This is a pattern off of the BurdaStyle website. A very talented member (elainemay) made it in her size and had such a great response she re-sized it for everyone else to use. Her original is also called the Coffee Date Dress.
This is the first time I have not had to take at least three inches out of the upper back of a garment to make it fit. She made this perfectly and oh do I LOVE the fit.
I have been waiting for so long to use this fabric. It belonged to my grandma and I just could not force myself to use it before now. I felt funny taking the tags off of it (fabric used to come with tags like clothing does now) to get it ready to use. I am very happy with the end result.
I have added lace tape to the hem on the bottom of the dress because the fabric is a heavier weight, it is also contrasting like the stiching and zipper.