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Yellow Coffee Date Dress

Added Apr 27, 2014

by izbott

Fraser Valley, C...






This is a pattern I have wanted to make for a very long time. Its by Elaine May. I immediately knew that this yellow & white striped seersucker material was meant to be made into this dress. The best part of it is I got it on sale at my local shop during their New Years Day special!

I made it fully lined & hemmed the shell with yellow bias tape. The ruffle is not as wide as it should be, yet still works. I guess I did not realize the width of my back so had to fix the back bodice by adding a strip of material down the back. I made a note of it & will do better next time. My adjustment totally saved this dress. Lesson learned don’t panic when you mess up.

My philosophy is " If your not making any mistakes, then your not trying hard enough".

I use the seam ripper lots.

Material Notes

Cotton seersucker, zip, white cotton sheet material for lining.




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    Jun 15, 2014, 09.56 PMby peach7

    great choice of material!!! i also like the ruffle change up. it looks perfect on this material. i too have seam ripper ( or 2) at hand when i sew. i have several projects in various unfinished stages because i “messed up” and just quit instead of problem solving like you did. I confess i didn’t notice until I went back. I was too busy looking at the zipper ( the bane of any sewing project i do). Congrats on a great dress. Hope you have many happy occasions in your bright, sunny dress.

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    May 3, 2014, 06.31 AMby nrobson

    very cute

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    Apr 29, 2014, 11.55 AMby Deanna31

    The ruffles look perfect that length!

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      May 3, 2014, 06.44 AMby izbott

      Thank you! I’ll have to try another ruffle for some future garment. Thanks again. :-)

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    Apr 28, 2014, 07.25 AMby liliv-1

    This is beautiful. I lke the smaller ruffle.

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      May 3, 2014, 06.43 AMby izbott

      Thank you, what a nice comment! I wore lout the other day. It felt a good weight.

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    Apr 27, 2014, 10.43 PMby izbott

    LOL! You have given me good advice. Next time I will say its a design feature. Good Stuff & thank you for the lovely comments. :-)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 10.33 PMby maggieg5

    you made a wonderful job with the dress, no one would know about the back if you had not told them :0)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 09.47 PMby Mary Athey

    This is a fabulous dress, i love the fabric ruffles etc. I have a few seam rippers lol and they are used all the time lol. Sure half the time i never let on i’ve made a mistake and pretend its supposed to be like that lol x

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