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Coffee Date Dress with Scout

Added Apr 20, 2009

by freshdaily18

Phoenix, Arizona...




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This is my version of the Coffee Date Dress on BurdaStyle. I’m really proud of this one. I took a risk with the fabric choice, and I think it really paid off. The top is a sheer mauve raised print that was really slippery and I had to line. The skirt is a gray suit-material with a subtle almost plaid-like print with a line of the mauve running through it. They look great together! My hubby was worried that they wouldn’t work, but they do!

I also learned a lot in the construction. The pattern printed out at 90%, so I had to guess a lot on what size to make and change things on the fly.

Finally, I did some new techniques. The insides have french seams, which really aren’t too hard, and leave an amazingly nice finish on the inside! Kudos to me!

Material Notes

Sheer mauve raised-design material for the top. For the bottom, gray plaid-patterned suit-weight material.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic

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    Apr 21, 2009, 05.49 AMby ralarkins

    I like the way the dress turned out even with the printing error.What a serendipitous outcome! It looks great on you.

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    Apr 21, 2009, 12.13 AMby clarerose

    Great dress & use of fabrics to produce a one off design unique to you!

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    Apr 20, 2009, 10.33 PMby amandamargaret

    very pretty! you’re right, the fabrics do work together…never leave it to a man! haha! isn’t it nice to use the nice finishing techniques? i love those finishes even though most people don’t see them, i know they are there. plus, when you do run into someone that knows about construction, you can show off a little. it’s nice to have them ooh and aah over your hard work! good job!

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