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Coffee Date Dress Grey Version

Added Feb 15, 2009

by missymay

Melbourne, Austr...






Elainemay’s coffee date dress! Really great pattern, I added 1/2" to width as I’m more a 34, and its a great fit!

I hand tacked the top of the ruffle down because the fabric is too synthetic.

Thanks so much for posting this pattern!

Material Notes

Very strange polyester or nylon, creases will NOT iron out! going to have to try the industrial press at my work to see if I can get it crisp




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Elainemay :D

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    Mar 3, 2010, 07.58 PMby monicacaroline

    this is gorgeous! great job!

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    Nov 18, 2009, 06.51 PMby stephiaffi

    Lovely dress!

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    Jul 14, 2009, 10.22 PMby keichenberg

    Im working on this dress right now! any suggestions?

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    Mar 16, 2009, 12.31 PMby fairywingsandthings

    This is gorgeous! I think the wrinkled look is very classy. Gives it a vintage feel (;

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    Feb 18, 2009, 10.45 AMby foxyroxy

    I LOVE this dress. I would really for it to be posted in a multisized pattern. I need to do a lot of adjustments I am tall 5"8’ and need a size 14 (US). Your fabric choice is very chic..

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    Feb 17, 2009, 09.26 AMby vintageluvr

    Great job!!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 08.18 AMby redmage0011

    Like the rest of the above I love it!, and I agree that the wrinkles in the fabric are a welcome texture and really add to it.

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    Feb 16, 2009, 08.12 AMby erdronen

    very nice dress! great job making it a 34, someday I will do the same :) i also love your fabric choice!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 07.04 AMby elainemay

    great job! i actually really love the crinkly effect of the fabric— it gives it a very romantic and chic vibe, like an Anthropologie dress :)

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    Feb 15, 2009, 06.41 PMby effervescence

    I love the grey version!!! regarding the wrinkles it looks great from the pics!!
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    Feb 15, 2009, 02.49 PMby bettybrash

    thanks for the tips missymay, you are a star! I am going to give it a try while I am off work this week and will let you know how I get on :) Im so excited! xx

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    Feb 15, 2009, 01.51 PMby ichigogirl

    Really nice, I love this dress and the material has both a very nice colour and nice lustre to it. Maybe it’s made to be permanently creased…? In that case at least you won’t have to bother ironing it ;-).

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    Feb 15, 2009, 01.11 PMby missymay

    Hi Betty_brash, thanks for your lovely comments! I added 1/2" to both sides of pattern, but didn’t touch the neckline. Also made the armholes slightly larger at bottom. probably you would also move the bust darts apart a little as well. Also extended the skirt length, and the bodice by an inch if you’re not petite.

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    Feb 15, 2009, 08.57 AMby dressdummy

    Very luxurious in the gray. Like “the gilded bee” I’ve also loved this pattern from the first time I saw it.

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    Feb 15, 2009, 08.27 AMby the-gilded-bee

    Very nice, I liked this pattern from the start.

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    Feb 15, 2009, 06.18 AMby mandicoulter

    it looks beautiful and i like the slightly wrinkly look – i want to make this :)

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    Feb 15, 2009, 04.32 AMby bettybrash

    It looks fantastic! I love the colour of the fabric. I have been wanting to make this dress too, but I am also a 34 so wondered how I could make the pattern fit. Did you add 1/2" all over the pattern (as in extending all the pattern lines by the same amount? xx

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