The start of The Day and Night Dress Challenge is less than a week away, and all of the blogging team has been hard at work on their day and night looks.  Today, here’s a Day and Night Dress Challenge sneak peek of everyone’s work.  Let’s see what everyone has been up to:

Meg of Cookin’ and Craftin‘:

Tanya of Mrs. Hughes writes,”I’m using this black Anna Sui lace to make B6415 (view C) with black bridal satin. As I never wear black, it was difficult not to pair this lace with a color…. For my day dress, I’m making the Turner dress in a charcoal floral double knit which is on its way to me.”

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Tee of Maggie Elaine writes: “Here is a sneak peek of my day dress, except I am about to take the back bodice apart to fix it lol”.

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Do you ever have that feeling when you see fabric or a pattern and think, “This looks just like ____ person?” I’m totally seeing that in Je’Tua of Robertswife‘s choice for her night look below.  I love it when that happens!

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Linda of Elle Gee Makes is finishing up this fabulous day dress.  All I can say is go, go pocket matching! Image may contain: stripes

Brittany of Brittany J Jones is working with some great lace fabric for her night look.

Melissa of Mahlicadesigns is working on these two dresses by Straight Stitch Designs.  I love the sequin zebra fabric!

Rachel of SewRedy is going full Holly Golightly with her cats!  She writes: “Here are my sneak peeks with accessories. As for the night look, cats are fancy in my eyes.”

Judith of Judith Dee’s World says that she is, “Going back to my first love: Prints!!
Haven’t work with print since end of summer!
Now will go do some pattern modifications for my second dress!”

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Bianca of Thanks I Made Them will no doubt be an elegant lady in this silver sparkle black gown.

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Tonya of So Sew Petite has got a good handle on her night look as she finishes up this Burda style pattern.

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Maria of How Good is That is doing a great job showing off the beautiful tulip sleeves of Victory Pattern’s Nicola dress.  I can’t wait for the final look!

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Renata of Runningnstyle has some great ideas going that she shares in her inspiration post, and here is the start of her day dress.

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Daniela of On the Cutting Floor shares, “Hello, here is a sneak peek of my day and night dresses and their inspiration: I wanted to make two V-neck dresses for this challenge, so I chose the night dress inspiration from Rochas pre-fall collection. Mine will be made in ponte de roma. The day dress is inspired by the one Victoria B is using in the picture. The main fabric will be the dark blue jacquard. I have not yet decided on the other colors, though.”

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I adore the neckline of this vintage pattern that Melanie of It’s Melanie Darling is going for in her night look.  Good things are yet to come here!

Doja of Elewa blog is working on a day dress from this gorgeous jacquard.  She has a knack for finding fabric with great texture.  This one is going to be a knockout for sure!

As for me, Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This, I’m finishing up some embroidery on the bodice of a Patternreview Winter Street Dress.  I have a sleeve hack planned for this dress that I’m hoping works out.  Until then, doodle stitching it is!

The black lace bolero that I managed to enter into Patternreview’s One Yard Wonder Contest is going to be part of my night look.

How have your dresses been coming?

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 and Facebook.
    4. Check out the Pinterest boards connected to the challenge: Day Dress Fashion Inspiration and Night Dress Fashion Inspiration
    5. Enter your project here (click on the blue “Add your link” button) to win great prizes from the challenge sponsors.
    6. Grab a graphic and post it on your site:


Elizabeth is a self-taught sewist with a love for all things DIY and creative. Her friend calls her "The Fabric Manipulator" and she's always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of her sewing time in between caring for her 4 kids and husband.


  1. Wow- this is going to be great! Everyone’s looks are amazing so far!!

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      Yes! And everyone’s are so different as I expected. 5 more days!

  2. This is going to be a fabulous blog tour and I can’t wait to see everyone’s amazing dresses!

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      Me too! I think they’re going to be great.

  3. Vicky Carswell Reply

    Getting excited about my 2017 projectsand my participation in The Day and Night challenge.

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