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Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018 bloggers

By now the countdown to The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018 is in full swing.  Check out the challenge rules and dates here.  You’ll also want to check out the prizes that are up for grabs!  Today I’m introducing you to the amazing crew who will be joining me here on this site and on YouTube February 22nd-28th for The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018 blogapalooza.  There’s a crew of vloggers and bloggers, but all of them are uniquely talented women who will no doubt be making some incredible dresses for coffee and cocktails.  Without further ado, let’s meet The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018 bloggers and vloggers.

The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018

Diana Vreeland said that, “It’s not about the dress you wear but the life you lead in that dress.”  Dresses are one of those garments that walk with us through life.  It’s the last minute fix-all when we’re rushing out of the house and have exactly 30 seconds to get dressed and want to look put together.  A nice dinner always goes better with a pretty dress in a way our trusty comfortable jeans just cant.  From comfortable breezy summer frocks to ultra glam evening gowns, there’s a different kind of dress to suit everyone and every occasion.  Is it ever wrong to wear a dress?  So, with that in mind, I welcome you to the Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018.

And the winners of the Day and Night Dress Challenge are…….

1st place

Sarah!

Sarah did a beautiful job with her two dresses.  She looks like one of the models on the pattern envelopes in her polka dot day dress.  I must admit my bias too in saying that she chose the best possible accessory for her sleek night look in her violin! Well done Sarah!

2nd place

Chui!

 

 

 

Chui’s dresses are both so different from each other.  I love the beachy feel of her day dress, and the ombre effect in the hem of her night look really makes her LBD sing!

And the random prize winner is:

Katie!

Katie made not just one round of dresses, but 2!  I impressed with her speedy sewing and I hope she gets a lot of wear out of her 4 new dresses!

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the Day and Night Dress Challenge!  It’s been quite the showcase of people’s sewing skills, and it’s been so fun to see how differently people have interpreted this challenge.  I’m honored to be a part of this wonderfully creative and encouraging sewing community!

You can vote in the Day and Night Dress Challenge now!

Check out all of the lovely entries on the linkup here.

To vote for your favorite day and night dresses, click on the upper right on the hearts.  Each person (unique IP) has 4 votes.  Use your votes wisely because you cannot undo a heart once you’ve clicked on it.

The voting will be open until 11:55 pm Mountain Standard Time on February 4th.  Mobilize your voting block by sending them to vote!

Did you miss the deadline but still want to catch in on the fun?  Keep posting your makes to the Day and Night Dress Challenge Facebook group or tagging them on Instagram and Twitter with #dayandnightdresschallenge.  You won’t be eligible for prizes, but I’d love to see what you make!

Hey all!  Welcome to the last day of the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour!  To finish off this great week of inspiration we have the amazing projects of Elewa blog, Judith Dee’s World, and Mrs. Hughes.

Elewa Blog

Doja writes: Before starting this project, I knew that both my day and night dresses had to be coherent in some way – I needed something that would link the two together. From this came the idea of an interchangeable overlay top that could be worn with both dresses, giving them a different look; I wanted my day dress to be able to transform from simple to elegant and my night dress to go from elegant to even more elegant. Hence, I drafted a simple shift dress for the daytime look and a midi evening dress for my night look. There was actually no inspiration behind my night dress’ pattern, it was a very impromptu design that I made up as I went along. Needless to say they both turned lovely.

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Read all about Doja’s day and night looks here.

Judith Dee’s World

Judith writes: “My day dress is a simple animal print (polyester sateen) shift dress made using McCall’s 6465. I can dress it up or down using accessories! It is perfect for running errand or for a lunch date! My night dress is a velvet swing dress partially made using McCall’s 7407 with a self-drafted skirt. Perfect for date night or church!”

Read all about Judith’s day and night looks here.

 

Mrs Hughes

Tanya writes: “I decided to step out of my color comfort zone for both of my dresses and went with a muted black for my day look, too. My day dress is a Cashmerette Turner in a charcoal/grey damask double knit. My night dress is Butterick 6415 made with bridal satin and some Anna Sui lace I’ve been hoarding and has all the bells and whistles — boning, French seams, self fabric binding and crepe de chine lining.”
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Read all about Tanya’s Day and Night looks here.

