I’m glad to welcome Judith of Judith Dee’s World to show off her beautiful dresses today for The Day and Night Dress Challenge. I’m so glad that Judith decided to join in, especially in the midst of her wedding planning! Thank you Judith!
The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Judith Dee’s World
I’m excited to take part in the #dayandnightdresschallenge for a second year. I had a lot of fun creating my looks last year and this year is no different. I was very pleased to hear this year’s theme for the now annual day and night dress challenge: Coffee and Cocktails.
Lately I’ve had to catch up on life with a couple of girlfriends. I’m definitively a “tea every hour of the day” type of girl so we always go out for a tea when meeting in day time (most of my friends are tea drinker too). Most of my tea dates, I reach for a comfy knit dress. So for this challenge, I decided to work with McCall’s 7574, which in my opinion has some interesting features that made it different from the traditional t-shirt dress. Raglan sleeves, uneven curved hem with side slits and inseam pockets, this pattern was a no-brainer for me. Being that this pattern is a Melissa Watson for Palmer/Pletsch, it had all the pattern adjustments line printed. Made it so easy for me to do a quick 3/4 ” sway back adjustment.
For the fabric, I went for a light weight coffee rib knit with a lot of stretch. As I started working with this fabric, I quickly realized that I would have to leave out some of the details. In facts, I was not able to enjoy the pockets. It would have been too bulky for my thin ribbed knit. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with this dress and it will surely be worn a couple of times until summer!
For my cocktail dress, I wanted something simple but chic. To reach my goal, I decided to pick a simple knit pattern and play with colours and textures. I used M7683 which offers different bodices and skirts options. I went for the off-shoulder look with a ruffle cover-up and a circle skirt.
The bodice is made out of left over stretch velvet I used for a Christmas dress. The skirt is a scuba knit I bought a year ago! I’ve been keeping this scuba in my stash to create a circle skirt. This was the perfect occasion. It gives my cocktail dress great volume!
I have a little confession to make: both the skirt and ruffle edges are left raw! I did not want to mess those hemline and have them becoming after the hemming process. Plus, both fabric are looking great raw then cut with my rotary cutter. I’m still on the fence about the raw velvet… We’ll see if I leave it like this!
I really love both looks and cannot wait to actually wear them! My coffee date dress should have its moment within the next 2 weeks. If I don’t find another occasion before, I know that my cocktail dress will make me twirl on the dance floor at any wedding or Holiday party later this year!
Thanks to Elizabeth for inviting me on the blog tour again this year! It was a pleasure to work on those two dresses this month. Also, let’s give a round of applause for this amazing blogger tour! Looking forward to next year’s challenge!
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!
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Want to join in the fun yourself?
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE DAY AND NIGHT DRESS CHALLENGE?
- Sew some dresses!
- Let other people know about it. Use #dayandnightdresschallenge on Twitter and Instagram and follow the Day and Night Dress Challenge Facebook group.
- Keep reading here to find out the latest. Follow Elizabeth Made This on Instagram andFacebook.
- 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.
- Grab a graphic and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram: