Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August Sew Along Contest: The Coffee Date Dress!!!!

It's August and we are getting excited for another fall Season of Project Sewn.  But before we begin we want to do a sew-along contest to ramp up our sewing for ourselves.

And for this first time we chose a pattern that was one of the first things that I sewed for myself. 
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The Coffee Date Dress is a free pattern offered on Burda Style and is offered in Burda sizes 34-42 (US sizing 2-10) but feel free to size it up or down to fit you!  We want everyone to be able to participate!!!!

You are welcome to sew the pattern as written, remix it, or anything else you can think of.  We are so excited to see what you will do with it!!!



HERE is the link to the pattern from Burda Style.


And a HUGE thank you to The Selfish Seamstress for such a great pattern. 
 (She is an AWESOME sewist if she isn't on your reading list...you will surely put her on now!)


Here is how the contest will work:

On August 12th we will open the linky party for you to showcase your Coffee Date Dress
On August 25th we close linky party and the results will be narrowed down to a top 5

August 26th--The voting begins!
August 29th at 8 pm--Voting ends

And then on August 30th we will announce our Coffee Date Dress Winner!!!


So get ready.....dig through your fabric stashes and get sewing!!!!!  
(I have mine all picked out and ready to cut---but I wanted to wait and begin when you all did ;)


PS--If you wouldn't mind spreading the word....we would love you forever.....

21 comments:

  1. Looks like a great pattern.....but there is 1 MAJOR problem......it only goes up to a size 10 & I wear a size20 !!!!!! Don't guess I'll be able to participate in this 1!!!!

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    1. Feel free to use a similar-look pattern in your size if you would like to participate. We'd love to see as many looks as possible!

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  2. Ooh, I've had this pattern downloaded for awhile. So cute!

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  3. Yay! Fun challenge! My closet lacks a garment with ruffles ^.^

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  4. What a pretty dress, good job! I like the ruffle detail combined to the simple model. :) And I like Burda Style patterns in general.

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  5. ooo I am intrigued :-) yaayy

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  6. Ooh I am so in! This is exciting.

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  7. Sounds fun.. I would like to give it a try. Hope Time permits :)

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  8. Is there any criteria to participate ? Can anyone participate ?Please let me know

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    1. Anyone can participate...the more the merrier!!!

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  9. Oh how I would love to participate...but there is no way I can get it done since I go back to school on Monday. Plus I promised myself no more fabric purchases until I start getting a paycheck again (we don't get paid over the summer!). I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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  11. I may have to join in! I'm going to have to adjust the pattern, likely, because I have a long back and long legs. Also - what kind of fabrics would be suitable? I'm not familiar with pique.

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