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"Coffee Date Dress" with Puff Sleeves

Added Mar 7, 2009

by vintageluvr

Atlanta, Georgia...






I used Elaine’s ruffle and skirt pattern for this. I used the bodice (originally a ‘70s pattern) and sleeves from my “Coffee Date Blouse.” Invisible side zip, fully lined bodice.
I was wearing make-up so I didn’t crop my head out of the photos this time ;-)

Material Notes

Ridiculously fraying, practically heat-resistant, blue polyester, I think. It was awful – I will never voluntarily use this type of fabric again. This is why I’m glad I have a serger. Fortunately, it was only $3ish/yard on the clearance rack!!
Poly lining, invisible zip





Elaine has inspired so many new things lately!! Zahra’s puff sleeve how-to

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    Feb 21, 2010, 08.47 PMby elegantmusings

    Love it! Especially the cascading ruffle down the front!!! :)

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    Jan 30, 2010, 06.26 PMby hannetalbot

    The sleeves are great, I’m going to have to get experimenting!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 04.51 PMby anajan

    I love your version of the dress. I don’t like when puff sleeves are too puffy, and yours are just perfect! Also, the color suits you very well.

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    Jul 25, 2009, 05.22 AMby Modeste

    So Lady like!! I love it! :)

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    Mar 30, 2009, 01.37 PMby tittabear

    very pretty

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    Mar 10, 2009, 07.04 AMby bussey

    I am breathless! Dress, colour, puffy sleeves! I totally adore it… (Would not be an ocean between, I’d be there in a minute to steal it…)

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    Mar 9, 2009, 12.38 PMby hajnika

    Wow! It’s splendid! You choosed a nice colour and a nice pattern for your dress.

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    Mar 9, 2009, 09.30 AMby ichigogirl

    This one is lovely too!

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    Mar 8, 2009, 03.39 PMby mlichtenwalner

    Gorgeous. I was hesitant about the sleeveless-ness of the coffee date dress, but wow—what an amazing spin on it!

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    Mar 8, 2009, 03.21 PMby mmillsj

    It may be cheap fabric, but the dress looks expensive. Beautifully done!

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    Mar 7, 2009, 10.19 PMby cicaktoes

    Super cute!!! I love your vintage take on this pattern!

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    Mar 7, 2009, 09.19 PMby dressdummy

    Love it with the sleeves you chose! Beautifully made in spite of the problems you report.

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    Mar 7, 2009, 07.03 PMby xxmarsha

    That is stunning! The sleeves were a great idea.

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    Mar 7, 2009, 03.07 PMby heatherrique

    Wow, you look fabulous! Such a fun and chic dress!

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    Mar 7, 2009, 02.51 PMby kquade

    amazing, i like the dress a lot with sleeves like this. it looks amazing on you :)

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    Mar 7, 2009, 02.37 PMby amandamargaret

    it looks great. even w/ all the problems that the fabric seemed to pose, you executed it flawlessly! and it’s great to see your head finally! :)

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