Keep reading with the Day and Night Dress Challenge Blog Tour Schedule:

Sunday, Jan 8th: Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This, Brittany of Brittany J Jones

Monday, Jan 9th:  Maria of How Good is That?,  Tonya of Sew So Petite

Tuesday, Jan 10th: Je’Tua of Robertswife, Meg of Cookin’ and Craftin’, Melanie of Its Melanie Darling

Wednesday, Jan 11th:  Linda of Elle Gee Makes, Tee of Maggie Elaine

Thursday, Jan 12th: Bianca of Thanks I Made Them, Daniela of On the Cutting Floor

Friday, Jan 13th:  Melissa of Mahlicadesigns, Rachel of Sew Redy, Renata of Runnningnstyle, Sonja of Sewing ala Carte

Saturday, Jan 14th: Doja of Elewa blog, Judith of Judith Dee’s World, Tanya of Mrs. Hughes

Don’t forget to enter your day and night looks into the community challenge for a chance to win prizes from these wonderful sponsors:

You can enter your projects here.  Only projects that are entered through the linkup will be eligible for voting.

The linkup is available from Sunday, January 8th until Saturday, January 28th.  

Voting will be available on the entry page from January 29th-February 4th.  After all of the sponsors have been notified, the winners will be announced.

Hey all!  Welcome to day 6 of the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour!  There’s just one more day of the blog tour, and this Friday the 13th is going out with a bang!  Today,  catch the projects of Mahlicadesigns, Sew Redy, Runningnstyle and Sewing Ala Carte.

Mahlicadesigns

Melissa writes: “I used the capitol Hill Dress pattern from Straight Stitch Designs for both looks. My day look is in a space dye jersey from Finch Fabrics. I amped up my night look by using a sequined jersey.”

Read all about Melissa’s day and night looks here.

Sew Redy

Rachel writes, “For my day dress, I sewed the Grainline Alder (view B) using a Robert Kaufman quilted chambray. I used buttons salvaged from a shirt my husband was about to throw out and am so happy they go perfectly with the whole look! My night dress is a mix of the Simplicity 1873 top with the Sewaholic Cambie bottom. The fabric is a kitty cotton I bought in the Nippori fabric district in Tokyo, Japan. I lined it with Bemberg rayon so it feels so luxurious! Perfect for a fancy feline dress!”

Read all about Rachel’s day and night looks here.

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Runningnstyle

Renata writes:”For my day dress, I wanted to create a fun look that I could go shopping with and easily dress up if need be with the change of my shoes and accessories.

Fabric:

Performance Fabric-Diamond Scuba Bonded Mesh Black https://goo.gl/Tpvqte, Red Floral Brocade from Style Maker Fabrics Salvage Yard https://goo.gl/s6rkFf, Telio Portland Challis Cinematic Blue/White  https://goo.gl/b06lZQ

 Night Dress: I really wanted to go all out with this, because it was the great challenge for me. But when it came time to cut my dress (BurdaStyle 11/22014 119), I ran out of fabric and had to change my strategy. The V1490 is an awesome alternative with its asymmetrical hem and deep neckline. I felt since the pattern was originally designed with an interlining of batting that the texture of my fabric would be a perfect marriage.  Vogue 1490 Nicola Finetti was my Plan B.

Fabric: All That Glitters Collection – Stretch Velvet Burnout Black: https://goo.gl/uezE7b This is such a pretty fabric and I love the stretch factor and the recovery of it.”

Read all about Renata’s Day and Night looks here.

Sewing ala Carte

Sonja writes:

“The LBD was used as the starting point for my pattern choice and I decided to use the RDC Ludivine robe pattern. For the day version a sweatshirt fabric was used with leather accents and visible zippers and a Ponti di Roma used for the night dress.”

Read all about Sonja’s day and night looks here.

