This simply lovely ladies party dress pattern is everything the name promises: prettiness for days! It has many options allowing you to dress it up for party season, or dress it down for more casual wearing (it does make a rather delightful sun dress!). The curved neckband, fitted bodice, and full skirt are a beautiful combination of style and comfort.
Closures are buttons or snaps at the shoulders and an invisible side zip. You have three length options (short, knee, and tea length), optional layers of netting or tulle to make it extra fancy, and an optional sash with bow for waist details.
All the cleverly-designed self-finishing seams means the raw edges are neatly tucked away out of sight.
Skill Level – Beginner to intermediate
Sizes – Pattern includes ladies’ sizes XXS to 5XL. See the size chart in the gallery above.
Options – Closures are buttons or snaps at the shoulders and an invisible side zip. You have three length options (short, knee, and tea length), optional layers of netting or tulle to make it extra fancy, and an optional sash with bow for waist details.
Fabrics – You will achieve best results with light- to medium-weight wovens for your main fabrics. Good examples are cotton, linen, and satin. If you use a very heavy fabric you may find some seams bulky and/or the fit a bit tighter than expected.
Use a lightweight woven fabric for your lining.
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.
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