The Date Night Dress, Take Two!

Before this pattern was released, April asked me to test it out.. you can see that post here.
Ever since then, I have been dying to make it out of this luscious Amy Butler rayon that I had in my stash (for foreeeva!) for some reason, I didn’t get around to it until last week. I am so happy I did, finally, because this is one of my favorite creations!
I changed a couple of things about the pattern… first, I took about a 1/4″ from the center to make the front “skinnier”. The first one I made gaped a little bit, so this fix helped a ton. Second, I added four rows of shirring on the back starting at the arm hole going down 1/4″ for each row. I loved this addition because it allows me to not have to wear a belt with it! 
For the slip, I used the same fabric as the dress along with 1/4″ deep red double fold bias tape. I love the pop of color the bias tape gives! The slip is one of the most awesome parts about this pattern– think of all the things you can use it for: swimsuit coverups, slips for other dresses, make it a long maxi spaghetti strap dress, etc., etc.!
The Date Night Dress, Pattern By April Rhodes // SewCaroline.com
The Date Night Dress, Pattern By April Rhodes // SewCaroline.com
The Date Night Dress, Pattern By April Rhodes // SewCaroline.com
The Date Night Dress, Pattern By April Rhodes // SewCaroline.com
The Date Night Dress, Pattern By April Rhodes // SewCaroline.com
The Date Night Dress, Pattern By April Rhodes // SewCaroline.com
Pattern: The Date Night Dress, April Rhodes // Fabric: Amy Butler Rayon // Earrings: c/o Cents of Style // Coral Necklace: Charlotte Russe (similar here) // Gold Falling Leaves Necklace: Lisa Leonard

11 thoughts on “The Date Night Dress, Take Two!

  1. Wow, you look gorgeous!! I’m sewing a dress right now, and I feel like I still have so far to go in learning to sew–I definitely wouldn’t know how to add shirring (yet!).

  2. This might be my favorite dress you’ve made! It looks like such a perfect fit. I made another date night dress out of some rayon that I haven’t blogged yet. I am so adding the shirring to it! What an awesome idea! I made a school house tunic out of this fabric last fall. After seeing your dress I feel like buying more and making something else!

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