My Version = Coffee Date Dress

Added Oct 11, 2009

by mishler

Montréal, Canada

Untitled-1_copy_thumb

Views

2352

Coffeedate1_large

Description

I saw this a little while ago and had to try out my own version of it.
I don’t have a printer so I had to eye this one. I’m very happy with the out come.
Only things added were the waistband and the ruffle at the bottom.
I’m hoping to wear this before it gets to cold out.

p.s. ignore the green zipper it was the only one I had left lol
you can’t see it when I’m wearing it because its hidden though :P

Material Notes

cute flower pattern cotton and a crazy green zipper

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Cotton

9 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Karina_lombard2_large

    Apr 2, 2010, 12.13 PMby possiblymaybeviolentlyhappy

    Looks fantastic on you!

  • Missing

    Oct 12, 2009, 09.41 PMby lottatroublemaker

    Just love it and that fabric is super cute! Hope you get to wear it before it gets too cold, if not, you have something to look forward to in the spring though! I just started on my first no pattern (draping on dressform) dress, it is a bit nerve wrecking. I of course had to decide on a double sewn design too (tight top much like yours, of a slinky travel knit, with an empire waist), never tried that before… Oh well, need it this weekend, so I’ll get a few busy nights…

    1 Reply
    • Untitled-1_copy_large

      Oct 13, 2009, 06.01 AMby mishler

      Thank you :) It looks like I might get a warm break here before they call for minus weather and maybe even snow!
      I remember when I was learning how to properly drap on a dressform (before I would always just hold it up to me and cut randomly….although I still do that like I did with this dress lol ) It is a little nerve wrecking but I have to say I find designs like something with an empire waist are easier do make. It helps when you first drap in broadcloth to test before going ahead with the garment. I hope the dress works out and if your looking for any advice feel free to ask :)
      I hope to see you posting as well :P

  • 9a5510f2dad9b19c8f5331d40e66d1c9877dc8d1_large

    Oct 12, 2009, 05.44 PMby pange

    Ack, this is so cute! :O You are so talented. ___

  • 1ab91b8296db0b2c30618662c3ac4c537637d08f_large

    Oct 12, 2009, 05.51 AMby harlekin

    You eyed the pattern?! I’m deeply impressed! Love your choice of fabric as well as the ruffle and the fit!! Just great :) !

    1 Reply
    • Untitled-1_copy_large

      Oct 12, 2009, 06.18 AMby mishler

      Thank you very much :)
      I find that draping and eyeing fabric works out better for me then following patterns.

  • 683560020_m-57_large

    Oct 12, 2009, 12.03 AMby marylou86

    Wow, good eye! that is a super-cute variation :)

  • 683560020_m-57_large

    Oct 12, 2009, 12.02 AMby marylou86

    Wow, good eye! that is a super-cute variation :)

  • Img_3609_large

    Oct 11, 2009, 07.18 PMby flosiepoos

    Gorgeous fabric, lovely dress! It has that vintage feel about it, adorable!

  • Me_092_large

    Oct 11, 2009, 06.13 PMby florentinalola

    I love the little ruffles on the top of the dress. The pattern is very cute!
    1 Reply
    • Untitled-1_copy_large

      Oct 13, 2009, 05.52 AMby mishler

      thank you :)

  • 1ea8f961776a5fe83ce32501b0f5b0b7d32f5d9d_large

    Oct 11, 2009, 06.13 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    so cute! i love, love, love the fabric! where did you get it?

    4 Replies
    • Untitled-1_copy_large

      Oct 12, 2009, 06.20 AMby mishler

      I got it in the sale bin over at Fabric Land…think it came out to about 2 dollars a yard (not to sure if you have Fabric Land in the states though)

    • 1ea8f961776a5fe83ce32501b0f5b0b7d32f5d9d_large

      Oct 13, 2009, 02.43 AMby oscarthegrouch108

      <3 the bargain bin! i must admit that i usually find what i want over there (or wait till it ends up there!)

      i haven’t seen Fabric Land in Michigan, USA :(

    • Untitled-1_copy_large

      Oct 13, 2009, 05.51 AMby mishler

      yeah I just looked, only in canada :( but thats ok most good fabric stores are locally owned anyways!
      always <3 the bargain bin and old clothing are my favs.

    • Untitled-1_copy_large

      Oct 13, 2009, 05.52 AMby mishler

      yeah I just looked, only in canada :( but thats ok most good fabric stores are locally owned anyways!
      always <3 the bargain bin and old clothing are my favs.

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 5 people added it

This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/my-version-coffee-date-dress