Cocktail dress is a must-have item in every woman’s wardrobe since it is what to wear at any special social event, from formal to semiformal parties. This simply pretty cocktail dress sewing pattern is not just easy to go with your favourite accessories but also easy to make one yourself.
Fine cloth ( any type and color you like )
Measuring tape & ruler
Note: For this plum cocktail dress pattern, you’d better draft it on paper then put it on your fabric and cut out.
—— basic pattern line
____ dress line to cut out
The common length of a cocktail dress is knee length or tea length. You’ll see each side of this dress has 2 parts, the body part and skirt part
The front side, remember to fold your fabric.
Pleat: 2cm width, 16 cm length
The back side, remember to add 2cm for zipper line. At least 35cm zipper length.
- Sew body parts to skirt parts (I added a little pink line to the front side)
- Sew pleats
- Cut and sew braces for both front and back sides.
Attach zipper to the back side. ( Used invisible zipper ) You can find a Free sewing class on Craftsy : Mastering zipper techniques to make a perfect zipper line.
Sew body lines
Make 2 straps and attach to front side
Sew hemlines and finish xD
This cocktail dress would go well with a bright color shrug or cropped sweater when it’s getting colder outside.
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