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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.


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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Hey all!  There’s more SewTubers popping up today with their video vlogs for The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  This is your daily vlogs #2.

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Daily vlogs #2

Check out Dawn of Duelling Designs in her absolutely stunning cocktails look that she self drafted.  She also makes a very fun knit dress for her coffee look that reminds me of oil pastels!

Also, Akram of Akram’s Ideas made this fun, fun, fun ensemble with a fantastic source of inspiration.


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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

If you’ve never seen Sue Parrott from I Love 2 Sew and her creative, precise sewing, you will thoroughly enjoy her contributions here to The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  Welcome Sue!  

How fun is this challenge?  I thoroughly enjoyed figuring out what to make using only fabrics from my stash…honestly this just about did me in but then I ‘shopped’ around and found these four fabrics that I thought would work and would be things I’d wear.

Welcome Georgia of I Believe I Can Sew to The Day and Night Dress Challenge!  This Romanian sewist has mad skills and sews at an absolutely furious speed with an creative eye for combining textiles and textures.  Her work is truly exciting to see!


I is always more fun to sew with others so I was quite intrigued to join Elizabeth’s challenge. I love looking at dresses and I love making dresses but I rarely wear them.

During the duration of the blogger/vlogger postapalooza for The Day and Night Dress Challenge, I’ll be posting the daily vlogs that pop up on YouTube regarding the challenge.  This is my collection of daily vlogs #1.

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Daily Vlogs #1

First up is my video about my dresses.  You’ve read about them here, now see them!  I also sneak in a mini fork pleating tutorial.

I’m glad to welcome Tonya of Sew So Petite today to share her dresses for The Day and Night Dress Challenge.  Tonya always pulls out her classic style with such flair.  Enjoy!

Hey guys. I know it’s been a few months, so I want to say thank you for being a loyal reader.

Remember last year I participated in the Day and Night Dress Challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth Made This? I made these cute little dresses? Well, Elizabeth invited me to participate again this year and I am so very honored! This year, it’s really the same theme:

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