Most sewists suffer from a common affliction, the desire to make something new for every holiday, birthday, vacation or big event. Even when there is little to no time left, the sewist will attempt to sew something new to wear. Even if she must stay up well past her bed time and ignore other supposedly important things like dirty dishes, she will push on to finish that frock. New Year’s Eve is, of course, no exception. Who doesn’t want to be adorned in something fabulous when the new year arrives? If the siren call of the last minute party frock is whispering in your ear, I’ve rounded up a few of the patterns that have caught my eye this year. Happy Sewing and Happy New Year!
1. Sophia Dress by By Hand London
I bought this pattern just after Thanksgiving and I'm looking forward to making it in the new year. I love the dart lines around the bust. So chic and sophisticated.
2. McCall's M7540
This pattern comes with a cropped top, fishtail skirt and this super awesome jumpsuit. Just the thing if you're looking for some drama in your NYE outfit.
3. Simplicity 8258
This classic princess seam works for everybody. It has the option for sleeves, comes with in-seam pockets and is available in plus sizes.
4. Ida Dress by Seamwork
I love the little cap sleeves on this classic that give a nod to the power suit. I think this dress would flatter a range of ages and is great way to show off a special fabric like brocade.
6. BurdaStyle Off the Shoulder Ruffle Dress 12/2016 #123
This is a fun flirty number, reminiscent of the flapper era.
7. Vogue V1498
I love the criss-cross bodice, wrap front skirt and slim silhouette of this dress.
8. Seabell Dress by Papercut Patterns
Made up in fancy fabric the short hemline and bell sleeves will make you the belle of the ball.
9. McCall's M7429
This dress provides lots of coverage without sacrificing any of the drama. Plus it's for stretch knit fabric so you're sure to be comfortable too.
10. Leotie Midi Dress by Named Patterns
I love the dramatic neckline of this dress and the opportunity to use a contrasting fabric on the bodice.
Are you sewing anything for New Year's Eve? What's your favorite fancy frock style?