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!


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.


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. I’ve really enjoyed the Challenge! Thanks so much Elizabeth for the opportunity and introducing me to new Sew Sisters.

    • elizabethmadethis Reply

      Of course! I’ve been very glad to have you be a part of this!

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