White dress

White dress

I was in the sewing room, about to finish Sidra’s art bag, when I saw this white Indian cotton lying around. I’ve used some of it to make a hat and it was still about 1 metre left. And suddenly I had the urge to make this white dress.

The pattern is basically the same as this purple dress with hood , sans hood and sleeves. I put 4 buttons on the bust and added a pair of big pocket. The neckline and armholes are finished with ready-made double-gauze binding strips. Love this quick and easy project!
White dress

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  • I just discovered your blog and LOVE it. Inspiring, beautiful, fantastic. So glad I found it. I noticed you mentioned your simple shift pattern..is that available on your blog or to buy or where can I get that?
    Thanks so much.

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you! What I meant by simple shift shift pattern was any ready-to-use simple shift pattern from any pattern making company (Simplicity, Burda, etc). Then you can make the necessary alteration (pleats, sleeves, pockets) to the pattern to make a similar dress to this πŸ™‚

  • claire montgomerie

    i bought a sewing machine about a yr ago and have only used it about twice as I am just so busy. this dress has inspired me to learn to make dresses properly. i shall finish the dress i started over a year ago first, then I am trying something exactly like this…although i doubt it will be as stunning as yours.

  • Applesushi

    Such a beautiful dress and the style is lovely.
    The buttons are so cute, is it a snowflake pattern on them?

  • Suzy

    I love this! The pleat and pockets are beautiful.

  • verypurpleperson

    Thank you everyone!

    dozz, I altered a store-bought pattern to make this dress. You can use any simple shift dress pattern and add the pockets and inverted box pleats at the front πŸ™‚

  • dozz

    that is the cutest white dresss!! can you please please provide a pattern??…im sort of a newbie πŸ™‚

  • Karencilla

    ohhhh that’s sooo cute i love it!

  • mjhill

    Beautiful dress!! Very well made and I love the details you added. Good work!

  • chie

    sooo cute! i love big pockets and button detail – love your style!

  • Strachulec

    I discovered your blog a week ago and today I am going to buy some cotton for a dress. You reminded me how much I loved to sew and make stuff by myself πŸ™‚

    Thank you, greetings from Poland πŸ™‚

  • Eva Sutter

    This is so naturally beautiful. Soft as a cotton bud, stylish and well made. Bravo!