Free Dress Patterns: Shaped Trim Dress

The FREE dress patterns are in standard sizes (S, M, L, XL) and available for download as PDF files. It is a lovely dress with V neckline and short sleeves. The dress also has an opening in the front.

This model is one of those that you can use multiple times to achieve different looks. You can make a casual dress, a cocktail, or even an evening depending on your fabric selection and the details you add.

The shape of the dress is very flattering and suitable for all type of figures.

This dress can be sewn with 1, 2, or 3 contrasting fabrics. Below are some color combination ideas:


I like Blue and black combination. A Blue dress with black sleeves will look great! I would also add white.





Using lace, mesh, or leather details will make a modern and polish dress.  I also love the white, pink and black mesh combination or white, black leather and white mesh.  So many options! The contrasting options are unlimited.


Using only one color will make a simple and elegant dress:





And my favorite idea for a complete different look is to use a front zipper (you can use Nylon Coil Zippers for this look).





I hope you like these ideas and I’m sure you that  you can come up with many more.



Free Dress Patterns


The free patterns are from m-sewing where you can find detailed instructions in how to sew this dress.

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To print, open the PDF and select 100%, poster format (depending on size, there are 18 to 28 pages to print)


Join the just created MHS Facebook group and share pictures of your handmade creations! A Surprise Pattern is available on the page files every month!


For inspiration I invite you to take a look of my Pinterest board where I pin all the Shape Trim style dresses that I like.

Follow Anabelle’s board Short Dress With Shaped Trim on Pinterest.



Please share pictures if you sew this dress.


Happy Sewing,


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