Five patterns to make your own party dress

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Photo credit: Sew Over It
Photo credit: Sew Over It

We’re officially heading into party season, and if you’re stuck for something to wear and don’t want to buy fast fashion, Sew Over It has the solution.

The UK’s leading sewing community has shared five patterns with Prima, so you can join with the millions of others in the UK who love making their own clothes.

Founder Lisa Comfort, who launched the brand in 2011, said, “I wanted to pass on my passion for sewing through Sew Over It and encourage more people in around the world to pick up a needle and thread.”

We’re huge fans of sewing here in the Prima office because it’s fun and sustainable. Creating your own capsule wardrobe of timeless classics you’ll wear again and again is so rewarding, and by making bespoke pieces you can be sure you get the best fit.

Why not have a go at making the following over the next few weeks:

Pattern One: The Georgie Dress

This pattern is a long-sleeved knit dress that features a flattering wrap-over bodice with the choice of a ¾ circle skirt (ideal for heavier knits) or a gathered skirt (great for lighter jersey fabrics).

Photo credit: Sew Over It
Photo credit: Sew Over It

Pattern Two: The Betty Dress

Super flattering for all figures, this dress nips you in at the waist and flaring out to a full circle skirt. Make Betty fit for a winter party by getting the Add-on Pack which includes ¾ length sleeves and two neckline options.

Pattern Three: The Grace Dress

Grace is a fabulous party dress that has an optional waist tie that can be tied into a bow at the front or back. You can make it sleeveless or with cap sleeves, and the pattern includes pockets!

Pattern Four: Pussy Bow Blouse

If you prefer separates, this top can be made in silk or sheer fabric to elevate this classic blouse to party-wear. Wear it loose over fitted trousers for a relaxed look, or tuck it into a pencil skirt for the office.

Photo credit: Sew Over It
Photo credit: Sew Over It

Pattern Five: The Roxy Jumper

Made in a sparkly fabric this jumper can make any outfit festive. Wear it with jeans for a low-key Christmas gathering or pop it over your favourite dress to stay cosy at any party.

And if you're looking for a new sewing machine or want to invest in your first one, keep an eye on the Black Friday sewing machine deals currently on the market.

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