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The Day Date Dress


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The Day Date Dress
The Day Date Dress
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As the clock reminds you that it's almost noon, you have butterflies in your stomach. You couldn't be more excited because today you're debuting The Day Date Dress to your sweetheart. With the hem falling just below the knee and the cinched waist emphasizing your hourglass shape, you feel confident in this classic silhouette. It's incredible that last weekend you were able to learn how to sew a dress that looks this retro-chic. The doorbell rings and you grab your satchel and sunhat, ready for the day in your new DIY dress. This free sewing tutorial requires 2 yards of fabric or more or a light-weight knit fabric.

Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: Weekend project

Sewn by: Machine




For more vintage sewing projects, check out 54 Retro Free Vintage Sewing Patterns


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hi my first time i do not seem to to able to download this lovely dress pattern help the day date dress

Oh my goodness! This dress is retro chic at its finest. I have always had a fondness for this style, as I think it is flattering on most body types. This very much puts me in mind of something that Princess Kate would wear to an event. I think that I will be bribing my sewing-talented Aunt in the very near future to sew me this gorgeous dress!

I wil download the pattern the day date dress.

How do we download pattern?

Hi sarahfurlin, this is a tutorial for how to make the dress, not a sewing pattern. Thanks!

This dress is so classy! I love the peter pan collar and the fact that it gives off a retro/vintage vibe without looking too much like a costume.

Help! i'm new to this website, would anyone be able to advise how to download the pattern? Thanks heaps!

Got it!

Hi Anita, just wondering if you could share how you were able to download the pattern. thanks

This dress is such a chic vintage style! It reminds me of an Audrey Hepburn movie.

I love how this dress would be flattering on a lot of different body shapes. It's such an effortless and stylish look.

This is a very lovely dress to use for dress or casual. Simply elegant. I love you used an old shirt for the pattern. I always say I am going to use something for a pattern and forget too and give it away. And this looks so super easy. Thanks. Have you tried it in anything other than knit?

This is such a classic, gorgeous dress! I love the length of the sleeves and the dress itself. I can't wait to try this out!

Are knits an absolute requirement when using this pattern?

What an inspiring way to create dresses out of our existing shirts that flatter us. You can follow the pattern to a t, or let it inspire you to create something completely different. Thank you!!!! I love it!!!!


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