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coffee date dress <3

Added Jan 8, 2010

by icecjan

Perth, Australia






thanks elainemay for the pattern, i absolutely adore it!

this is a little too small for me, i unpicked it couple of times, tried my best to take it out. finally it fits! :) i’ve also added ruffle to the bottom cos it’s too short, my bad – i realised i forgot to add length AFTER i cut everything.

I also had to hand sew the ruffles to the neckline so it stays flat, the gathered fabric is too thick. If i’m going to make another one (very likely!!), i’ll go with single layer.

I learnt a lot in making this dress, the next one will be better :)

Material Notes

high sheen nylon/rayon




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic
Blends, Rayon

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    Apr 8, 2012, 12.44 PMby laurakealey

    Absolutely fantastic, so copying the bottom ruffle! Love the colour and the material too.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 06.56 PMby frankiesoup

    As everyone else has said, the ruffle at the bottom really adds to the look of the dress – it’s SO cute and girlie! I just love it!

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    Jan 9, 2010, 04.14 PMby hasi

    I love this colour and the choise of fabric is wonderful. You did a great job!!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 09.57 PMby smallone

    love the sence of ballance that bottom ruffle gives – make it look like a totally different dress.

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    Jan 8, 2010, 06.37 PMby livstudios

    Beautiful – I love it – you must be so excited to wear it!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 05.54 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Wow!!!! Its gorgeous! I just cut out the pattern and I think I’ll also add a ruffle at the bottom. Very well done!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 05.26 PMby sew-fabulous

    I LOVE the ruffle at the bottom. It is darling!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 04.37 PMby littlecottondresses

    One of the best coffee date dresses I’ve seen here! The mistake is a blessing :)

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    Jan 8, 2010, 03.09 PMby sunnilj9

    It looks so great! I love the ruffle at the bottom. And the color is simply ravishing! Props!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 02.46 PMby rebeccaaa

    Next time it will be better!? You did a fabulous job! I love the way it came out! The ruffles on the bottom, the color. All wonderful!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 02.08 PMby nenasew

    I want to make this dress. everytime I see a new one, i am amazed how great it comes out most of the time. I love yours. Ruffles at the bottom are a nice addition.

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    Jan 8, 2010, 01.31 PMby lovelypolly

    sooo sweet :-)

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    Jan 8, 2010, 12.54 PMby maria-jose-bon

    I’ve been wanting to make this dress for some time and seeing yours has just inspired me to go for it! the fabric is fabulous and it looks very neat.. Congratulations!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 10.49 AMby btgkowalski

    Love it…you did an awesome job

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    Jan 8, 2010, 10.12 AMby ritsel

    ohw, I want to make this dress so much! You made a very beautifull one!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 09.51 AMby susisonne

    You made a beautiful dress and the fabric you used looks amazing!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 08.40 AMby joanne-lej

    georgous dress, love the colour too

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    Jan 8, 2010, 08.11 AMby jays

    This dress is gorgeous! I like the colour and how it looks soft, the coffee date dress looks much better wih a ruffle hem!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 07.42 AMby silke

    this is super! well done!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 07.41 AMby angelical

    this is very cute! the ruffle is a great detail, it makes the dress look more “soft”…

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    Jan 8, 2010, 07.15 AMby sarsaparilla

    Wow that’s so great! I really like the ruffle at the bottom, & the colour is beautiful :)

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    Jan 8, 2010, 06.36 AMby gdac

    Sooo cute… the ruffle at the bottom is a nice touch. I have one on the sewing table just waiting to be stitched… maybe I’ll add a ruffle too – if you don’t mind.

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      Jan 8, 2010, 01.02 PMby icecjan

      of course i don’t mind. i’m sure someone else has done this before :)

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