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Pippa white dress

Added May 25, 2011

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






This is a dress made of stiff, thick polyester. I love working with polyester because it is light, easy to cut, easy to sew, does not crease and easy to wash and dry. There are, of course, disadvantages (such as cannot be worn when it is very hot outside) but there we go, it’s never too hot where I live.

I made this dress with my own pattern and I think I will try it again in a print fabric. The fabric itself is very old, at least 30 years old. It was definitely purchased in the 70s, in fact just like the fabric for the red and white deux piece I posted.

The photos illustrate the pattern very well, I believe the square neckline make it actual and elegant, although the fabric is not very pretentious.

Like other projects made from this fabric, fitting is excellent because of the stretch!

No zips or buttons!

I called the “Pippa” white dress :-)) because of the now famous rear in “that” white dress.

Material Notes

Thick, retro polyester, embossed pattern look




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Dec 26, 2011, 01.06 AMby Dayrar1983

    wow, simply elegant. I love this dress. I would love to make this dress.

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    Nov 28, 2011, 11.24 PMby wildcatspow

    This looks great! Really lovely!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 09.07 AMby poppykettle

    Love it! Great fit too :)

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    Jul 26, 2011, 12.41 AMby vasgarcia

    This is beautiful!

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    May 28, 2011, 03.38 PMby domestic-divaonline

    I agree with everything you said about polyester. It also makes crisp lines. Really nice style and fit!

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    May 27, 2011, 11.10 PMby cantare

    You look lovely! White will be the new black for some time :)

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    May 27, 2011, 12.17 PMby pamchar

    The white fabric gives a sexy look to that simple dress and it suits you very well. I like it!

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    May 26, 2011, 08.10 PMby Irina Schwab

    I never expected this response to this dress, I was so surpised! If anyone wants to make it, I promise I will try to post the drawing/pattern to assist.

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    May 26, 2011, 12.11 PMby northwestisbest

    Looks great!

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    May 26, 2011, 11.49 AMby Dee Durrant

    This is a very flattering dress on you….I’d love a no zip/no button dress! You’ll have to post the pattern.

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      May 26, 2011, 04.21 PMby tinapickles

      I second that! Please post the pattern information! This dress is too, too cute!

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      May 26, 2011, 08.07 PMby Irina Schwab

      Many thanks for your comments. I will post the pattern, I have never posted a pattern, I will either make them from paper and scan or make a drawing.

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    May 26, 2011, 11.01 AMby hdk100

    What a fab dress! White is always such a statement, I love it!

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    May 26, 2011, 06.44 AMby ladylazarus85

    great dress! hope you post the pattern, love the shape and the neckline. would definitely wear this myself :-)

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      May 26, 2011, 08.08 PMby Irina Schwab

      As above, I will try my best to see how I can post a pattern, never posted one before!

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    May 26, 2011, 04.36 AMby magdamagda

    I’m a fan of “no zips no buttons” when possible! You put this cloth to such good use! Congrats on a great fitting pattern= great dress!

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    May 26, 2011, 02.12 AMby laha5822

    Love this! I also loved Pippa’s dress and agree… no cause for poor reaction. Great work on this!

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    May 26, 2011, 12.41 AMby Irina Schwab

    Thanks, Leah. In fact I made it long time before the Royal wedding, there is no connection, really, and no source of insiration from that direction! Funny enough, I found Pippa’s dress quite pretty and decent, I do not understand the whole reaction.

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    May 25, 2011, 08.28 PMby leahfranqui

    So nice! And much less scandalous then the original….

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