Vintage-Inspired Cocktail Dress

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Vintage-Inspired Cocktail Dress Pattern


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Sewing: Vintage-Inspired Cocktail Dress
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use Your sewing machine/serger
  • take measurements
  • work with pdf-patterns

Pattern Description:

Summer parties demand a pretty dress. This one has a circle hem in two layers, and a corset-shaped bodice. The dress is at its best when made with cotton, but You can use taffeta, satin, or even a discarded table cloth. The dress has a zipper in the back, and channels that can be used to bone the bodice.

The pattern consist of two parts: the bodice comes as an ordinary pdf-pattern in five sizes, but the hem needs to be drafted. Your download includes a pattern sheet for the bodice, and a fully illustrated tutorial on how to draft the hem of the dress in quick, easy steps, and how to sew the entire dress.

The bodice pattern includes following sizes:
34: Bust 31,5, waist 25,2, front length 10,4, back length 8
36: Bust 33, waist 26,7, front length 10,8, back length 8,4
38: Bust 34,6, waist 28,3, front length 11,2, back length 8,8
40: Bust 36,2, waist 29,9, front length 11,6, back length 9,2
42: Bust 37,8, waist 31,5, front length 12, back length 9,6

The tutorial is written in Finnish and English.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • pattern include sizes 34-42


  • at least 80" of 60" wide fabric
  • at least 1 yd of contrasting fabric
  • one zipper, 15" ->
  • a bit of bias tape to bind the top of the bodice

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing machine and a serger
  • notions You like to use when sewing
  • printer, paper and tape to put the pattern together

About Designer

About Designer

HeatherWielding on

I am a Finnish indie author and designer, self-taught seamstress with a degree and a passion to create. I run a small business in fashion, offering both unique, one-of-a-kind pret a porter garments and sewing, knitting and crocheting patterns. As the Gothic style is close to my heart, most of my designs feature elements of dark fashion.

As the environment is very dear to me, I try to include ...

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