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Tea Date Dress

Added Jun 2, 2010

by evildaemonlady

Boston, Massachu...






Based off ElaineMay’s popular pattern and Simplicity 3783 – I used the bodice from the Coffee Date Dress and the skirt pieces from the Simplicity pattern. Handpicked zipper.

Read more about this dress on my blog or my Pattern Review.

Material Notes

Embroidered linen, beige rayon for the facings, white seam tape.




Garment Type
Classic, Preppy


Coffee Date Dress

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    Apr 10, 2012, 08.54 PMby laracrj

    So simple and pretty! LOVE this fabric!

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    Oct 14, 2010, 05.58 AMby carjomaha

    i love that skirt shape, what was the pattern for that ??

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      Feb 20, 2011, 05.38 AMby evildaemonlady

      Sorry for the late reply – it is just a rectangle pleated wherever I felt like it ought to be around the bodice of the dress. Hope that helps!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 07.01 AMby linen1

    It is the perfect tea dress. I love it! The silhouette is very flattering.

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    Jun 5, 2010, 01.43 AMby skeeler


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    Jun 3, 2010, 03.49 PMby frankiesoup

    So pretty! I love the blue and the cream together.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 02.43 PMby suzetewilliams

    Really pretty dress and lovely fabric. No wonder you’re smiling. :-)

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    Jun 3, 2010, 09.57 AMby robygiup

    So nice! :)

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    Jun 3, 2010, 02.02 AMby harmony758

    So sweet! Such good use of the fabric!

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      Jun 3, 2010, 12.52 PMby evildaemonlady

      Thanks! I was rather concerned about the motif placement on the bodice, but I think that it turned out well.

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      Jun 3, 2010, 10.58 PMby harmony758

      Yes! Very well! I don’t know about you, but I sometimes I don’t pay enough attention to placement. When I do take the time to pay attention, things come out so much better!

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    Jun 2, 2010, 08.50 PMby tamezdc

    Adorable dress. I actually like it without the ruffles.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 08.36 PMby nenasew

    Lovely dress. I think it looks impeccable

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    Jun 2, 2010, 08.26 PMby lclausewitz

    Nice execution on the simple design—I particularly like the way the dress coordinates with the boat shoes for an extra dose of rustic charm.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 08.13 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Nice dress!

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    Jun 2, 2010, 07.22 PMby elaineren

    Very nice! Love the use of the embroidery, and fits you perfectly!

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