Maria Paula — Open Back Dress Pattern

We found your new go-to dress for summer! Maria Paula looks effortlessly chic with just the right amount of sexy. The sleeveless bodice, softly gathered midi skirt and a sensual open back give this simple silhouette a certain luster that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Crafted from our pure linen in earthy rust color, this dress looks so modern and feels good on the skin. It's such a warm color and compliments many skin tones.

You don't need to show a lot of skin to feel sexy and the Maria Paula dress is here to prove it. When you feel good about yourself and what you are wearing, especially if this something was handmade by you, it's going to reflect on the outside and make you look feminine and beautiful.

What you get with your pattern:

- Free PDF download for our registered customers.
- Print-at-home format on Letter/A4 paper.
- Layered PDF to print just the sizes you want.
- Most patterns available graded in size 0/2 to 28/30.
- Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog.
- No licensing restrictions. Sew as many as you like for yourself, your family, even your sewing business.

Pattern specifications:

Type: PDF Pattern
Design Variations:
Sizes:
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

Qty: Digital Download

Free Download

Free digital patterns are available for registered customers only.

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Brianna  profile image Beautiful!
Reviewer: Brianna

Beautiful dress! Instructions were a bit chaotic to follow but only because I'm a newbie. Jumping from tutorial to tutorial was a bit confusing but not impossible! Thank you for these lovely free patterns. I will be buying my fabric from you for the next pattern!

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Melody profile image Fun, Easy Dress!
Reviewer: Melody

The reviews saying there is no pattern just did not read the instructions on how to open it. It is very easy to access! Great pattern that is a fun quick make. Feel free to view a time lapse of my process here: instagram.com/p/B_0u9D9hrdc/ The reason I gave it four stars rather than five is the sizing felt off to me. I would recommend going based off of the finished garment measurements rather than the recommended sizing. I ended up taking mine in 8 inches after already doing the alterations I typically do.

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Rosemary profile image Lovely summer frock
Reviewer: Rosemary

Enjoyed sewing this lovely dress - techniques required were simple and nicely explained. I chose the pattern size based on the final garment measurements rather than my standard dress-size, which meant I went smaller than normal, but it worked well in this loose and summery fit.

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Brandy  profile image BEAUTIFUL PATTERN!!!
Reviewer: Brandy

Opened fine on a Mac for me, just follow the instructions on the pattern and follow the View>Show/Hide>Layers> and everything showed up fine. I can choose the sizes I want to print individually. Can also print them all to one master pattern. No issues! I got my fabric prepped and ready to cut, looks great and I'm excited to wear it!

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olivia profile image Love this design but absolutely can't access the pattern
Reviewer: olivia

I'm trying to do this on MacBook and it won't let me export to adobe. It's driving me nuts, I'm quite tech-savvy and can't figure it out...

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Oksana

Hi! Mac is usually set to open PDF files in Preview by default. So it would be easiest to download the pattern to your computer. Open Adobe and thru the Adobe menu click Open file and open the pattern file you saved - this way Preview software can't insist that it's the one that opens the file. You can email me at ask@fabrics-store.com and I will be able to walk you through the steps via email. Have an awesome day.

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Fabrics-store buyer profile image the pattern is not there only pictures!!
Reviewer: Anonymous

the download file does not contain a pattern, only pictures of the dress... does not matter if you use adobe or not!! Other patterns from this company are fine....this one is non-existent and the owner is not receptive to understanding her file is incomplete. ONCE YOU DOWNLOAD THE FILE, THERE IS ONLY PICTURES, NO PATTERN!!

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Oksana

Good morning - the pattern pieces are an attached file to the main PDF that has the pictures. Once you open the main PDF with Adobe. In the Adobe menu click View - Show/Hide - Navigation Panes - Attachments. Adobe will pop open a side panel with the attached file. Double click on the file and Adobe will open the attached pattern pieces. Hope this helps and I will email you pictures of the steps now. Have a great day

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Susan profile image Trouble downloading pattern? Try this...
Reviewer: Susan

I clicked DOWNLOAD PATTERN, then used the icon (square with arrow) in upper right of subsequent screen to COPY TO ADOBE ACROBAT. It will copy pdf and launch Adobe where you can then find the pattern under the dots on far right at top of screen by choosing ATTACHMENTS. Good luck! I have never found these downloads to be intuitive, but love their patterns and material so much I keep coming back.

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Susan profile image Trouble downloading pattern? Try this...
Reviewer: Susan

I clicked DOWNLOAD PATTERN, then used the icon (square with arrow) in upper right of subsequent screen to COPY TO ADOBE ACROBAT. It will copy pdf and launch Adobe where you can then find the pattern under the dots on far right at top of screen. Good luck! I have never found these downloads to be intuitive, but love their patterns and material so much I keep coming back.

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Fabrics-store buyer profile image unable to try pattern...download page is blank
Reviewer: Anonymous

I can D/L all other purchases....this page is blank and with lack of response from admin, I guess I wont. I have had others try it as well.... the file is broken as is my enthusiasm for this pattern

Maria Paula — Open Back Dress Pattern

This dress was my first ever linen project! I made a muslin in size medium first, and realized I could easily go down a size. The dress went together very smoothly. I used my serger to finish the seams so there would be no chance of fraying. My only changes from the pattern were to widen the belt, which I think makes the fit more flattering, and stiching the back closed for a few inches up from the waist to add a little modesty!

Posted by Michelle
Maria Paula — Open Back Dress Pattern

This pattern is amazing! I have been wanting a dress of this style for quite some time but could never bring myself to spend the money that an Etsy shop or other boutique would charge. This is my first piece of clothing I have ever sewn and only my third sewing project in my life, the other two being over two years ago. The success I had speaks to the awesome pattern and the even more incredible tutorial. First time doing binding. First time doing gathers. It came together beautifully. I think it looks professional, and I know it is because of how amazing this site is put together. I was too nervous to purchase nice linen for my first go, and used a medium weight broadcloth. I'll try some linen for my next project for sure.

Posted by Sashanna
Maria Paula — Open Back Dress Pattern

Sorry about the low quality image, it is just a screenshot from the progress video linked in my review.

Posted by Melody
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