The Elizabeth Dress by ModKid Designs

Hey friends! Cassie here from Lily Shine Creates to share my latest sew, the Elizabeth Party Dress by Mod Kid Designs.

Elizabeth is the quintessential party dress with a sweetheart bodice, optional peplum and twirly circle skirt. The bodice has beautiful princess seams and an invisible zipper closure. Elizabeth is available in sizes 2-10. You can sew the hem with horsehair braid for a special occasion look. The pattern is written for the intermediate sewist and does not have the layer printing option.

I wanted to take this Elizabeth over the top so I made the dress from a burnout velvet mesh with a lilac lining. The burnout velvet is actually on black mesh, but with the lilac lining the floral velvet detail really pops!  I didn’t add the peplum because the fabric was quite busy and I really wanted to showcase the hint of velvet.

I adore the sweetheart bodice and the feminine detail of the princess seams. The pattern does not include a sleeve option but I could see adding a gathered long sleeve or even a flutter sleeve would be a super cute addition!

I didn’t have horsehair braid on hand but I did have a whole lotta tulle!!! I created a pettiskirt with a circle yoke so that the waist seam was tidy and not bulky. If you want to see my step-by-step tutorial for the pettiskirt, see my highlights on Instagram. Had I omitted the pettiskirt, this dress would have sewn up in about 2-3 hours. The directions were well written with illustrations for each step.

Elizabeth is such a fun party dress! When making a special occasion look I really love when the closure matches the fabric and style of the dress. The invisible zipper is a great finish! If you’re on the hunt for a new party style, be sure to grab the Elizabeth pattern!