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Coffee Date Dress with Sleeves

Added Jan 6, 2011

by SimplyTuTuSweet

Rochester, Unite...




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I loved the free pattern for the Coffee Date Dress, but I added sleeves and added 4 inches to the hem length to give it more of a 40’s feel. I blogged about the project as I made it to encourage others to give it a try and that was a lot of fun. http://sewdetermined.blogspot.com/



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    Jun 6, 2012, 07.09 AMby Sew Hopeful

    Hi there. I just found you looking at coffee date dress projects and I love your version with sleeves. I absolutely adore all your projects. Your style is very much in sync with mine…next stop, your blog….

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    Jan 12, 2011, 12.37 AMby Chicky C

    Love the additions!

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    Jan 8, 2011, 02.37 AMby cambra

    I love what you did, I added sleeves to the coffee date dress too because I just love the shape of it. I also elongated my skirt on it (I’m a tall girl and I like things to my knees) your versiona nd color choice is so beautiful.

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    Jan 7, 2011, 08.47 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Jessica, adding sleeves was not too bad, but it took a bit of work. I wanted cap sleeves, and just took a sleeve pattern I had from another pattern and adjusted it to fit. It took a couple of tries, but was worth it!

    Thanks everyone! It was my first dress I’ve ever sewn for myself. I’ve always just sewn for my kiddos. I have to say sewing something just for me was lots of fun.

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    Jan 7, 2011, 07.58 PMby Jessica Mullan

    I really like the sleeves! I’ve never added sleeves to a sleeveless pattern. Was it difficult?

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    Jan 7, 2011, 06.20 PMby dabura

    AMAZING dress!!! looks great on you. well done

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    Jan 7, 2011, 12.38 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Thank you!

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    Jan 7, 2011, 09.32 AMby soaringviola

    Love this version! Very classy and female and it suits you very well!

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