Pretty Party Dress – Ladies Party Dress Pattern XXS to 5XL

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)


Perfect for all those holiday parties coming up, the Ladies Pretty Party Dress PDF Sewing Pattern has lots of options so you can dress it up or down! Pattern includes sizes XXS to 5XL.

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Pattern Details

Pattern Details

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

This beautifully finished dress is fully lined with:

  • Short, knee and tea length hem options
  • 2 optional netting/tulle layers,
  • An optional sash with bow, plain waistband or no waist detail,
  • Closures are buttons/snaps at the shoulders and a side invisible zip – perfect for nursing Moms who need to open the dress up, or for getting it on without messing your hair up!

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

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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.

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Reviews (10)

10 reviews for Pretty Party Dress – Ladies Party Dress Pattern XXS to 5XL

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Becky Jensen Tanner (verified owner)

    Not to be intimidated! It may seem extreme because of the gorgeous outcome, but the tutorial is fantastic and the each part of every step has multiple explanations. It is possible for a beginner to be pleased with the outcome of their dress when using this pattern.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachel Pooch (verified owner)

    There are so many options, from skirt length, to fullness, to colour way options -with sash, contrast neckband, different bodice/skirt colour. Extremely versatile and suitable for many occasions. Perfect party dress for mummys and daughters.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Glenda Morrow (verified owner)

    If you want casual/formal mommy & me dresses-this is the pattern to sew!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leanne Miller (verified owner)

    The instructions are very clear and easily understood. There are lots of options, contrast yokes, bodice, skirt, which I like. Everyone wants to get more for their money so having options for tulle and different options for layers of tulle is good. Not everyone wants to have layers that makes the dress more poofy. The finish is great which is often neglected.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Ballou (verified owner)

    This is such a great pattern for matching mommy and me dresses! I’ve never made myself a dress and it was so much fun. I really loved the whole process. The tulle was fun. It can be as fancy or as casual as you want it to be depending on your fabric and underlining choice and the end result is so professional and beautiful.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jill Boehm (verified owner)

    You will not be disappointed! It is the perfect go-to party dress. I loved how the inside is just as great as the outside. It makes me feel feminine and pretty.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole Remig (verified owner)

    This dress is so versatile. Dress it up with the netting and fabric choices or dress it down with a light floral in cotton. The modest and classy lines will make this a staple for years to come!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacara (verified owner)

    Do it! You wont regret it!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Valerie Dufort (verified owner)

    The tutorial is fabulous as usual full of details and I love that it appeals to the most advanced sewer with the cheat sheet and to every beguinner with the extensive tutorial. But by reading the whole tutorial I think everyone will learn something because it is filled with tips and tricks and everyone loves that! I think that sewing a party dress can be a little intimidating but the pattern is so well drafted and instructions so detailed I think everyone can succeed. Plus they can practice a few techniques by trying the child version before commiting to the adult one.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Courtney Wandell (verified owner)

    The options are so great!

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What you'll need

Sewing level: Intermediate

Sizes included: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

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.