Keep reading with the Day and Night Dress Challenge Blog Tour Schedule:

Sunday, Jan 8th: Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This, Brittany of Brittany J Jones

Monday, Jan 9th:  Maria of How Good is That?,  Tonya of Sew So Petite

Tuesday, Jan 10th: Je’Tua of Robertswife, Meg of Cookin’ and Craftin’, Melanie of Its Melanie Darling

Wednesday, Jan 11th:  Linda of Elle Gee Makes, Tee of Maggie Elaine

Thursday, Jan 12th: Bianca of Thanks I Made Them, Daniela of On the Cutting Floor

Friday, Jan 13th:  Melissa of Mahlicadesigns, Rachel of Sew Redy, Renata of Runnningnstyle, Sonja of Sewing ala Carte

Saturday, Jan 14th: Doja of Elewa blog, Judith of Judith Dee’s World, Tanya of Mrs. Hughes

Don’t forget to enter your day and night looks into the community challenge for a chance to win prizes from these wonderful sponsors:

You can enter your projects here.  Only projects that are entered through the linkup will be eligible for voting.

The linkup is available from Sunday, January 8th until Saturday, January 28th.  

Voting will be available on the entry page from January 29th-February 4th.  After all of the sponsors have been notified, the winners will be announced.

Hey all!  Welcome to day 5 of the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour!  Today we have some more lovely dresses to show off!  I’m here to introduce the projects of Thanks I Made Them and On the Cutting Floor.

Thanks I Made Them!

Bianca writes:

“I made a maxi length African wax print dress for day wear. I love the ease of construction in this bold dress. I modified Mccalls 7185 to include pockets and extended it to the floor.
My evening dress is made using a metallic knit fabric with a lovely drape. I love the train and cowl neckline that can be adjusted and worn several ways.”

Read all about Bianca’s day and night looks here.

On the Cutting Floor

Daniela writes: “[I used my] own patterns drafted for the challenge. The V-neckline was the basic concept behind both dresses, though the knit dress has a negative ease compared to about 3 inches of ease added to the day dress.  The day dress uses a velvet with a 3% stretch. I used 1.2 yard of blue, half a yard of white and 1 yard of purple.
For the knit dress I used a textured knit fabric from Stylish fabric.”

Read all about Daniela’s Day and Night looks here.

Keep reading with the Day and Night Dress Challenge Blog Tour Schedule:

Sunday, Jan 8th: Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This, Brittany of Brittany J Jones

Monday, Jan 9th:  Maria of How Good is That?,  Tonya of Sew So Petite

Tuesday, Jan 10th: Je’Tua of Robertswife, Meg of Cookin’ and Craftin’, Melanie of Its Melanie Darling

Wednesday, Jan 11th:  Linda of Elle Gee Makes, Tee of Maggie Elaine

Thursday, Jan 12th: Bianca of Thanks I Made Them, Daniela of On the Cutting Floor

Friday, Jan 13th:  Melissa of Mahlicadesigns, Rachel of Sew Redy, Renata of Runnningnstyle, Sonja of Sewing ala Carte

Saturday, Jan 14th: Doja of Elewa blog, Judith of Judith Dee’s World, Tanya of Mrs. Hughes

Don’t forget to enter your day and night looks into the community challenge for a chance to win prizes from these wonderful sponsors:

You can enter your projects here.  Only projects that are entered through the linkup will be eligible for voting.

The linkup is available from Sunday, January 8th until Saturday, January 28th.  

Voting will be available on the entry page from January 29th-February 4th.  After all of the sponsors have been notified, the winners will be announced.

Hey all!  Welcome to day 4 of the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour!  There’s lots of great projects in store this week coming your way.  Today, to start things off, catch the projects of Elle Gee Makes and Maggie Elaine.

Elle Gee Makes

Linda writes: “I made this version of McCalls 7464 in cotton and ponte knit . I love the curved pockets on this dress and the curved insets. It’s so comfortable. My night dress is a a-line ‘swing’ top that I lengthened into a dress, using a gorgeous black lace for the sleeves and the border. It’s dressy, but met fussy, very comfortable and fun to wear.”

Read all about Linda’s day and night looks here.

Maggie Elaine

Tee writes: “I chose two classic styles. For the day dress I chose to make a wrap dress using Butterick B5030 View B dress and View E’s belt, with “unidentified” fabric from my Grandma Maggie’s stash. For the night dress I made a one shoulder sheath dress using Butterick B4343 View A, with black stretch crepe. “
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Read all about Tee’s Day and Night looks here.

