The Polina Dress from the Testers.

The Polina dress has been released and is on sale through March 21st. Get it HERE for only $7.00! Join the FB group to get an additional 10% discount code.


The Polina Dress Pattern Release

I am excited to announce the Polina Dress pattern release! To purchase the pattern go HERE, the pattern is on sale through Tuesday, March 21st. To get extra 10% join the Coffee+Thread Facebook group to get a special code.  Scroll down for the giveaway.


I love the simplicity and the ease of vintage dresses. To me they evoke innocence and care free life. I believe that's what childhood should be. The Polina was inspired by vintage dresses of 1950s.


The dress comes in two options that can be mixed and matched. The circular skirt is perfect for twirling around, and I hear is the favorite among girls. The circular frill adds a unique touch to the dress.


The second option consists of a gathered skirt and a long frill. It's really has quite a dramatic look.


The dress has a buttonhole closure in the back as well as two options for the ties, straight and flared. . Come back later this week to see more dresses from the testers.

And no release is complete without the giveaway. Win The Polina dress pattern and 2 yards of this gorgeous Cotton+Steel fabric to make the dress. Open for anybody who is eligible to participate.



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The Ila Dress

Last summer on my trip to Ukraine I came across a super cool fabric store. I wasn't looking to purchase any fabric while I was there. Of course I visited every fabric store I knew about, but most of them carried super fancy Italian goodness that was out of my price range. I did drool over it but had enough sense in me not to part with my money. Most Ukrainians who sew make garments. Quilting is not very known or popular. The typical quilting cotton so abundant here is called American cotton there and is not widely available. But there is all sorts of garment fabric to choose from.


The Ila Dress from the Testers

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The Ila Dress Testing

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