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White dress with purple piping

Added Jul 31, 2008

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






The m-sewing dress pattern (free of charge!!!).
The moment I saw the pattern I became obsessed with the dress. I used M size, but had to alter it in order to make it better fitting. I added front darts, and added darts on the back, in the neckline area, since the dress wasn’t standing close to my back and neck.
The purple trim isn’t actually piping – I used really narrow band and top-stitched it to the dress blocks. I made a small fault here, since these bands I used are rather thick and firm, while the white cotton is light and thin – that made the bulky effect. But, some ironing fixed that. However, I recommend using narrow satin bands instead.
Also, I added lining because the white cotton is rather transparent. I used really thin white cotton for the lining. All in all, I think this is a really good pattern and I will definitely use it again.

LAST EDIT: I got several messages with questions regarding printing at home the m-sewing patterns (pattern sheet is really big). The Adobe Acrobat Professional has the Tile option for printing, which cuts large paper sheet into smaller ones, that fit the A4 sheet format. I hope this will help.

Material Notes

White cotton;
Thin white cotton for the lining;
Purple band (around 7m);




Garment Type



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    Apr 27, 2011, 12.28 PMby toril

    M-sewing’s large format pattern pdfs can be converted into custom size tiles via this web page for free.

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      Apr 27, 2011, 12.41 PMby anajan

      Wow, that’s a really useful site! Thanks for posting it! And, thanks for the comment below ;)

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    Apr 27, 2011, 12.24 PMby toril

    Jednom riječju – WOW!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 09.17 AMby olyaboieru

    wow, it looks like retro wedding dress! white suits you so great!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 09.19 AMby anajan

      Hehe, a retro groom is the only thing missing in the photo? :)

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    May 15, 2010, 06.12 PMby Jodi Wade

    This is beautiful!

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    Nov 28, 2009, 11.16 PMby manuela

    WOW! The piping is really great!

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    Aug 4, 2009, 08.29 AMby tigermary

    WOW! This is so special! Love it!

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    May 8, 2009, 06.37 AMby pepeljuga

    Jednostavno, tebi sve lepo lepo stoji!!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 11.43 PMby shmuci

    odlichna haljina :) i havla za link !

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    Aug 1, 2008, 06.51 AMby lybu

    woooooow. This dress is gorgeous. It fits you perfect.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 01.58 PMby sunnyb64

    Love the criss-cross piping, it looks so classy!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 01.20 PMby camilaustral

    i saw this pattern but didn’t like it “at first sight”, but seeing yours just changed my mind, you look great!!! and free patterns are always welcome.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 11.43 AMby mirela

    Waw I love this pattern and the ribbons give it such a nice detail! Beautiful! Thanks for the link…downloading…

    Ohhh some of them are totally Burda patterns from really old magazines, but they have a huge collection! Great!http://m-sewing.com/patterns-catalog/women/dresses/blue-dress.html

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    Jul 31, 2008, 09.09 AMby carottesauvage

    Phraow! Ana! I really love those lines! It suits you perfectly! Just beautiful!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 08.51 AMby carlatv

    Very beautifull! It suites you. Now you have to show it off on a night out on the town.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 08.00 AMby Vivat Veritas

    really nice dress! very delicate. i like your choice of color too!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 07.27 AMby adgentry

    Very pretty dress and nice job on the piping! It looks great on you! I’m going to download the pattern, too – thank you for the link!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 06.47 AMby squirrellypoo

    that’s gorgeous! I’m downloading that pattern right now!!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 05.21 AMby nenasew

    Beautiful dress and it looks perfect on you. Love the pattern. Seems like it is very figure flattering.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 04.58 AMby miss-g

    Excellent work! Fits really well.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 04.42 AMby milkyway

    Uhhh what a great dress! I love the bias detail, is really nice plus you look so pretty

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    Jul 31, 2008, 04.31 AMby yoshimi

    Beautiful! It suits you so well. You’ve done great!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 04.10 AMby senasews

    wow, awesome dress. you look gorgeous in it!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 03.01 AMby toupinette

    great dress! very wrll made! good job!

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    Jul 31, 2008, 02.43 AMby sandramorim

    Very nice dress! Looks really well done, great job! Will check out the site as well…

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    Jul 31, 2008, 01.59 AMby fashion1

    a beautiful dress and it fits you very well! I must check out this site, too. thanks for the tip.

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    Jul 31, 2008, 01.53 AMby treeedom

    This is really nice and well done, I am going to have to check this site out…..

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