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I discovered Katie of Sew Old Fashioned through her lovely vlog where I found a sweet demeanor and dry wit to go along with her insightful thoughts about sewing.  I’m so glad she said yes to participating in The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  Welcome Katie! 

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Sew Old Fashioned

The Coffee Dress

In her introduction to the challenge, Elizabeth described the coffee dress as a “casual, wear it anywhere day dress” and advised us to think of it as secret pyjamas. So you may be wondering why I decided to make a fitted dress in a woven fabric that is anything but casual.

Along with Helen, I met Diane of Dream.Cut.Sew. through Sleeve Fest, and since then I am utterly amazed by her keen eye for design.  She finds THE prettiest fabrics too, and she’s put them to good use here in her dresses for The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  Welcome Diane!

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Dream.Cut.Sew.

After weeks of anticipation and sewing since I got the initial exciting invite from Elizabeth to be one of the blogger team for the Day and Night Dress Challenge (AKA coffee and cocktails) my turn is finally here!

I love Gillian’s easy style and her commitment to her color palette.  She always does such a great job of making clothes that suit her lifestyle and tastes!  Get ready for some happy color courtesy of Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow!

The Day and Night Dress Challenge: Crafting a Rainbow


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I’m so excited to contribute to this years #dayandnightdresschallenge! If you follow my blog, Crafting a Rainbow, you’ll know that day dresses are my sewing sweet spot but cocktail dresses are not. I managed to mash up a few tried’n’true patterns and come up with two dresses that I love wearing!

I’m delighted to see JeTua of Life of Robertswife here again for The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  She has such a beautiful feminine style that is tailor made for this challenge.  I know that her dresses will be a thing of elegance and beauty!  

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Life of Robertswife

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Hey Ya’ll!

It’s me, Je’Tua Amos!

I am BEYOND EXCITED to finally reveal my garments for THE DAY AND NIGHT DRESS CHALLENGE. I want to thank Elizabeth for the opportunity to participate in this challenge for the second year in a row. I want to also acknowledge the great sponsors for this year (insert thunderous applause). I just see this getting bigger and better each year!

My dresses for the challenge were both PDF patterns from our sponsors! (insert gasp) It was actually my first time working with PDF patterns and I was nervous about how it all fit together. Thank goodness that Youtube has videos for this exact purpose!

It was the lovely Brittany J Jones who encouraged me to give The Day and Night Dress Challenge a go last year, and I’m so glad that she’s joining us again to show off her coffee and cocktails looks.  Welcome Brittany!

The Day and Night Dress Challenge: Brittany J Jones

Hey everybody! I am so excited to have joined in for the #dayandnightdresschallenge. Elizabeth is so talented and does the most amazing job with this challenge. Today I’m sharing with you my coffee and cocktail dresses.

I met the delightful Helen of Valentine & Stitch through Sleeve Fest, and I just love her aesthetic.  Her easy styling with little French touches are two of the things I think are really special about her patterns.  You’ve seen me in Cassandra now, and here is Helen in her dresses for The Day and Night Dress Challenge!  Thanks so much for joining us today, Helen

 

Coffee with Tiffany and cocktails with Vogue: sewing serendipity for the Day and Night Dress Challenge

Thanks so much to Elizabeth for hosting this challenge, and for having me here on her blog today! I’m Helen from Valentine & Stitch, and I’m excited to share my completed Day and Night Challenge dresses with you:

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But every dress has a story, right?

Bianca of Thanks I Made Them is one of my favorite sewists.  I’m always inspired by her unique approach to textiles and her eye for detail.  Her dresses for The Day and Night Dress Challenge are great examples of both of those things!  Welcome Bianca!

The Day and Night Dress Challenge: Thanks I Made Them

Last year, I received an invitation to participate in The Day and Night Dress Challenge. I was happy to take part and loved the dresses I made then. When I received the invitation for the Coffee and Cocktails Challenge this year, it coincided with scheduled knee surgery. Recovery meant 8 or more weeks of rest, right knee immobilization and the use of a walker or crutches. I accepted the invitation, unsure how I would make it work with those discouraging restrictions, but I knew I wanted to try.

Hey all!  Today I think is the biggest day for the ambassador vlogs for The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  Be sure to catch these videos from these lovely SewTubers!  This is your daily vlogs #3.

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Daily vlogs #3

Purple just might be the signature color of Nateida of Natural Dane.  She puts it to use in a very sassy Monique dress from Sewn magazine for her cocktails look and a beautifully ladylike coffee dress.

