Day and Night Dress Challenge


Hey all!  we’re getting caught up today on our lovely vloggers for The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  Be sure to catch these videos from these lovely SewTubers!  This is your daily vlogs #4.

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Daily vlogs #4

Brittany Jones shows off her dresses off, reminding us how lovely rayon challis truly is!

Katie of Sew Old Fashioned introduces us to her whimsical dresses.  There’s a lot of adorable and 70s awesome here!





    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 love seeing Helena’s projects!  She is the creative sewist behind Gray All Day, and she sports a wonderful style that’s equal parts girly, edgy, and cool.  I had such a lovely time on her podcast, Clothes Making Mavens, and I’ve been so looking forward to seeing what she’d be making for The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  Welcome Helena!

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Gray All Day

Hello, this Helena from and I am thrilled to present my coffee and cocktail dresses!

I always look forward to seeing what Tanya of Mrs. Hughes is up to.  Her vintage leaning garments are always chock full of beautiful details and she tells a wonderful story about each of them.  Her dresses for The Day and Night Dress Challenge are indeed true to her style, and I’m so delighted that she decided to join in this challenge.  Welcome Tanya!

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Mrs. Hughes

Hi Everyone!

I’m excited to take part in the Day & Night Dress Challenge hosted by Elizabeth! If you follow my blog, Mrs. Hughes, you’ll know that I love sewing dresses. Both of these patterns were already in my sewing queue and fit right in with this challenge. Along with that, they were also on my #makenine2018, so it was a triple score!

When Meg of Cookin and Craftin moved from Thailand back to the US, I was secretly really excited to see her make more clothes for her new snowy climate vs. the super heat.  Her dresses for The Day and Night Dress Challenge look like they’d be just perfectly at home in a Vermont winter.  Welcome Meg!

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Cookin and Craftin

Hello readers! I’m Meg. Typically you can find me blogging at Cookin’ and Craftin’ about my sewing projects, but today I’m here to share my Day and Night Dress Challenge projects with you!

I had so much fun with this challenge last year, I was delighted when Elizabeth asked me to join in again for the Coffee and Cocktails edition! The climate where I live now (Vermont) is pretty much the opposite from the climate where I lived last year (Bangkok, Thailand) during the challenge, so it was bound to be a whole new challenge for me…

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

day night 1

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


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:

But every dress has a story, right?