View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternShakira Party Dress Christmas Dresses Quick makes This beauty by Amanda Walker is simply comprised of two nearly identical pieces that are finished with an easy neckband, and you don't need to shape the body as this is done with a tie-belt. It's perfect for party season! Login to download Pattern EssentialsFabric, 2.2m (150cm wide)Dimensions ListCustom sizedCutting GuideNote: start by taking your hip measurementDress: cut two 1.05m x (half of hip plus 80cm) rectanglesNeckband: cut one 5cm x 72cm strip on the biasBelt: cut one 12cm x 1.4m strip1.5cm seam allowance used unless specified otherwise.Sew a party frock1 Cut out all pieces according to the cutting guide. Fold one dress piece in half lengthways, right sides together, and transfer the markings onto it as indicated on the diagram, drawing the front neckline. Repeat for the second piece, this time drawing the back neckline. Cut out both dress pieces, then neaten the raw edges of the shoulder and upper sleeve.2 Lay the front and back pieces right sides together, matching the shoulder and upper sleeve seams. Pin, stitch, then press the seam allowances open. Fold the neckband in half, right sides together, then stitch across the short edge. Fold the resulting circle in half lengthways with wrong sides together and press.3 Match the joining seam of the neckline to the centre back of the neckline, lining up the raw edges and stretching the neckband slightly. Stitch around with a 1cm seam allowance, then neaten all the raw edges. Press the seam downwards so the neckband sits flush with the main dress.4 Lay the front and back right sides together. Match and pin the lower sleeve and side seams together, then stitch each in one continuous line. Trim the seam allowance to 7.5mm and neaten or clip along the underarm curve. Turn in by 3cm at both the sleeve cuffs and base hemline, press, then stitch.5 Fold the belt strip in half lengthways, right sides together, then snip each end at an angle. Stitch the raw edges with a 1cm seam, leaving a gap in the centre. Trim the bulk from the corners, then turn the tie right side out through the gap. Push out the corners, then press before slip stitching the gap closed. Other Popular Makes... Stefani BlouseGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This loose-fitting top pattern works well in virtually any fabric, but when stitched in the elegant triple crepe used by Lisa Top and SkirtGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Both boxy tops and pencil skirts can be difficult to style individually, but together they create a balanced silhouette. Amanda Sheena PantsGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Stylish and versatile, harem pants can easily be dressed up or down and this flattering design by Amanda Walker allows Ria Shift DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The real wow-factor of this garment, designed by Julia Claridge, lies in the texture and slight sheen of the stretch Adele Pencil SkirtGarments SkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the sweetest, like this figure-hugging stretch skirt by Amanda Walker. Clara Wrap DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Combining comfort and style, this lovely design by Amanda Walker features a flattering bodice with sweet cap sleeves and a PopularRecent Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Retro Mixtape Cushion Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Stefani Blouse Lisa Top and Skirt Sheena Pants Ria Shift Dress Adele Pencil Skirt Clara Wrap Dress Shakira Party Dress Annette Wrap Top Eve Dress Fabric Christmas Crackers Millie Throw Cross-over Bag Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.