Today I’m welcoming JeT’ua of Life of Robertswife. I’m so glad she’s a part of this challenge for the third year now. I particularly love her contribution to last year’s challenge as well as some of her lovely dresses like this fabulous tie-dye day dress. I’m passing the mic to Je’Tua!

My dress of choice

Hey Yall! I’m elated to participate in the Day and Night Dress Challenge again! This year’s challenge was to take a dress that has been just hanging around in our closet, desperate for attention.

 The dress that I chose has been in my closet for about 2 years. It is Butterick 5030. This dress was created specifically for the Easter Spring Dress Challenge in 2017. I have worn the dress maybe 2 times since it was created. I hadnt worn it as much because I know I wanted to change the closures….which i still have to do.

Describing my style

If I could describe my style in 4 words, they would be: Modest, Elegant, Feminine, and Classic.  When I choose a new garment to create, I look for the statement that it will make once worn. I want it to be simple, and effortless. My closet is full of beautiful dresses and skirts that emphasizes these 4 words.

As I chose the dress for this challenge, I wanted to be consistent in portraying: modesty, elegance, femininity and class. I even sought the help of my husband. I had my choices down to 2 dresses, but I think I did well with Butterick 5030.

Day Look: Homeschool Chic

My everyday look has to be an effortless, yet feminine look. I paired Butterick 5030 with a pink tank, a pair of skinny Jean’s, and pink pumps. As a homeschool mom, I want to get cute as quick as possible. It’s easy to pull on a pair of jogging pants and a tee, but an effort needs to be made so that we dont forget who we are. 

I used the dress as a Kimono/Cardigan. It’s perfect for spring with the 3/4 length sleeves.The pink pumps paired with the silver clutch gave just the feminine touch to finish the look.

Night Look: date night!

In creating my Night Look, I merely envisioned a Date Night with the Most Handsome Man I know, my husband. I wanted a look that wouldnt take too long to get together. I’m always told I take a rather long time in getting dressed.

I can even admit to changing outfits after getting dressed. I accessorized with a Paparazzi jewelry set and my Anniversary gift, a Brahmin purse. I also have on heeled sandals with provide a comfortable, cute look. They are just the right height, where my feet wont hurt if we decide to take a stroll afterwards.

Takeaways from this year’s challenge

I loves this year’s challenge. It brought out creativity that I didn’t know I had. I see many women in fashion and often admire their styles, when I could have just done the same with what I had. I usually give away or throw away clothing, but now I will definitely take on a new approach.

Thanks Je’Tua! There’s lots more Day and Night Dress Challenge happening around here. Don’t miss how Anita and Meg are remixing their old dresses.


  1. Find your lonely dress in your closet! Sew up 2 extra pieces to coordinate with your dress for a day look and a night look.
  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 newly styled dress and extra pieces in your day look and your night look to Instagram to enter yourself.  Don’t forget to tag me @elizabethmadethis and use the #dayandnightdresschallenge.
  5. Grab the graphic below and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram:     


  1. I love the idea of using a shirtdress as a long layering piece! It’s a really cool casual look.

  2. It was a pleasure to read about your contribution. Such lovely material and styling. Elegant and classy. Thank you for taking part and inspiring me

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