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Coffee Date Dress for Liz.

Added Nov 26, 2011

by LaraGa

Edmonton, Canada






This is actually my first ever garment. It was quite ambitious, as I had only been sewing for about a week when I tackled this. I forgot to add seam allowances so the bust was too small, but everything else fit well. Too bad the zipper was crooked… I put it away and didn’t think about it until last weekend when my best friend Liz wanted to see my sewing projects. Well, she loved it despite the crooked zipper and other imperfections. It fit her like a glove, so it is now hers.

Before I give it to her, I figured I should fix the zipper and hem it. The zipper is now (nearly) perfect, and the dress is ready to make its debut!

Material Notes

Cotton fabric from Ikea, polyester thread, invisible zipper.



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod


Coffee Date Dress

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    Nov 28, 2011, 02.02 PMby mktDesign

    sewing only for a week and made this one! you are on a good way to perfection! it looks great and superb choice of fabric well done!

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    Nov 28, 2011, 12.44 AMby cherwinamy

    love the fabric. hope it helped Liz have a great date!

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    Nov 27, 2011, 09.17 AMby tschasta

    great idea – i have this fabric as a curtain of my sewing-corner – great idea to make a dress out of it

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    Nov 26, 2011, 10.58 PMby LaraGa

    Thank you so much guys! This is great motivation :)

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    Nov 26, 2011, 10.54 PMby patti-r

    Agree, with all the above compliments!!! Keep on sewing your doing great! Very neat looking.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 10.42 PMby Binita Shrestha

    I’m in LOVE with this print. Wow, looks really good!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 10.17 PMby LaraGa

    Thank you both for your comments :)

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    Nov 26, 2011, 10.09 PMby tinyskids

    Nice job for your first project….

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    Nov 26, 2011, 10.08 PMby schnui

    Your choice of fabric for this pattern is perfect. A great fabric only ever needs a simple style.

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