This is my second dress that I made using the Coffee Date Dress Pattern. The current sew along at
features the pattern and when I started thinking about how I wanted to change it up a bit, I had the idea to incorporate a style from one of my daughter's dress patterns: The Scirocco Dress.
I originally wanted to do the elastic waist as well, but later decided to insert an invisible zipper in mine instead. I have yet to insert the hook and eye...so ignore the small gap at the top of the zipper :) I self drafted the back of the dress by looking at my copy of the Scirocco Dress and then eyeballing it on paper. Had I been thinking ahead, I would have liked to have added the ruffles up top, but I accidentally attached a full lining prior to putting on the ruffle...that may be why you should read pattern instructions :)
I think this a fun and flirty dress (gotta do something about my pale legs though :) I hope to be able to wear it a few more times before the weather gets cooler- Shannon