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Sea Foam Green Coffee Date Dress

Added Jun 18, 2015

by Jessica Fears

Austin, United S...






This is my first from-pattern sewing project in years! The pattern is elainemay’s Coffee Date Dress made up in sea foam green cotton. My sister helped me decide not to include the ruffle because I would look too much like a mermaid with my red hair.

What I Learned:
The white version is a “muslin” which was a new idea to me. I also learned how to do french seams and blind hem for this project. Next time I will make the pattern in the size that fits my waist and hips and do a full-bust adjustment. My intuition that I should make the pattern in the largest size corresponding to one of my measurements was wrong!

I technically finished it, but I can’t figure out what is going on with the darts! Why does it give me weird dents? Any help would be lovely!

Blog post is here with a little more detail: https://quietplacesribbonsandlaces.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/my-coffee-date-dress/

Material Notes

Green cotton and cream invisible zipper from Stitch Lab in Austin, TX.



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    Oct 22, 2015, 12.25 AMby Emily Amundson

    The dress looks very nice! The darts just run a bit too high over the bust line. Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like the darts should finish at least an inch lower and possible a little closer to the side seams/further from the center front.

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    Jun 20, 2015, 11.34 PMby prncsspj

    love the fabric and cute dress. The darts are too long. they should point to the bust apex not meet it.

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    Jun 20, 2015, 09.32 AMby Mary Athey

    It’s Lovely, I would take the dart up slightly higher? use some cheap fabric and try x

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    Jun 18, 2015, 05.49 PMby liliv-1

    It’s lovely!!

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