Thursday, March 1, 2018

#DayandNightDressChallenge Reveal

Hello all! Again here we are at the beginning of another month, this year is flying by already!

On my last post, I informed you that I was invited to be a feature blogger in the #DayAndNightDressChallenge.  
Yesterday was my reveal day and I got to show the two dresses I made for the challenge. First, I want say a big THANK YOU to Elizabeth from for coordinating this wonderful event and supplying free fabric for the featured bloggers and vloggers in this event!


For my day dress (coffee with a friend), I used a teal Rayon Jersey knit and a teal Ruffle Poly Rayon knit from Stylish Fabric (Supplied free for featured bloggers and vloggers).  The fabric was so soft and easy to work with and because of this, the dress turned out absolutely beautiful! I had no issues with this pattern at all!  The instructions were very detailed, clear and concise!
The only problem I ran into had nothing to do with the pattern… As you can see on the picture above, The ruffle fabric is see-through! So I needed to create a slip to wear with this dress. Something light because I didn’t want to line it and make it heavier. I grabbed my TNT pattern for camisoles which is the Iconic Sammy Cami and made the slip from a black rayon jersey knit out of my stash.  The great thing about this slip is I can wear it with other dresses if needed or I can wear it alone as a slip dress!
It helped and now I have a beautiful dress that fits me nicely I can wear anytime!
Stylish Fabric also gave me a 25% off Discount Code “406Teal” for all my viewers on the beautiful Teal Rayon Jersey knit in the above photos (the ruffle fabric is no longer available)


For this dress, I had something specific in mind…so I set out to drape something on my dress form, “ Sally“.  I did it and created a muslin first which turned out really to be a “wearable“ muslin!
For my project fabric I decided to use a heathered gray, medium weight, rib knit and I decided to make it a two piece dress (top and skirt).  Thank goodness I started with the top first, because it didn’t work out like I wanted it to!  First, the fabric was too heavy for the style. Second, I wanted to add a knit cording between the shoulder band and the bodice.  I created the cording myself using an elastic cord and some of the leftover black rayon knit I used for the slip above.   Either way it was a bust!
However, I’m not going to trash it…I believe I can salvage and my plan is to make it a sweatsuit. So stay tuned for that!

Then it was back to my stash where I found this beautiful wine colored wool jersey knit. It’s been in my stash for a couple of years. I purchased it from my favorite local fabric store “Pennies“ in Sarasota.  The fabric has one inch horizontal fabric strips combined with a half inch sheer mesh strip of the same wine color. Truly beautiful and I knew as soon as I laid my eyes on it, I had found a wonderful use for it!  Since I had already fitted my drafted pattern, I knew it work with this fabric and quickly put it together.  Fortunately, just as with my coffee dress, when I snapped this picture I saw it was a little too sheer for my liking!
Unfortunately, there was nothing in my stash I could use as lining for this dress. Particularly because I wanted something in a lighter color that would show the stripes in the fabric. So I was off to my local Joanne where I found a peach color “Jetset“ which is a lightweight polyester type knit that works perfectly for my dress!
All in all, this was a wonderful challenge (and challenged me too). I am so happy I was invited to be among all of the talented  bloggers and vloggers featured in this challenge!  To see the others dresses, you can head over to or follow the #DayAndNightDressChallenge on Instagram.

This challenge was open to all who wanted to join and ends on March 5. So tell me…did you join the challenge?

Monday, January 22, 2018

The “Day and “Night” Dress Challenge 2018

I had a question posed to be a few weeks ago...

    Question: ”I’ve invited you to be a featured blogger/vlogger in the “Day and Night Dress 2018” challenge. I’d love for you to be a part of it if you can!

    My response should have been HECK YEA!! (With no hesitation!). However, silly me was more interested (at that time) in what were the rules, schedules and such! Well, once I took a look at the 2017 challenge, I knew this was a HUGE honor to be included with other very talented sewing bloggers/vloggers! (I digress! That’s what I get for not being in the know!).  So now I am introducing to you, the Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018! (Pop over and take a quick look at all the featured blogger/vloggers!)
There are quite a few sponsors with great prizes! And yes you to have an opportunity to participate in the challenge! Here are the rules:

  1. Sew two you’d wear with a friend for coffee and one you’d wear with a friend for cocktails!
  2. Let others know about it by using the #dayandnightdresschallenge on Twitter and Instagram.  Then follow the Day and Night Dress Challenge Facebook Group
  3. Keep reading the Elizabeth Made This blog for updates and follow her on Instagram and Facebook
  4. Post a picture of your day look (coffee) and your night look (cocktail) to Instagram and Facebook to enter yourself. Don’t forget to tag @elizabethmadethis and use the #dayandnightdresschallenge.
  5. Grab the graphic (above) and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram.
That’s it!  I would love to see some of you who I enjoy watching and commenting on participate in this challenge! (You know who you are! LOL!) I’m really excited and hope I have inspired you!

Happy Sewing!