When the ladies over at Project Sewn announced a sew along to get ready for the upcoming fall season, I was intrigued. Then I saw what dress they had chosen for everyone to sew up and knew I HAD to join in. The Coffee Date Dress is not only a free pattern but exactly the type of clothing I love to wear! Almost all the tops I wear to work have some type of ruffle going on in the front. I'd been thinking about replicating the ruffle look, but thought it might be too complicated. I was so wrong - this was a relatively quick sew!
I saw a lot of versions over at Burda Style without the ruffle, but that was my favorite part so I left the design of the dress as is. I've had this Bella Jansdotter fabric sitting around begging to be made into a dress for months. It never felt like the right time to cut into it until now - and dang, do I love it!
I took my time sewing this dress, which resulted in my first actually invisible zipper. I had no idea I wasn't doing it right before. I kind of knew, but didn't want to admit it I guess.
I had some issues with this pattern but I'm not sure where I went wrong. I cut out the largest size of the pattern and thought it fit great when I made the bodice. When I attached the skirt I found out I had to take an inch off of each side! I'm getting really efficient with the seam ripper. At least I had plenty of fabric to go back and add french seams to the dress.
Yay for a new dress to wear to work and learning how to add a cascading ruffle to a garment! I can't wait until the next season of Project Sewn and to see what everyone whips up.
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