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Second Cup Coffee date Dress

Added Feb 23, 2009

by firsthays

Grande Prairie, ...






The Coffee Date Dress by elainemay was the base for this dress…I changed it abit…added a waist band area, and a knife pleat hem ruffle…instead of the top ruffle, which I will add to the black satin one I’m doing next(my little black dress).
I made it with some vintage 36"fabric I got for 3$ at a garage sale, the french blue cried out for french seams too…so I took my time and the inside looks as nice as the outside now :) I hope to make a cute jacket now to top it off. My honey has agreed to take me out too! LOL

Material Notes

cotton vintage cloth, 36"wide by 3 yards





elainemay for pattern

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    Nov 20, 2009, 11.04 PMby mandy mind

    Thank you for posting the finished result, it did give me some information on how to piece this together. There is no description of how to put this together in my download so my dress is still a mess, sitting in pieces neatly cut out on my worktable. Have you got some instructions or photo’s of how you made yours to share? That would make my day.

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    May 15, 2009, 09.43 PMby luvhouston

    Excellent job! I can’t believe this is your first dress! I assume you’ve done other sewing projects. The hem feature is a great addition. Keep it up girl!!

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    Apr 28, 2009, 11.30 PMby riverpatch

    Very cute and suits you to a T. I love how you took your time to do the french seams, a good call with the fabric, style and how the dress sits you on. Hope your Honey took you somewhere nice :)

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    Mar 12, 2009, 05.29 PMby arsarca

    Wow. The inside of yours looks a bazillion times better than the inside of mine. But now I want to figure out how to do those French seams, too! Nice work, lady!

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    Mar 8, 2009, 07.20 PMby mstx42day

    very cute.

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    Feb 24, 2009, 03.52 PMby elainemay

    wow— fantastic job- french seams and all! i really like your addition of the waist band, and the ruffle at the bottom is so cute. beautiful fabric too- what a great find :) thanks for your feedback on the pattern- you’re right, i forgot to put marks for matching the seams on this version! will definitely remember for the next pattern i make :) looking forward to the black satin one – sounds luxurious!

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    Feb 24, 2009, 08.10 AMby dinkley101

    I love this dress, i really like the changes you’ve made to the original pattern (thats fab as well x ) with the material it looks very vintage and elegant! and super impressed with the french seams, i’m just to impatient, i really should give them a try!

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    Feb 23, 2009, 10.18 PMby vintageluvr

    Great job! And the inside looks awesome as well. Now….are you wearing vintage Daniel Green slippers? ;-)

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    Feb 23, 2009, 10.33 AMby firsthays

    Thank-you all! Since getting my machine in October I wanted to make my own clothes and quilt too….oh, and french seams (on straight seams like this dress) aren’t as hard as people think..try them, it feels so much nicer on the inside :) And they didn’t take too long at all really, but I go slow as is !!LOL This was my first full dress and I hope to make a black satin one of this pattern very soon(like when payday comes!). And yes I am in Grande Prairie Alberta :)

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    Feb 23, 2009, 07.42 AMby dkocsis45

    This is a great interpretation of the dress and the french seams look great as do the pleats. The material is perfect. Great job on it!

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    Feb 23, 2009, 04.36 AMby ichigogirl

    Very nice! The pleated detail at the bottom is lovely, and I’m super-impressed by your french seams (ms impatient has spoken), and oh, the fabric is adorable!

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    Feb 23, 2009, 12.09 AMby hooley

    pretty fabric and the bottom ruffle is a nice touch.

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    Feb 22, 2009, 10.43 PMby kquade

    love the fabric and the pleat along the bottom is beautiful. cant wait to see the jacket!

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