Autumn time Coffee Date Dress

Added Oct 18, 2010

by cutema

Union City, Cali...

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Description

I had several issues with the pattern, I think I will stay with patterns that includes seam allowance from now on, because it was hard to keep all the pieces exact, which for a fitted dress is not a good idea.

The fit was too tight around the armholes yet too loose on the neck and back, so I had to modify the pieces after I have sewn them together to get the fit right.
I also upcycled an unused fabric belt and sewn it onto the dress to add color contrast to the dress.

Lastly, I laundered the dress, and all of the dart seams ripped due to slight shrinkage of the fabric. clumsy me. so after several days of moping, my friend encouraged me to fix them. and Voila~

Material Notes

Light tricot wool
Cotton lining
Invisible zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Preppy
Material
Cotton, Wool

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  • Amelia_large

    Oct 19, 2010, 01.28 AMby kimberleejean

    I am thisclose to starting mine, so I always get happy when I see a well executed coffee date dress. Thanks you for the good advice, too, it is priceless for me!

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    • Mary_a_large

      Oct 19, 2010, 03.56 AMby cutema

      thank you!
      I think a muslin trial would be good before cutting into your precious fabric. Something i didn’t do.

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/autumn-time-coffee-date-dress