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Bow Back Coffee Date

Added Apr 10, 2012

by evildaemonlady

Boston, Massachu...






Based on the ever-so-popular Coffee Date Dress, with inspiration taken from all the cute open-backed dresses I’ve seen recently. Dress is unlined with facings at the neck and armscyes, perfect for when it gets warmer!

bodice front: lowered and widened neckline, brought in darts more
bodice back: drafted by me
skirt: original skirt, 2 baby pleats in the front to bring in an inch of extra fabric

Hand-stitched an invisible hem (needs an iron, I know), lapped back zipper inserted by machine. Hook and eye closure at the top of the zipper.

Material Notes





Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Vintage

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    Aug 10, 2012, 07.00 PMby ilsebols

    I love the dress! Can you explain how you made the back?

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    Apr 13, 2012, 05.48 PMby kayd4nce

    Love the print, and the bow!

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    Apr 11, 2012, 06.31 PMby wildflower31

    Goodness I love this dress. Open back dresses are so unassuminly sexy.

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    Apr 11, 2012, 12.22 PMby efh1687

    i love what you’ve done with the back of this dress. i am a big fan of open back dresses – sexy, yet still classy. nice job!

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    Apr 11, 2012, 04.01 AMby flowergirl22

    looooooooooooooove the fabric,, great back design for the dress,

    I think you decided well not to do the ruffles on this dress

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      Apr 12, 2012, 02.56 AMby evildaemonlady

      Thanks! I’m not much one for ruffles in general, it would be too busy with this print.

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    Apr 11, 2012, 12.56 AMby camelia-crinoline

    It looks great. I love the fabric and the open back and bow is like a little surprise at the back.

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    Apr 10, 2012, 09.37 PMby JuliaBobbin

    Oh I love it, and I really like the knot at the back! Great idea!

    The fabric is a fabulous choice also. Well done!

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    Apr 10, 2012, 07.06 PMby TailorFairy

    great fabric! Wonderful dress! love it!

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      Apr 10, 2012, 07.45 PMby evildaemonlady

      Thanks! It was sitting at the bottom of my stash and I finally figured out what to do with it. Still have enough left over for a 1/2-3/4 circle skirt.

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    Apr 10, 2012, 05.34 PMby chased-away

    I’m loving the back!

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    Apr 10, 2012, 05.25 PMby Amelia Midgley

    Very cool version! Love the bright print too :)

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