Pretty Party Dress – Ladies Party Dress Pattern

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

$10.00

  • A super stylish ladies party dress sewing pattern
  • Perfect for beginner to intermediate sewistas
  • Short, knee and tea length hem options
  • 2 optional netting/tulle layers,
  • An optional sash with bow, plain waistband or no waist detail
  • Self finishing seams
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Instant download PDF pattern
  • Ladies sizes XXS to 5XL
  • This ladies party dress is perfect for holiday parties coming up
  • This is the ladies version but it’s also available as a matching child’s pattern, Get the child’s version here.

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Description

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! 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! 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.

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.

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on our Facebook Page here.

Skill Level – Beginners to intermediate

Sizes – Pattern includes ladies sizes XXS to 5XL.  See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options –

  • Short, knee and tea length hem options
  • 2 optional netting/tulle layers,
  • An optional sash with bow, plain waistband or no waist detail
  • While not essential, the bodice on this dress is designed to be quite fitted so making a muslin is highly recommended, see gallery for more details

Fabrics –

  • Your dress & contrast fabrics need to be woven (eg cotton, linen, satin). It can be any weight however best results & fit will be achieved with light to medium weight fabric. If you go for a very heavy fabric you may find some seams bulky and/or the fit a bit tighter than expected.
  • Your lining fabric either needs to be a lightweight woven fabric (eg lining, cotton).
  • Your interfacing should be a lightweight interfacing.
  • The netting layer is optional. There are two versions of the netting. Either ‘regular’ netting (the skirt will have a slight puff), or the full netting (very full and the skirt will look like there is a petticoat underneath). Both have a 2 inch overhang under the skirt and will be seen. You can use any type of netting or tulle.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

***** This pattern is FREE for members of our Facebook Group. If you have a code for this, enter it at the checkout. To get it free, join the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mummykinsandme/ and get the code from the pinned post ****.

Reviews (10)

10 reviews for Pretty Party Dress – Ladies Party Dress Pattern

  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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