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coffee date dress // my first dress

Added May 11, 2010

by smbriones

Chicago, Illinoi...






this is my first dress ever. i used the petite coffee date dress pattern. in hindsight i should have used a larger pattern, but i was able to make it work. i quite like the dress and fabric and would love to make another coffee date dress in another color some time.

Material Notes

bodice fabric is 100% cotton in a lavender and purple dots pattern, skirt is made from dark blue stretch linen.




Garment Type
Cotton, Linen

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    May 13, 2010, 05.50 AMby nataliepie

    So pretty :)

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    May 12, 2010, 11.06 PMby seasidelaundry

    Think this speaks so beautifully that you should be sewing more! I see the Gibson & what a cute sewing machine. I was thinking of gifting my son’s GF with a similar style to begin sewing since she is showing interest. They are both musicians & play Chicago dates. Back to you-this dress was really well done & suits you perfectly!

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      May 13, 2010, 01.52 AMby smbriones

      Thank you so much! My sewing machine is actually a Brother CS-6000. My mom bought it for me about 5 years ago for my birthday. I really like it. It’s really easy to use. :)

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      May 13, 2010, 05.02 AMby seasidelaundry

      Thank you for info. Quite the compliment for a machine after 5 yrs. You should be a spokesperson for Brother!

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    May 12, 2010, 07.31 PMby smbriones

    thank you all so much for the sweet and encouraging comments! :)

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    May 12, 2010, 05.55 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    I’m jealous of your tidy sewing area :-)

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    May 12, 2010, 04.57 PMby lyndi

    hey there, this is really cute:) i love the way you used different fabrics for the top & bottom, i love polkadots!!!

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    May 12, 2010, 09.48 AMby pinkswizzlestick

    Congratulations on your first dress, it looks great, I really like the fabric for the top piece.

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    May 12, 2010, 05.29 AMby tangerinesamurai

    Looks lovely!

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    May 12, 2010, 04.28 AMby sewithought

    Turned out superbly!! I am inspired to make my own version now! Great work…

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    May 12, 2010, 04.16 AMby sewgurlwmu

    Lovely dress and lovely photographs! Keep creating :)

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    May 12, 2010, 03.00 AMby feetyjammies

    Very pretty.

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    May 12, 2010, 01.11 AMby jaimesews

    Great job – I have aspirations to make this some day too! Congrats on your first dress!!

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