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Dress patterns edit: Christmas party

Our diaries are filling up fast and that can only mean one thing… The party season is upon us! It’s finally okay to mention Christmas and to start thinking about where you’re going to be for the holidays and more importantly; what are you going to wear?!?

Do you want to go for a more casual look or do you want to go all out? It is time to gather some festive inspiration! We’ve listed some great looks below that we think you’ll love and we can’t wait to see what you are going for.

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Pattern: Simplicity 8330.

Go all out in this gorgeous open back mermaid style gown or choose a classic little black dress. This sleeveless halter dresses can be made short, long with a leg slit or with a mermaid tail of tulle. All styles feature an invisible zipper and a button and loop closure on the neck band.

Pattern: McCall’s 7635.

Are dresses not really your thing? A beautiful pair of trousers paired with a stylish jacket can be just as festive! This pattern includes a fitted top, pull up trousers, a loose fitted jacket and even a cocktail dress if you wish to mix and match for different occasions.

Pattern: New Look 6540.

You can never go wrong with a classic shift dress. This pattern features darts, ruffled sleeves and the option to add a lace overlay. Adding lace is the perfect way to add the WOW factor to a simple dress!

Pattern: Simplicity 8047.

This lovely princess seamed dress with an overbodice is something you will wear over and over again. The princess seams make the dress easy to fit and the pattern even comes with different pattern pieces for cup sizes B to DD.

Pattern: Vogue 1506.

This eye-catching semi-fitted sleeveless jumpsuit is perfect for a Christmas party! It features a front zipper closing and the front extends into the back collar. Make it in a sequinned fabric to go for the maximum amount of sparkle, but it would be equally lovely in a more subtle fabric.

Pattern: Butterick 6094.

This vintage inspired dress by Patterns By Gertie for Butterick is absolutely stunning! Apart from this flared skirt which can be worn with a petticoat underneath, the pattern also includes a fitted straight skirt. Isn’t the back of this design amazing!

Pattern: Vogue 1405.

This wrap dress is easy to style for the festive season, it is easy to make and comfortable to wear. The mock wrap front bodice extends into the back collar and is draped around the midriff. It is designed for knitted fabrics and closes with an invisible zipper.

Pattern: Butterick 6495.

Do you want to look incredibly stylish this festive season? But also want to feel incredibly comfortable? What better why to do this than to make yourself some secret pyjamas! This fantastic jumpsuit is made in a knitted fabric and the pattern includes a top, a dress, this jumpsuit, a jacket  and a pair of straight trousers.

Pattern: McCall’s 7832.

This fitted dress with lantern sleeves is bang on trend this season. But if these sleeves aren’t for you, the pattern also features two other stylish sleeves and it includes separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes to make fitting very easy.

Pattern: Vogue 1460.

This wonderful dress is made for medium weight knitted fabrics. It has a fitted lining with a blouson bodice, a slightly raised front neckline extending into the sleeves and shoulder pleats. The close-fitting skirt closes with an invisible back zipper and the hem features a slit.