This "Coffee Date Dress" pattern unselfishly shared by The Selfish Seamstress - for free!
Fabric from the bargain table at Paron's on 40th
(how I wore it today to the office - with a blazer)
When I made it:
Fall 2009 - during that famous unemployment drought of mine.
What I like about it:
Um, it's really stinking cute.
Also, it was insanely easy to make, even that fancy ruffle in front!
Unfortunately, my zipper insertion job in the back is fairly horrific, so I can't ever really wear this dress without a jacket or cardigan over it, but that's okay because it's a great basic to build outfits around.