Must have party outfits 2018
With the party season soon upon us, it’s definitely time to make plans for your handmade outfit this year. One of the cat walk and high street trends this year is high neck dresses and jumpsuits. Whether it’s collars, ruffles or pleats, high neck garments are everywhere. We’ve picked some of our favourite sewing patterns from across the brands to give you inspiration for your show stopping make this year.
Simplicity MISSES DRESSES MIMI G STYLE COLLECTION 1159
First up we have this fabulous party dress from Mimi G with it’s high cowl neck tied with a bow halter. This sewing pattern also comes with a maxi length skirt. The low cut back gives a lovely silhouette to this pattern.
McCalls PRINCESS SEAM TOP, TRUMPET DRESS AND SKIRT, AND TULIP-BACK JUMPSUIT M7540
This two piece outfit has all the wow factor with a more subtle boat-cut neckline. It also has the option to make a skirt or jumpsuit as well. The bodice has princess seams or the option of a cross over back with the jumpsuit. The skirt has a trumpet design and the jumpsuit straight legged trousers.
McCalls KNIT SWING DRESSES WITH NECKLINE AND SLEEVE VARIATIONS M7622
This trapeze style dress comes with several neckline and sleeve options. Below the model wears the high neck and cold shoulder option in a party sparkly knit fabric. This party dress has lots of swing!
McCalls MISSES’ TOPS AND DRESSES M7747
This high neck dress has a lovely romantic style with dropped shoulders, flounces up to a high neck and gathered skirt peplum. It would look great in a drapey rayon or silk fabric.
Vogue® Patterns LINED SHIFT DRESS WITH BACK DROP-COLLAR V1544
This fitted, lined dress has an invisible back zipper and dramatic collar that extends into a back tie. At the front it has a raised collar with gathers into the neckline, it’s a gorgeous statement piece especially in this pastel pink.
Vogue® Patterns FLOUNCED DRESS WITH BANDED NECK V1545
This is a close fitting, lined dress with back bodice exposed zipper. It has a striking open back and dramatic on trend flounce at the hem. It also has a cross over bodice, which meets into a raised banded neck. Perfect for a satin or crepe fabric.
Simplicity MISSES’ AND MISS PLUS 1960’S VINTAGE DRESSES
With all the retro vibes, this polo neck dress comes with sleeve and neckline variations. The block panel design lets you experiment with colours and contrasting prints.
Butterick DRESSES WITH MANDARIN COLLAR AND SKIRT OPTIONS B6483
This gorgeous vintage dress designed by Gertie has a lovely mandarin collar. It is fitted throughout the bodice with capped sleeves. Choose from either a fitted or gathered skirt.
Vogue® Patterns OPEN-BACK BELTED JUMPSUIT V1524
This jumpsuit is the perfect alternative to the little black dress. It has a close-fitting bodice with open back, buckled back band, stand-up collar and exposed separating zipper closure. The trousers are semi-fitted and have a back welt and side-front pockets with invisible zipper closure. A great addition to this jumpsuit is separate pattern pieces for cup sizes A, B, C, D for the perfect fit.
Simplicity 8426 JUMPSUIT BY MIMI G
This Mimi G Style jumpsuit is available in both misses and plus sizes with a wide leg trouser and contrast bodice with optional Peter Pan collar. Opt for contrasting fabrics or an all in one show stopper! Crepe or crepe/satin mix fabrics would be ideal for this jumpsuit.
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