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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
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.
The wonderfully creative Akram of Akram’s Ideas is joining us today for The Day and Night Dress Challenge, and all I can say is, wow. This might be the most fun interpretation of a challenge I’ve ever seen.
The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Akram’s Ideas
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.