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Fatina in White with Black Pipings

Added Aug 17, 2009

by yoshimi

, Japan






I made my Fatina in white stretch cotton with fine embroideries and stripy wrinkles on it. Because I realized that the muslin in my regular size was apparently bigger than I needed, and also because my fabric has some elasticity, I cut my fabric in much smaller size (34). I also shortened the length by 6cm. I didn’t use bias strips for the armholes, but attached the facings. I have put the narrow black pipings on the armholes, collars, and hem as well.

The dress was very simple to make, but piping hems took so much patience and time. I generally enjoyed the process to finish, and am very satisfied with the result. Though pipings are optional on Fatina dress and you might barely see the tiny piping of mine at all, I like them on this dress.

Material Notes

ivory cotton with some stretch, slightly sheer.




Garment Type


yoshimi the flying squirrel

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    Aug 11, 2012, 02.05 AMby swiergoszm

    love the dress and the shoes are fierce too.

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    Aug 11, 2012, 02.05 AMby swiergoszm

    love the dress and the shoes are fierce too.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 02.44 AMby lisbeth-s

    gorgeous, very well-done!

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    Apr 16, 2010, 06.13 PMby keren

    Hi! I hope it is OK that I featured this dress in my blog! If not let me know and I will remove it.

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      Apr 17, 2010, 10.53 PMby yoshimi

      No problem!! Thanks for letting me know.

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    Feb 22, 2010, 03.36 PMby keren

    beautiful! It’s perfect.

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    Jan 18, 2010, 07.31 PMby pavlina20

    I like it, it looks nice. The piping is beautiful.

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    Sep 15, 2009, 08.46 PMby smallone

    I see lots of gumblings on BurdaStyle about this pattern being just a simple shift. Well that it may be but you have elevated that simple shift to a beautiful work of art – bravo! just goes to show what can be done with a simple pattern – love it!

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    Aug 29, 2009, 12.25 PMby kosmika

    Very very nice… the piping adds so much to this dress! delicate and well refined. The fabric is fab too :)

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    Aug 24, 2009, 08.40 PMby lauralina

    So beautiful dress ! Your patience was worth it, the piping hems give the dress this special chic style. It is really neatly done. Great choice of fabric and great work :) .

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    Aug 24, 2009, 06.56 AMby isobelm

    The piping around the hem looks great, and I like your classic colour combination of black and white. Beautifully made, as your creations always are.

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    Aug 17, 2009, 11.27 PMby pixelink

    The fabric is perfect, you’ve finished it really well, I think it’s brilliant!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 01.47 PMby buzzybee

    Well done! It looks very nice. You shortened the dress to the perfect length!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 01.39 PMby lenarrrd

    This is really pretty :) I just took apart my Fatina to make another dress because I didn’t like it in the fabric I originally tried it in – I think it looks a lot nicer in a simpler fabric like this :)

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    Aug 17, 2009, 11.49 AMby anajan

    Very nice dress, neatly done, as usual. I love the piping details, give the dress more sophisticated look.

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