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!