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Coffee Date Dress Inspired by

Added Jun 12, 2009

by sewtogrow

Monticello, Arka...






Ok even with the plus size update of the popular coffee date dress, it still wouldn’t fit me and I was even too big to go up a size or 2. I improvised and attached an a-line skirt to a bodice from

Material Notes

Cotton Sateen with 3% lycra




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic


Elaine May, me, Brown Paper Patterns

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    Jul 8, 2010, 09.29 PMby 10ashus

    I hate signing up for web sites just to leave a comment. I did it this time because I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your fitting and sewing skills. I like the dress and the fabric choice on you.

    I just learned how to fit and adjust for a full bust at http://perfectsewandfit.com. Is the large bust adjustment easy to do on this pattern?

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    Apr 8, 2010, 01.04 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Bravo to you, great job on the dress! I was thinking of making this dress. I’ve downloaded the pattern so I can measure the pieces to see if it will work for my figure. I am fuller in the hip area, so I’m sure I will need to adjust it too. Thank you for sharing! It is so nice to see some of these dresses on differnt figures!

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    Sep 11, 2009, 03.05 AMby thewiremonkey

    I had to adjust the pattern too. I did a full bust adjustment and added a waistband so I didn’t look too cut in half. You’ve done a really lovely job—the fabric is so pretty!

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