Day and Night Dress Challenge – Blog Tour

Hi Sewfriends!

Happy New year 2017! I wish you all Health, Love and Happiness!

I am back with my first official blog post of the Year. A couple of weeks ago I shared about the Day and Night dress challenge hosted by Elizabeth Made This. Remember that you can enter your creations for the challenge Here for a chance to win amazing prices!!

This blog tour is an amazing chance to discover other sewing bloggers! So please go ahead and pay them a visit. You will find links to their blogs at the end of this post!

So I already told you about my inspirations and pattern picks for my day and night dresses. Also, I told you that my goal was to create easily wearable pieces that were appropriate for my lifestyle. I chose to go with simple silhouettes that would look great in various occasions.

My Day dress is an animal print shift dress made using McCall’s 6465. It is my third time making this dress.

This polyester sateen fabric have been sitting in my stash for 1-2 years. It is very soft but does not breath a lot. I would not wear this dress on a hot summer day! But it is perfect for Winter, Spring and Fall.

I am absolutely in love with the way this dress falls. It has great volume without me adding anything to the skirt.

I wanted to keep the whole look bright and fun. For this reason, I paired the dress with this beautiful pearl necklace. I don’t remember where I got it from.

For my Night look, I went with a similar silhouette. McCall’s 7407 pattern was used as a base. My initial thought was to create a soft flowy dress that could be worn on a date night.

This black velvet fabric comes from my local Fabricville store. I used the pattern from the bust up and for the sleeves. Then, I redrafted the dress portion below the bust to reduce the swing of the original dress. So this allowed me to go for a dress which has a less voluminous skirt. Next, I drafted a facing for the neckline. So I was able to keep this dress looking classy. Topstitch on velvet is not very common. Velvet is a stretch fabric and it moves a lot. For this reason, it would not look neat. Also, I did not feel that finishing the neck with a band would look as neat and polished.

I love the slit detail at the base of the neck. It keeps this whole look sexy. Instead of putting a hook and eye, I decided to hand-stitch a button loop and a button. Also, hand-stitching was used to put the hem in place.

For this look, I decided to pull my hair up on one side and I paired it with a black and red necklace for a pop of color.

I had a lot of fun creating these looks!

Now it is time to check out the other bloggers on this tour and to submit you looks!


Sunday, Jan 8th: Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This, Brittany of Brittany J Jones

Monday, Jan 9th:  Maria of How Good is That?,  Tonya of Sew So Petite

Tuesday, Jan 10th: Je’Tua of Robertswife, Meg of Cookin’ and Craftin’, Melanie of Its Melanie Darling

Wednesday, Jan 11th:  Linda of Elle Gee Makes, Tee of Maggie Elaine

Thursday, Jan 12th: Bianca of Thanks I Made Them, Daniela of On the Cutting Floor

Friday, Jan 13th:  Melissa of Mahlicadesigns, Rachel of Sew Redy, Renata of Runnningnstyle, Sonja of Sewing ala Carte

Saturday, Jan 14th: Doja of Elewa blog, Judith of Judith Dee’s World, Tanya of Mrs. Hughes

Don’t forget to enter your day and night looks into the community challenge for a chance to win prizes from these wonderful sponsors:


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Talk to you soon!

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  1. Carmen

    Awesome job, girl! My favorite is the day look. It feels very young and fresh. I love your new hair, too 🙂

    • judithdee

      Thank you Carmen! I really appreciate your support 🙂 My hairstyle is all gone now, the moment water touched my hair, it went back curly lol!! Until my next flat ironing session lol 😉

  2. Tanya

    Judith! These are two very stylish and stunning looks on you! I love them both!


  4. Linda Galan te

    I love both of your dresses. I am such a fan of the swing look, and the black velvet night dress looks easy and stylish. The day look fabric is awesome too. I’ll have to pull out that pattern again…It’s so perfect for a day dress.

  5. Sonja

    Great dresses with a little 60s look with great styling and accessories.

  6. Daniela

    Lovely dresses. You look so great on both, that silhouette is perfect on you 🙂

  7. Elizabeth

    You look great in both of these dresses. I love the animal print–it’s a great silhouette on you and it looks fabulous with the orange necklace. You did a nice job handling the velvet too; the facings keep it clean looking and the little neck slit is a lovely focal point in the back. Thanks for all of your hard work Judith!

    • judithdee

      Thank you Elizabeth! I had so much fun coming with those 2 styles! And it made me go back to my accessories collection!

  8. Renata

    Hey Dee, Great job on both looks. I love how your assessories compliment each dress appropriately.

  9. Meg

    Cute! I love both of your dresses- swingy and fun!!

  10. Wanda

    I love the patterns you chose and how it shows the versatility of an easy to wear silhouette.

  11. Doja

    First of all, I’ve been meaning to comment on your hair for the longest time! It looks soooo good! OMG you must teach me how you did it!
    Secondly! High five to two awesome dresses! Your work is always so clean, nice one 🙂

  12. Rachel

    Both dresses came out great! I love that velvet look and am thinking I need some velvet in my life now! 😉

    • judithdee

      Thank you Rachel! I really had to add this velvet piece to my wardrobe! Been thinking about it for several months now!

  13. Elizabeth

    I love both of your looks! Simple, stylish and easy to wear, what could be better?! Thanks for inspiring.

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