There’s stripes a plenty and wrapped loveliness in the dresses by Boz of A Girl Called Boz!

Viv of Stitches and Seams goes classic in a fantastic shirtdress and wrap dress for her coffee and cocktails looks, respectively.

Mel of Handmade by Ditsy Tulip shares her pink cloud of a coffee dress alongside her glamorous cocktail look with Gatsby flair.

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KEEP WATCHING HERE ON ELIZABETH MADE THIS   AND ON YOUTUBEBETWEEN NOW AND FEBRUARY 28TH FOR MORE AMAZING DRESSES FROM THIS WONDERFUL GLOBAL CREW OF SEWING BLOGGERS AND VLOGGERS I’VE ASSEMBLED!  

WANT TO JOIN IN THE FUN YOURSELF?

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE DAY AND NIGHT DRESS CHALLENGE?

    1. Sew some dresses!
    2. Let other people know about it.  Use #dayandnightdresschallenge on Twitter and Instagram and follow the Day and Night Dress Challenge Facebook group.
    3. Keep reading here to find out the latest.  Follow Elizabeth Made This on Instagram andFacebook.
    4. Post a picture of your day look (coffee) and your night look (cocktail) to Instagram to enter yourself.  Don’t forget to tag me @elizabethmadethis and use the #dayandnightdresschallenge.
    5. Grab a graphic and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram:                          The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018

I always look forward to reading the posts by Faye of Faye’s Sewing Adventure.  This lovely Georgia lady has made some truly fresh dresses for her coffee and cocktails looks for The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018.  Welcome Faye!

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Faye’s Sewing Adventure

…well, it’s done!  Last year I watched the 2017 Day and Night Dress Challenge from afar, and it was really amazing to see all the gorgeous entries from the talented participants.  Little did I know then that I would be part this year’s challenge and I was elated when Elizabeth ask me to join in!  I really enjoy sewing and have a passion for it, but I do stress a little over each and every one of my projects because I always want to do my best work.  This challenge project was no different.  I stressed in the pattern selection process but in the end I am really happy with  the way my dresses turned out.

Yay!  It’s Melanie!  My co-conspirator on That Sewing Blab‘s So You Think You Can Sew competition and the queen of custom dressmaking and sweet shoes in all of Florida!  I have been so looking forward to what she’d be making for The Day and Night Dress Challenge, and her two dresses will not disappoint!  Welcome Melanie!

The Day and Night Dress Challenge: It’s Melanie Darling

This is my second time participating int he The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  I was particularly happy about it being about Coffee and Cocktails as I love the both.  Elizabeth of Elizabethmadethis is the gracious host who is such an amazing sewist.

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For my coffee look, I chose Burda 8072 in a lightweight linen.  I loved that pattern had such a vintage feel to it, and I love anything vintage.  This dress was very easy to make and I didn’t need to make any modifications.  I know I will get a lot of wear out of it.  It comes highly recommended.

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For my Cocktail look, I used McCalls M7722 in a awesome textured knit from Stylishfabric.com.   I was so impressed with the quality of the knit.  It was so soft to the touch and flows amazingly.

*Stylish Fabric is offering  25% OFF the stone techno crepe knit Melanie used.  If you’d like to make your own project, inspired by Melanie, you can get redeem the discount using the code: Melanie*

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I decided to make my Cocktail dress with a little asymmetrical details.  I omitted and only did a peakaboo sleeve on one arm “View B”.  I also added a flounce at the hem for a little zip.  I thought it came out very very lovely.

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Happy Sewing!

Keep watching here on Elizabeth Made This   and on YouTube between now and February 28th for more amazing dresses from this wonderful global crew of sewing bloggers and vloggers I’ve assembled!  

Want to join in the fun yourself?

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE DAY AND NIGHT DRESS CHALLENGE?

      1. Sew some dresses!
      2. Let other people know about it.  Use #dayandnightdresschallenge on Twitter and Instagram and follow the Day and Night Dress Challenge Facebook group.
      3. Keep reading here to find out the latest.  Follow Elizabeth Made This on Instagram andFacebook.
      4. Post a picture of your day look (coffee) and your night look (cocktail) to Instagram to enter yourself.  Don’t forget to tag me @elizabethmadethis and use the #dayandnightdresschallenge.
      5. Grab a graphic and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram:
      6. The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018

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