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Afternoon Coffee Dress

Added Nov 4, 2010

by junespoon

Belfast, United ...






This dress is a hybrid of two patterns: the Coffee Date dress and the Afternoon Tea top….hence Afternoon Coffee Dress.

I made the little pleated trim quite thick so that it would really stand out, but i hate the way it sits a little bit funny at the centre of the sweetheart neckline…i might have to add a stitch or two to hold it flat. I added a belt that widens at the front and is nice and long at the back. For the skirt piece i used the shape of the coffee date pattern, but just made it a much fuller and then gathered it to fit at the waist.

Material Notes

Cotton sheeting




Garment Type

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    Dec 6, 2010, 11.06 PMby lila-1

    really love the pleated/ruffle trim. maybe if it had been cut and crossed over instead of kept in piece at the centre of the sweetheart neckline…? gorgeous dress overall :)

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      Dec 7, 2010, 09.49 AMby junespoon

      yes i’d definitely do that next time…thanks!

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    Nov 15, 2010, 07.10 PMby surfjewels

    Very pretty

    Hannah Handmade Jewellery

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    Nov 9, 2010, 12.58 PMby distie

    love love love this dress! I have to add the afternoon tea pattern to my list of things to do!

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    Nov 7, 2010, 10.16 PMby sophie11

    This is magnificent!! I love the pleated trim- you wouldn’t think about doing a tutorial on how to do it would you? Great job!

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    Nov 7, 2010, 09.38 PMby Olivia Anne

    looks amazing! I love it

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    Nov 7, 2010, 08.35 PMby rii

    wow, this is so lovely!

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    Nov 6, 2010, 02.26 PMby aluckmann

    Oh my word, I want this dress! I recently made one with a similar shape, but I love yours so much more. The details are just lovely.

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    Nov 6, 2010, 07.35 AMby maxathon

    AWESOME JOB!!! you’re so talented :)

    i want one ;) hehe

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    Nov 6, 2010, 05.37 AMby labellachic

    I love the whole look — especially the pleated trim and the belt (and the colors are perfect, too). Great job!

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      Nov 7, 2010, 11.13 AMby junespoon

      yay..thanks. The best bit is…since it’s just cotton sheeting it cost about £2 to make (75p of that is the zip!!)

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    Nov 6, 2010, 05.02 AMby sewwhat-5

    So beautiful! I love the bow detail at the back and the colour is just perfect :)

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    Nov 6, 2010, 02.56 AMby ohlanada

    gorgeous! what incredible work! I would wear this dress any day!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 04.17 PMby lienepien

    Very nice! Next year I have a wedding from one of my friends and I like to make my own dress for that day. This one would be a good option! Great Idea!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 11.58 AMby morph

    very pretty combo, and the grey is very elegant

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    Nov 5, 2010, 10.29 AMby bttn

    Just beautiful!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 07.58 AMby zaarissima

    a very, very beautiful dress!!!! great work!!!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 07.42 AMby Kathleen V

    This is absolutely gorgeous!

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    Nov 5, 2010, 04.34 AMby mollykatherine

    Its such a beautiful dress, I love the white panel at the bottom of the skirt – very elegant! great work :)

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    Nov 5, 2010, 02.41 AMby kelepso

    I think it’s darling!!!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 11.49 PMby scarletohara

    wow. this is amazing.!!!!!

    i was looking for something cute as this to wear in a wedding :D

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    Nov 4, 2010, 11.18 PMby Denise Angela

    Gorgeous – I love the pleated trim!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 11.08 PMby ashchaser


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    Nov 4, 2010, 11.00 PMby alvixen

    Great job! I love it.

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