sewing classes in Chicago: Tchad: Workroom: Studio: Coffee date dress: Elaine: Selfish Seamstress

Coffee Date Dress

Elaine was a student almost a decade ago, and yet the coffee date dress she drafted at the workrooms and put on the Burda website keeps coming back to us again and again. We are always charmed to see it and get a little nostalgic.  Elaine was one of the students we had up here when we had just started with the other classroom.

Here is her original draft:

The selfish seamstress: Elaine: Coffee date dress
The selfish seamstress in all her glory after she drafted the coffee date dress.
The selfish seamstress: Elaine: Coffee date dress
Ruffle detail…

And here is the newer version that Elyse worked up that has been sitting in our picture files since who-knows-when:

sewing classes in Chicago: Tchad: Workroom: Studio: Coffee date dress: Elaine: Selfish Seamstress
Ruffle detail.

sewing classes in Chicago: Tchad: Workroom: Studio: Coffee date dress: Elaine: Selfish Seamstress

The shape and cut are perfect for a simple 3-season wearable dress and a great way to test some of the patterns available online for the intermediate sewer.

Elyse did this as her first project and it came out great.  We took care of some of the fitting issues through the back waist seam and were good to go.

You can find her blog over at The Selfish Seamstress.

 

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