Dressmaking- My Handmade Wardrobe Party Dress

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The My Handmade Wardrobe Ready to Party Dress includes two neckline styles and two skirt options, which can be mix and matched to allow you to sew the party dress of your dreams.  

The pattern features a low back neckline, princess seams, a fully lined bodice and delicate straps.  We’ve also included all-important pockets! 

Like all My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns, the Ready to Party Dress is drafted using real women’s modern measurements, and as been tested by women of all shapes and sizes.  

Payment plans are now available if you would like to spread the cost of your workshop.  Contact us for more information.


During the workshop you will learn how to:

  • Measure yourself for dressmaking.
  • Cut out a garment using a paper pattern.
  • Work with satin or other slinky fabrics
  • Line a dress bodice
  • Sew Princess Seams

What is included:

  • Use of all machines and equipment
  • Your pattern to take away
  • Tea and biscuits

Pattern fits UK sizes 10-22 (bust 82cm-125cm, waist 66cm-109cm)

What you need to bring:

Fabric- cotton poplin, sateen or another medium weight cotton, satin, brocade, triple crepe, non-stretch velvet, viscose twill

Panelled skirt version:

3.75m of 45” wide (only suitable for up to size 3 - approx UK10) or 3.5m of 60" wide for all sizes

plus 0.75m lining fabric

Wrap pencil skirt version: 

2.5m of 45” wide or

1.5m of 60" wide 

plus 0.75m lining fabric

You are welcome to buy fabrics from our range or bring your own. We recommend you pre-wash all fabrics to be used in dressmaking so please allow time for this.

There is a maximum of 4 guests in this workshop.

Suitable for: Level 4 (Beginner Dressmaker)

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