Formal Wear: Sewing How-To and Sewing Pattern Kit

A collection of formal men and women's sewing patterns as well as a couple of informative how-to videos.
SKU: R2470

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Have a formal wear occasion coming up, and want to impress with a dress that you made yourself? This kit contains 6 lovely women’s dresses and 1 classy men’s blazer sewing pattern. New to sewing formal wear? Not to worry, because this kit also includes 2 videos on how to sew 2 of these formal dress patterns from start to finish. The pattern styles included have a range of style silhouette and hem lengths so your options are open. Making formal wear can be intimidating, but also extremely rewarding when your project is complete.

See everything included in the kit below:

Hourglass Lace Gown
PDF Pattern

Create the illusion of a sheer dress and an exaggerated hourglass figure with this intricate dress. A mix of black crepe and luxurious lace creates magic with curving side panels, long sleeves, and a revealing neck and back. Bustier cups and ruching along the bodice finish the femme fatale look.

Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
PDF Pattern

Long sleeves balance out the plunging neckline and cinched waist of this beautiful silk gown. This timeless style ties at the back and looks stunning at formal events.

Men’s Blazer
PDF Pattern

If he likes the casual look of an unbuttoned jacket, he’ll love this blazer. The single button closure and rounded lapels hang slightly open to give this jacket a modern look.

Princess Dress
PDF Pattern

Hello princess! This style is a real fairy tale dress made from pearl pink shot taffeta. The wide skirt swings down below the fitted bodice with beautiful inverted pleats. A perfect dream for dancing…And another lovely little advantage is the dress camouflages broad hips.

Romantic Maxi Dress
PDF Pattern

Indulge in a romantic dress with a flowing full skirt. This piece has a revealing sweetheart neckline with fluttery cap sleeves and a slim bodice. You’ll look and feel like a princess!

Spaghetti Strap Party Dress and Over Dress
PDF Download

Flirt the night away in this sassy little party dress with both under and over dress. Stretch duchesse cut on the bias hugs every curve, and the pointed corset top flatters your bust and shoulders. It’s the perfect dress for all occasions! Sew the overdress is a sheer fabric to let the under dress shine through.

Vintage Dress
PDF Download

This lovely dress features a draped back, shoulder ribbon ties, and is made in a luxurious velvet. You could even lengthen the hemline to the floor for a dress fit for a fancy gala. Or you could make it in a floral print for a more casual day-dress.

Long Sleeve Maxi Dress How-To Sewing Video
Video Download

In this video, sewing instructor Becky Mackinnon will teach you how to sew the gorgeous BurdaStyle Long Sleeve Maxi Dress from start to finish. This empire style dress is both universally flattering and unique, nipping in at the waist with crossover ties to create a stunning silhouette.

Romantic Maxi Dress How-To Sewing Video
Video Download

IIn this video, Becky MacKinnon will guide you through each step of the construction of BurdaStyle’s Romantic Maxi Dress. Throughout the sewing process, you’ll learn a number of valuable dressmaking skills and finish with your very own unforgettable summer dress!

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SKU R2470
Product Type Kit
Author/Designer BurdaStyle Editors
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