Keep reading with the Day and Night Dress Challenge Blog Tour Schedule:

Sunday, Jan 8th: Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This, Brittany of Brittany J Jones

Monday, Jan 9th:  Maria of How Good is That?,  Tonya of Sew So Petite

Tuesday, Jan 10th: Je’Tua of Robertswife, Meg of Cookin’ and Craftin’, Melanie of Its Melanie Darling

Wednesday, Jan 11th:  Linda of Elle Gee Makes, Tee of Maggie Elaine

Thursday, Jan 12th: Bianca of Thanks I Made Them, Daniela of On the Cutting Floor

Friday, Jan 13th:  Melissa of Mahlicadesigns, Rachel of Sew Redy, Renata of Runnningnstyle, Sonja of Sewing ala Carte

Saturday, Jan 14th: Doja of Elewa blog, Judith of Judith Dee’s World, Tanya of Mrs. Hughes

Don’t forget to enter your day and night looks into the community challenge for a chance to win prizes from these wonderful sponsors:

You can enter your projects here.  Only projects that are entered through the linkup will be eligible for voting.

The linkup is available from Sunday, January 8th until Saturday, January 28th.  

Voting will be available on the entry page from January 29th-February 4th.  After all of the sponsors have been notified, the winners will be announced.

Howdy dressmakers!  Welcome to day 3 of the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour!  Today’s lineup includes Je’Tua of Robertswife, Meg of Cookin’ and Craftin‘, and Melanie of It’s Melanie Darling.  Here we go!

Robertswife

Je’Tua chose New Look 6469 for her day dress.  It’s made with poly spandex and a brushed poly knit that she got from Knitpop.  For her night look she used Butterick 6094, made with cotton, and lined with gingham and lace.

Read all about Je’Tua’s project here.

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Cookin’ and Craftin’

“My day dress is the Style Arc Adeline cocoon dress made in a large-scale geometric print Japanese barkcloth- I love it! Comfy and stylish!  For my night look, I went for the perfect little black dress. I used the Style Arc Marilyn pattern with its dramatic split sleeves and chose a drapey black basketweave poly blend fabric.”

Read all about Meg’s Day and Night looks here.

It’s Melanie Darling

“My Day/Work/Play dress is another McCalls pattern, 7119 which I picked because of the Raglan sleeve details.  I have always loved this type bodice because it helps camouflage my rather large bust, I think so anyway.  The fabric I chose is a Rayon Challis from Fabricmart with a small geometric design throughout.”

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My Night/Evening dress is a sheath dress with keyhole opening at chest, neckband and sleeveless made with a textured stretch black Crepe from Joann Fabric. The Pattern I used is a vintage pattern McCalls pattern 1031 by Designer Geoffrey Beene from 1968 which happens to be the year of my birth.  So this pattern is almost 50 years old. I have such a love for anything Vintage.

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Read all about Melanie’s Day and Night looks here.

 

Keep reading with the Day and Night Dress Challenge Blog Tour Schedule:

Sunday, Jan 8th: Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This, Brittany of Brittany J Jones

Monday, Jan 9th:  Maria of How Good is That?,  Tonya of Sew So Petite

Tuesday, Jan 10th: Je’Tua of Robertswife, Meg of Cookin’ and Craftin’, Melanie of Its Melanie Darling

Wednesday, Jan 11th:  Linda of Elle Gee Makes, Tee of Maggie Elaine

Thursday, Jan 12th: Bianca of Thanks I Made Them, Daniela of On the Cutting Floor

Friday, Jan 13th:  Melissa of Mahlicadesigns, Rachel of Sew Redy, Renata of Runnningnstyle, Sonja of Sewing ala Carte

Saturday, Jan 14th: Doja of Elewa blog, Judith of Judith Dee’s World, Tanya of Mrs. Hughes

Don’t forget to enter your day and night looks into the community challenge for a chance to win prizes from these wonderful sponsors:

You can enter your projects here.  Only projects that are entered through the linkup will be eligible for voting.

The linkup is available from Sunday, January 8th until Saturday, January 28th.  

Voting will be available on the entry page from January 29th-February 4th.  After all of the sponsors have been notified, the winners will be announced.