A wonderful friend gave me this fab fabric!! I know a whole bolt!!! I love it because I can use it to try new dress patterns! Can you tell how excited I am.As I was wondering around in Pinterest, I found a sewing mecca of information at the Selfish Seamstress. She loves to sew fashionable wardrobe pieces for herself. She also happens to be petite!! Which I love, I am too on the short side. She uploads free sewing projects and that is where I found the Coffee Date Dress. She has it available in different sizes however there is no seam allowance. New concept for me. I ended up redrawing the seam allowance before cutting out my templates.
This is the dress inside out, the pattern instructions calls for you to use another Burda Style tutorial called the All In One Facing. What is that you ask? It is awesomeness! The all in one tutorial shows you how to sew the raw edges of the neck line and armholes on a dress with an all in one facing. I will use this again and again with little girl dresses.
Well this was my first attempt, checking on the added seam allowance and darts. All is going well, if this dress works, I will have a basic dress pattern that I can accessorize in all sorts of ways.