Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

A second Coffee Date Dress from guest blogger Jessi!

Hope you all saw Jessi's super cute variation on the Coffee Date dress with a Valentine's twist!  This week, she has another look for us...

Have we made it to a second date? I must warn you, this will probably be our last "date" together. While its been fun, I've really got to move on. There are so many other patterns out there!

Once again, I used the BurdaStyle Coffee Date Pattern for this dress. As I mentioned before, the pattern is fairly easy, even for a beginner, and offers room for lots of modifications.

I added a big bow to the front and made two flounces for the tails of the bow. I was largely inspired for the bow by a blouse worn by Emma Pillsbury in the first season of Glee. I can't remember the specific episode where the top is from, but I think that the bow had a flounce detail to it...

Click here to read on and get your own big bow tutorial!

Thanks, Jessi!  Readers, click here for more Adventures with Sweetie Pie!


  1. What a cute dress! I could imagine wearing this all sorts of places :)

  2. Anonymous2/08/2011

    Very cute! The bow is a fantastic touch.

  3. Oh this dress is adorable! I love the bow! It adds so much!

  4. I tried the link for the bow and it's not working it can't find the site.

  5. All the links should be working now! The tutorial is here:

  6. I love this...i used this pattern three times when it first came favorite version was turning it into a puffed sleeve blouse with a peplum.




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