The Coffee Date Dress Sew Along

Humpffff! It is all I can say right now!

I just finished my Coffee Date Dress, the pattern that us ladies are sewing along at Project Sewn this time. I was all in and out, about sewing along, i started printing the pattern soon enough, but apparently there were other things that kept me busy until that moment when I was having a hard time falling asleep last night, I needed to make it, I wanted to link my version to the party too. 

Yeah, right! That sounds wonderful, but I was left with just a few hours to finish it... Although technically it is already saturday around here, the link party is still open. Yes, it is nearly 2 am, I just finished a dress, took a few quick snaps, still am wearing it and now I am blogging about it. JUST because I love this sewing community and want to join. Crazy, hum?

Well, I did a few changes to my dress, I didn't use the ruffles, just like my niece I'm not a ruffles girl. I used self made bias tape to finish arm holes and neck, and get surprised now!!! I even used a visible zipper. Did I ever tell you I'm not a huge fan of them?! Well, happens that when you're sewing from your stash, you'll avoid buying whatever you need, so at the lack of an invisible zipper, I thought, why not? Maybe I'll like it... and it's on my back, I won't have to look at it. 

Using an existing zipper was hell... it some how came out (that little annoying thing to pull it up and down) and I lost nearly 1h just trying to fix it. But I did it and even learnt a new easy technique to do it. The dress isn't even on the top of the back, but I will fix that tomorrow... I just thought I better sleep today. And then I will take better and closer pictures to it, because my zipper isn't red, I just used a cute decorated bias tape I had (in my stash!). 

I used white satin underneath and a polyester fabric on top. Of course, they both were on my stash forever. 

Now, don't forget to come back soon because I will have much better pictures an details from this dress to share. 


  1. Your fabric choice is so modern and cool and I LOVE it!!!! I am sorry the zipper was a pain...but it looks amazing!

  2. Woo-hoo! Good job finishing! Impressive. The dress is cute!

  3. LOVE the zipper. it was worth it! this dress is so great.

    1. That's great to know because I was going to beg for someone to tell me that after all the pain that zipper gave me!!! hehe

  4. Oh, it looks so great on you!
    I'm not a huge fan of visible zippers as well, but this pattern looks perfect for it!

    1. thanks! I'm still not quite sure about the exposed ziper, but I guess I'll get used to it.

  5. Ficou tão giro!!! Tens mesmo muito jeito!!!

  6. It turned out beautifully!!
    I love the red accents.
    Very flattering and lovely.

  7. It looks great! I love the sheer fabric over the white! It's impressive that you joined in and got it finished; I was way to busy to even try!

  8. Love your fabric choice, Magda!!! A very flattering dress and one you'll be able to wear again in the not too distant future.


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