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Purple pleated V Neck Dress

Added Aug 17, 2014

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






I had this pattern in my to-do list since I bought the burda issue. I used purple jersey, black faux leather and black knit fabric for the sleeves. The skirt was really huge so I reduced the width by 1,5 cm at each side which means 6 cm – you can see the dress before this alteration at the last three pictures. I want to try this pattern again and use woven fabric with stretch instead of jersey.
thanks for looking.

Material Notes

purple jersey, black faux leather, black knit fabric




Garment Type

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    Sep 7, 2014, 02.37 PMby Katarina Bally

    This dress is fantastic! It compliments you a lot. Great job. Your dress looks like the one from fashion week runway.

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      Sep 7, 2014, 03.06 PMby liliv-1

      Really? Thank you very much for the kind comments!

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    Aug 28, 2014, 08.23 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very nice, I like this pair of colours: purple looks mystically and suits you very much and black frames it well. And the fitting is great.

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      Aug 28, 2014, 10.35 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much!

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    Aug 28, 2014, 08.11 AMby nrobson

    Liking this a lot! Layers and pleats are so good girlfriend! :D

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      Aug 28, 2014, 09.45 AMby liliv-1

      thankyou very much my dear nadia r

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    Aug 26, 2014, 08.29 AMby kat034

    That’s a very beautiful dress liliv! I love the colour very much!

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      Aug 27, 2014, 04.53 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much, I’m glad you like it!

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      Aug 27, 2014, 05.14 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much, I’m glad you like it!

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    Aug 23, 2014, 07.34 PMby rita61

    Great colour combination, and awesome leather touch. You have styled it so nicely !! I liked this design since I first saw it as well. I am actually glad to hear there is room in the skirt :-)

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      Aug 23, 2014, 09.59 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much for the lovely comments rita. Yes there is a lot of room in this skirt especially at the front.

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    Aug 23, 2014, 12.28 PMby yenny lee


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      Aug 23, 2014, 05.02 PMby liliv-1


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    Aug 20, 2014, 02.13 PMby KristenPW29

    Rock It!

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      Aug 20, 2014, 04.13 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you!

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    Aug 19, 2014, 08.19 PMby Madcinderella

    Looks GREAT on you and I love that outfit! :D

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      Aug 19, 2014, 09.04 PMby liliv-1

      I’m so glad you like it, thank you!

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    Aug 19, 2014, 06.42 AMby izbott

    Oh it’s very cool ! Nice mix with fabric . :-).

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      Aug 19, 2014, 11.51 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you:-)

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    Aug 18, 2014, 02.40 PMby kisses

    Love the combination and you look nice it in Liliv!

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      Aug 18, 2014, 03.16 PMby liliv-1

      thank you very much kisses

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    Aug 18, 2014, 01.37 PMby A Sewing Architect

    Love it!!

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      Aug 18, 2014, 03.16 PMby liliv-1

      I’m glad, thank you!!

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    Aug 18, 2014, 03.29 AMby Zsuzso

    Awesome dress you look fab in this as well !

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      Aug 18, 2014, 06.08 AMby liliv-1

      thank you very much Zsuzso !

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    Aug 17, 2014, 08.37 PMby schnui

    WOW Liliv, this dress is fabulous. Colour blocking these 2 fabrics and using the leather to tie them together is so clever. You look great in this dress too.

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      Aug 17, 2014, 09.12 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much dear.

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    Aug 17, 2014, 08.03 PMby kabunta

    Looks like a really fun dress to wear!

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      Aug 17, 2014, 09.12 PMby liliv-1

      It is! Thank you!

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    Aug 17, 2014, 07.23 PMby Tzai

    Ωραίο φόρεμα, έχεις αρχίσει ήδη να ραβεις τα χειμωνιάτικα σου :)

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      Aug 17, 2014, 09.13 PMby liliv-1

      ευχαριστω, ναι εχω αρχισει εδω και καιρο γιατι το χειμωνα δεν εχω και τοσο πολυ χρονο για ραψιμο:)

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    Aug 17, 2014, 07.20 PMby Mary Athey

    Iiliv this is such a Gorgeous dress. I just love the purple and black. You look fabulous x

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      Aug 17, 2014, 09.11 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you Mary, I had to try this pattern too xx

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    Aug 17, 2014, 04.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh, my! I love it Liliv ♥ You look so stunning in this one!! Why don’t we go out and have Fun?? :-))

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      Aug 17, 2014, 06.59 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much ♥

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    Aug 17, 2014, 03.23 PMby saxsilverain

    i’ve just been thinking of giving this pattern a try as well! yours look so gorgeous, i love how you combine the deep purple colour with black! <3

    so would you recommend trying 1 size smaller if i use a super stretch fabric, or just do it with normal size? i haven’t dared yet to cut the fabric because of this dilemma! :(

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      Aug 17, 2014, 04.14 PMby liliv-1

      It’s a great pattern but it is too big, if the fabric is super stretch you could go more than one size smaller! But to be safe I would recommend to do the same as I did ie trace your normal size and fit it on your body. Thanks a lot for the lovely comments and good luck!

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    Aug 17, 2014, 02.52 PMby Bbtiny

    I never really liked that pattern but now when I see your dress I feel like sewing it! It is gorgeous! I like the colors and it suits you more than perfect! I love it!

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      Aug 17, 2014, 04.09 PMby liliv-1

      I’m glad you like it, thank you!

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