I’m planning on making a dress this weekend, and here are a couple of my options:
One of my FAVORITE dresses I’ve seen online is the Coffee Date Dress by The Selfish Seamstress. Elaine May is so wonderful to share the free pattern with all of us. I love the ruffle detail, but I want a dress with sleeves, and I think for my body type I would look better with a slightly more fitted skirt area rather than the A-line that the pattern has. So I guess I’d probably find a better dress pattern for my shape and add the ruffle to it from the Coffee Date Dress pattern.
There are about a million coffee date dresses you can see online that people have made. You can go here to see a lot of them. Here are a couple that I especially like:
I think the asymmetrical ruffles are so pretty, don’t you? I think I like the shape of this dress better for me, it’s more similar to what I want to make. Do you think a wide belt would be too much with these ruffles? I’m kinda set on a wide belt, but maybe not if it’d be getting a little crazy up in there :).