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"The Dream of the 90s...." Coffee Date Dress

Added Aug 18, 2011

by TheOldOneTwo

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

I feel like I should be in a Gin Blossoms music video when I wear this dress, but I don’t care.

I used the Coffee Date pattern. Largely inspired by Juleken’s “a date in the cornfield” rendition, I decided to make it into a shirt dress. I omitted the ruffle, and split open the bodice and added buttons to make it compatible for nursing my baby. Because I used a cotton knit, I did not have to add a zipper! It just pulls on easily. This dress was a breeze to make, and it’s a joy to wear! This great pattern gave me the freedom to improvise, and now I have a dress that I can wear any day of the week, just about anywhere!

Material Notes

vintage, paisley/ calico print cotton knit

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Casual, Classic, Grunge
Material
Knits/Jersey

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  • Green_eyes_large

    Nov 23, 2012, 10.09 PMby frankiesoup

    I love this. And the Gin Blossoms so… you win life! :D Just gorgeous!

    PS. Congratulations on the babba! xxx

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    Aug 19, 2011, 12.29 AMby TheOldOneTwo

    Thanks so much!

  • Birds_large

    Aug 18, 2011, 12.43 PMby zickzack

    …and the buttons you chose.

  • Carnationbord_large

    Aug 18, 2011, 05.52 AMby MientjiB

    I love the ruffled sleeves!

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