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Stripe Coffee Date Dress

Added Jun 20, 2011

by lyndi

Dublin, Ireland






Had a busy day on Friday trying to get this little beauty finished. It’s only the tester but I’m delighted with the way it turned out… I’ll definately be whipping up a few more of these :D
I omitted the ruffle on the front bodice as I figured the material was busy enough. I remembered that I had some matching buttons (from the dress I deconstructed years ago) so I added them to the front. I think it looks sailor-ish… or a ‘candystriper’ (we don’t have them here, but I was watching the SATC episode where Carrie goes to look after Big post heart op… so that reminded me of it!!)
Love the pattern… try it :D

Material Notes

cotton, matching buttons, lining, interfacing




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Jun 21, 2011, 09.01 AMby lyndi

    Hi everyone, thanks you so much for the lovely comments :D I found the pattern easy to make (read the instructions fully before you sew). The dress suits many different fabric types & it is easy to put your own swing on it. I’m making one for my sister with a ruffle so will be posting that asap :D Happy sewing!!!

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      Jun 21, 2011, 01.09 PMby sunshyn0504

      Very beautiful dress!! Can’t wait to see the one with ruffles! Great job :)

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      Jun 21, 2011, 09.14 PMby lyndi

      I’m now making a coffee date dress with a peter pan collar… looks so pretty already with the floral print material. I lengthened the waistline by 6cm… I think it looks better as the original waistline is a little short. I definately recommend this pattern, even for beginners, it’s great :D

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    Jun 20, 2011, 07.00 PMby helenadoll

    It looks so cute in these fabrics :)

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    Jun 20, 2011, 04.35 PMby chula123

    looks great in the stripes and I love the buttons ! great job, you have definitely encouraged me now to try this :-)

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    Jun 20, 2011, 03.38 PMby bjr99

    What a great twist to the coffee date pattern! Love the fabric and the buttons add a nice touch.

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    Jun 20, 2011, 02.16 PMby Cerises

    Love it !

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    Jun 20, 2011, 01.07 PMby wildcatspow

    Super duper cute! Great job!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 12.42 PMby Fipp

    really cute!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 12.34 PMby turtlegirl00

    adorable dress! I have been working up to trying this dress!! :)

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    Jun 20, 2011, 11.47 AMby Debby H

    Looks lovely and fresh. I like this pattern too as its easy to use.

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    Jun 20, 2011, 10.01 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Cute, I love stripes cut on the bias.

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