Pretty Party Dress – Girls Party Dress Pattern newborn to 12 years

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 14 customer ratings
(14 customer reviews)


Perfect for all those holiday parties coming up, the Child’s Pretty Party Dress has lots of options so you can dress it up or down!

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Pattern Details

Pattern Details

Perfect for all those holiday parties coming up, this girls party dress pattern has lots of options so you can dress it up or down!

This beautifully finished dress is fully lined with:

  • 2 optional netting/tulle layers,
  • An optional sash with bow, plain waistband or no waist detail,
  • Closures are buttons/snaps at the shoulders so it’s easy on / easy off

All the seams are cleverly designed to be self-finishing or hidden. This means all the raw edges are neatly tucked away out of sight. No overlocking or serging required. That said, if you have a serger, tips are included for when and where to use it if you wish to.

The pattern is trim-free, comes in A4 or US letter size, and has layers in the PDF so you can print only the size/s you want.

This is the child’s version but it’s also available as a matching ladies pattern so you can even do matching “Mommy and Me” dresses! Get the ladies version here.

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Reviews (14)

14 reviews for Pretty Party Dress – Girls Party Dress Pattern newborn to 12 years

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amber Rivera (verified owner)

    You need this.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Meg Lane Grant (verified owner)

    It’ll become you new favorite go to pattern. My daughter doesn’t want to take it off! Loved the way it turned out and cant wait to try the adult version for myself!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathie Jones (verified owner)

    I liked the layers of the skirt and the full lining. It always makes for a well made, well laying, high-end looking garment. This is a beautiful and adaptable pattern that can readily dressed up or down for dressy or casual occasions. It will easily become a dress staple of my daughter’s wardrobe.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lauren Whitney (verified owner)

    You won’t regret it! It’s classic, and beautiful, and quite easy to make!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kayla Mattinson (verified owner)

    You can play this dress up, or down. Make a simple day dress, a dress for church, or a fancy party dress. It is seriously wonderful.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Doughty (verified owner)

    Its so gorgeous and forgiving! You can mess up but because of the way it all comes together you can hide a lot of mistakes and no one would ever know! It looks super hard and complicated so people think you are an amazing seamstress but really it’s simple, fast, and easy!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alisa Kozak (verified owner)

    It is a beautiful fully lined dress with very professional finishes.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kellie Padilla (verified owner)

    It’s a relativity easy sew with stunning results which makes it a desired pattern to sew for years to come for those special occasions.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda Brine-Zamora (verified owner)

    Definitely purchase this pattern. The dress itself is just sweet and a delight. Its very classy and elegant depending if you add tulle or not. I would tell them that even a novice or experienced seamstress could put this together as the instructions as perfectly clear and concise. There is nothing that you would need to google here, as everything is provided and backed up with picture perfect imagery. And best of all…….Mummy and Me dresses, who doesn’t love those!!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessica Lemley-Carballo (verified owner)

    I loved sewing the yoke. It was a bit like origami, I wasn’t sure it was going to turn out. I followed the instructions exactly (with lots of pinning) and voila, a beautiful dress emerged. The pattern is adorable and very easy to follow. You can truly customize this dress to your heart’s desire. A beginner would have the most success with cotton fabric and regular netting.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anita Prins (verified owner)

    Go for it! I loved to make the bodice and lining. The lining makes it so professional!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gaëlle Schultz (verified owner)

    Justst by playing with netting and fabric choice, you can obtain very different styles! From classic to very princess like. Plus it comes in womens sizes as well. And I love the fact that you added a simple belt version! When I get round to making one for myself, I’ll go for that 🙂

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brittany Perkins-Ehrich (verified owner)

    Directions are very clear. I impressed myself that I could make a dress with lining and a yoke – neither of both have I done before.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danielle Rutter (verified owner)

    Get it! It’s easy to follow, fairly quick to sew, and results in an adorable dress!

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What you'll need

Sewing level: Intermediate

Sizes included: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2 years – 3 years, 3 years – 4 years, 5 years – 6 years, 7 years – 8 years, 9 years – 10 years, 11 years – 12 years.

Time required: approx 2-4 hours depending on your ability

Fabric requirements: 2 ¼ to 2 ½ yards of dress fabric (light to medium weight woven fabric), 2 ¼ to 2 ½ yards of lining (woven), 1 yard of contrast fabric, and an optional 2-4 yards of netting (amounts vary depending on the options and dress length you choose).

Notions: ¼ yard interfacing, 2-4 buttons or snaps / poppers, 14 or 16 inch invisible zip (depending on size).

Tools required: sewing machine, pins, scissors, tape measure

The Small Print


Every pattern we make has been tried & tested first by our team, then by specially selected pre-testers, then by a group of up to 50 different sewers of different abilities, ages, sizes, shapes, body types, and experience levels.

We literally spend hours designing, testing and checking the pattern to make sure it works and the instructions are easy to follow. Hopefully you’ll love the end result as much as we do! But, if for any reason you don’t, please get in touch so we can help.


This pattern can be used to make beautiful little garments for personal use, or can be made in limited quantities to sell. You can only sell the finished product; you cannot sell the pattern or these instructions. We’d love you to include a credit to as the pattern designer when you make garments from the pattern to sell, but it’s up to you.


As soon as you have paid you will receive a link to download the pattern, so you can get started immediately if you like. Note, this is a digital, download-only pattern. You will not receive a physical copy in the post.