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.

Coffee dress

For my coffee dress, I knew I wanted it to be a shirtdress. Shirtdresses are one of my favorite dress styles to make. I used Vogue 8903. I love all the views on this pattern and used View B without the front pockets for my dress. I love the finished look of it and its versatility. I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it with heels, flats and sneakers throughout the year.

For fabric I used an Olive Rayon Challis from LaFinch Fabrics. This fabric is AMAZING! Its soft, sews up great, lightweight and the drape is so beautiful. Speaking of drape, I used the same fabric from my cocktail dress and you can see more of the drape in it.

Cocktail dress

For my cocktail dress, I went with a Vintage Simplicity pattern 1059.

I made this dress once before but I love this one more. For one, I eliminated the back zipper for this version. In the first dress, I found it to be unnecessary. With such a deep v neckline, it can slip right over your head. I raised the v neckline about 2 inches to give me a little more coverage. I also shorten the hem a by 2 inches. This Burgundy fabric is also a Rayon Challis from LaFinch Fabrics.

Thanks for reading, and I can’t wait to see what other dresses get revealed for this challenge.



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?


      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 andFacebook.
      4. 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.
      5. Grab a graphic and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram:
      6. The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018



  1. Brittany, I love these dresses! I have a buttonhole sewing phobia so I bow to your shirt dress 🙂

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