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
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!
The theme for this year is Coffee and Cocktails. I don’t drink either, but I do think my dresses meet the challenge. I guess I can substitute both for Cranberry juice. (Insert smiley face)
Pattern: Auberley Dress by Blank Slate Patterns. I was extremely nervous due to it being my first PDF pattern, but once I got started it was a breeze. I did cut a size up just in case the pattern ran small. I cut a size 14, when I usually cut a size 12. I think it worked out fine. The instructions are very simple yet detailed enough so that you aren’t left to guess the next step. I do foresee more of these in my near future.
Fabric: Stylish Fabric (IG: @StylishFabrics)
Off White with Mauve Flowers on Rayon Challis Fabric
I love the flow and drape of this fabric! I don’t drink coffee, but I will wear this on a day out for a stroll around the mall.
Did I mention that this dress has attached ties? How convenient for the different sizes and shapes of all women.
Cocktail (Smoothie for me!) Dress:
Pattern: Dashing Dress by Ellie and Mac Patterns (*affiliate link*). When I saw the collar to this dress, I just knew that it would be a winner. I had to make the pattern my own by adding a sash. I thought the contrasting piece on the sash really brought the extra , and I love being EXTRA…LOL. I just want to mention that this dress is one of the easiest patterns that I have sewn. I do plan to make different versions of this dress. One thing I will do differently is to lengthen the skirt. It was a little too short for my comfort (key word: MY).
Fabric: Stylish Fabric (This fabric was wonderful and they shipped FAST!)
Black and White Tribal Print Geometric Ponte Roma
Mustard 60″ Rayon Nylon Spandex Stretch Heavy Ponte Roma FabriC
SKU: 3010- MUSTARD
The Peter Pan collar makes this dress different from the rest. It’s a winner in my book.
Please note the contrasting piece on the sash. I made the dress and felt something was missing. I believe I guessed correctly!
Thanks for the opportunity and I hope you are enjoying the Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018!
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?
- Sew some dresses!
- Let other people know about it. Use #dayandnightdresschallenge on Twitter and Instagram and follow the Day and Night Dress Challenge Facebook group.
- Keep reading here to find out the latest. Follow Elizabeth Made This on Instagram andFacebook.
- 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.
- Grab a graphic and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram: