway, I have just sort of mostly completed one of your coffee date dresses! I first cut out the wrong size! I didn’t want to re-print the pattern, so I added 3/4" for a seam allowance but only used 5/8" and that seemed to be enough for the bodice. I did the same for the skirt but when I joined the bodice and the skirt they didn’t match up. Did I do something wrong (besides cut out the wrong size)? Thanks for the pattern!!

16 April

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    Apr 16, 2011, 11.14 PMby hussain

    Why don’t you write in your blog anymore? You write well, I used to enjoy reading it, like so many others. I hope you are doing well & have settled in your new job &country.

18 March

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    Mar 18, 2011, 04.35 AMby bobbyejo

    I am unable to download the coffee date dress, can you tell me what I may be doing wrong?

16 March

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    Mar 16, 2011, 09.41 AMby sashta khan

    hi Elaine, i downloaded the pattern and instructions yesterday and had no problem. i just finish assembling the pattern. i am looking for a tunic (bohemian or basic) that i can download in pdf file aswell or if you have a similar pattern like the anda dress it would be much appreciated :) ps: it was easy to download, print and assemble and thank you for sharing :) sash72

29 December

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    Dec 29, 2010, 11.26 PMby Stara Ramkissoon

    trying out ur coffee date dress!! thanks for the pattern!

12 October

27 August

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    Aug 27, 2010, 02.02 PMby Scarlett Jordan X

    Please can you send me instructions on how to make the Coffee Date dress as I cannot seem to ge hold of them. Thank you.

25 August

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    Aug 25, 2010, 09.50 PMby tink4955

    Hi im just about to make your coffee date dress but i would like to know what size 32 is translated into a US dress size. Thanks for posting such a great pattern i cant wait to get started

15 July

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    Jul 15, 2010, 12.46 PMby walkercostume

    Hi, I’ve just printed and put together your pattern for the Coffee Date Dress but have noticed that there is no instructions and no frill pattern. Please can you let me know if there is a frill pattern or if the ruffle line template is ment to be the frill. Thanks

8 June

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    Jun 8, 2010, 08.42 PMby vickiward

    I’ve just saw your Coffee Date Dress Pattern – is it to be printed on A4 or A3 paper at home?x

27 May

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    May 27, 2010, 03.31 PMby lindsoriah

    I can’t find the instructions either :( I could try to muddle through, but would rather know how it’s meant to go together— Thank you for sharing your creation with us!

19 May

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    May 19, 2010, 08.45 PMby rachelnyc

    Hi elainemay,

    Please check your email account related to this profile, ASAP! :)

    -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

11 May

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    May 11, 2010, 09.15 AMby fatcatbags

    hello.I’m new to this site, but thankfully i spotted your fabulous pattern for the coffee date dress. Could i get some more info on the instructions.I could’nt downloadany, as i mentioned before i’m just a beginner. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as i can’t wait to get sewing!!!! You can email them to fatcatbags@gmail.com. Thanks!!

1 May

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    May 1, 2010, 07.45 PMby claire wallis

    hi elaine im trying to make you coffeedate dress but i am new to using patterns. would it be ok if you could send me the instructions :) this is my email … cats_bum@msn.com .. yes it is embarrassing :P thanks again claire :D

21 April

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    Apr 21, 2010, 09.37 PMby moonav

    hi Eleine I love the coffeedate dress pattern you have uploaded here. I have a question about it though. I am not a great seamstress but I am going to try to figure out how to do it. I can always ask my mom to help but to be honest I would feel less proud if I had to do that. but well, my question is about the pattern. there are two parts called bodice on there, (back and front) but I don’t know how these should be used. It could be because I don’t understand what is meant with it because of the language as I am not a native English speaker. I was hoping you could give me a hint on it

    thank you very much and thank you again for the wonderfull pattern

    regards Simone

6 April

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    Apr 6, 2010, 05.13 PMby courtneyrsl

    I just wanted to thank you for offering such an awesome free pattern! I, sadly, could not execute it properly. Granted, i haven’t sewn anything since high school. I thought that i was doing well, but when i went to attach the bodice to the skirt, my bodice was 4 inches wider. Oh darn. I might just install the zipper into the skirt and pretend the other bit never happened. Something wrong must have happened while i was cutting the fabric. I just wanted to let you know that i appreciated the hard work that went into producing this pattern.

28 March

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    Mar 28, 2010, 02.58 PMby sallyfahrae

    Hello Elainemay, I’m rather new to the sewing world, and I wanted to try out your coffee date dress which looks very cute — and which everyone seems to love, judging from the other wallposts. I found the instructions but I’m having a problem with the sewing pattern – it doesn’t seem to include row 2 (tiles 2a to 2e), or row 4, or row 6…I’m probably missing something pretty obvious, but could you please help me out? Thank you so much for this excellent pattern (=

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      May 7, 2010, 10.59 PMby katevandalen

      Hi, Sally.fahrae, sorry to butt into your question, but… I can’t find the instructions to the coffee date dress! I’m new to Burdastyle. Could you please help me out? c:

27 March

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    Mar 27, 2010, 12.28 AMby scheryka

    hey, I’ming to download the patterns (free) from Burdastyle.de. I understand a little bit of the language…from being stationed there for three years, but I don’t under stand this: Sie müssen sich abmelden, um diese Seite aufzurufen. Can you help me? Schey

26 March

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    Mar 26, 2010, 10.34 PMby niyanaxx95

    Hello! I have recently downloaded the coffee date dress (lovely by the way) but i’m having trouble on how to put the pattern peices together…? if you could please send me the instructions on how to put it together i would gladly appreciate it!! thanks! email is niyanaxx95@live.com thanks again :)

23 March

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    Mar 23, 2010, 08.51 PMby cristinamarkham

    Hi Elaine! I’m sure you’ve answered this question somewhere before, but could you tell me how I determine my size for your Coffee Date Dress pattern? I’m so excited to make it!!

    Thanks, Cristina

22 March

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    Mar 22, 2010, 10.36 PMby pbullard

    I have downloaded the pattern for the Coffee Date dress, but there are no instructions as to how to put it together. Do you have instructions?

    Thanks patrice

20 March

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    Mar 20, 2010, 03.19 AMby teddie

    Hello elainemay, I just stumbled across this site by mistake when looking for a great dress pattern, I found your coffee date dress and just love it so I joined up. What a fantastic find. I am a total novice sewer and I can’t seem to find the instructions for this dress, I think that just ‘winging it’ would be a bit beyond my capabilities. Is there any chance you could tell me how to get the instructions, they dont show up when I clic the instruction button. Maybe I am doing something wrong? Thanks in advance for any help you could give me.

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      Mar 20, 2010, 08.02 AMby teddie

      Hey, just scrolled down and looked at your posts and found the link to the dress instructions. May post a picture if the dress turns out well, fingers crossed. Thanks

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    Mar 20, 2010, 01.42 AMby corra

    Hey, I just wanted to say I’m a big fan, I read your blog and I love it. I’m also am very inspired by your lady like classic style, I see so many talented seamstresses who make very beautiful dresses but they look like giant versions of very cute little girls clothes. so I am refreshed to get a new perspective on women clothing in the sewing world :) thank you so much for doing what you do.

4 March

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    Mar 4, 2010, 10.38 PMby pinky-seamstress

    I’m making the coffee date dress and I don’t have the instuctions for it. I’m having trouble with figuring out how to cut out the ruffle and how to attach it. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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