Yay!  It’s Melanie!  My co-conspirator on That Sewing Blab‘s So You Think You Can Sew competition and the queen of custom dressmaking and sweet shoes in all of Florida!  I have been so looking forward to what she’d be making for The Day and Night Dress Challenge, and her two dresses will not disappoint!  Welcome Melanie!

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.

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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.


Happy Sewing!

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



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.


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