Classic KIWI Party Dress Nb-12 years

(7 customer reviews)


****This listing is for the PDF pattern only, not the garment****

Everyone needs a party dress, and this pattern has so many options that you can make a Sunday best or an everyday play dress.  It’s almost the only dress pattern you will ever need.

Options included are:

4 Necklines
~ High neck
~ Scoop neck
~ Sweetheart neck
~ V neck

3 Back options
~ Classic (high)
~ Cut out
~ Scoop

5 Sleeve options
~ Flutter,
~ Integrated Cap
~ Short

~ Long
~ Ruffle with split bodice

Skirt options

~ 3 widths (everyday, party, something spectacular)
~ 3 lengths (above knee, tea, maxi)

~ Embellisments ( horizontal folded tucks and contrasting tucks)

Sizes nb – 12 years

This pattern is classed as a Advanced Beginner – and has a few techniques that are not included in most patterns such as button holes, fully enclosing a bodice and the accent on the skirts.

A fully illustrated, easy to understand tutorial is provided.


This pattern contains the following
~ 36 pages of tutorial and tester photos
~ 27 pages of pattern with a list of what pages to print depending on the options you want to make.

Materials you will need:

Main Fabric ~ Woven fabric such as satin, poplin, quilting cotton, homespun etc

Lining ~ a lighter woven is best


~ 4-6 buttons or KAM snaps

~ Scissors

~ Rotary Cutter & Mat

~ Sewing machine

~ Overlocker (optional)

This pattern has been designed by LittleKiwisCloset, is for personal use and can be used in small scale by small home businesses. If you do create items to sell from this pattern, all I ask is that you credit the pattern to me. Please do not share, copy or resell this pattern, instead point people to my shop where they can purchase it themselves.

7 reviews for Classic KIWI Party Dress Nb-12 years

  1. Rosalinda

    Such a great and simple sew! Directions are clear and easy to follow even for the newest sewer and it’s a fast sew as well. So many options in this one pattern, truly my new favorite dress pattern!

    • Lydia

      Thank you Rosalinda

  2. Sarah Gubbins

    I LOVE this dress!!!! So easy to make and styles to choose from. I’ve made 3 dresses in a week with more to come!

  3. Martha Schoenewe (verified owner)

    I simply cannot rave about this pattern enough! I’ve made so many versions and they are all unique with the options provided; a real bargain and closet staple. The instructions and sizes are spot on and provide a nice, finished garment. I’m even using this pattern dor my daughter’s baptism gown — perfect for embellishments!
    Love love love!

  4. Meriel A

    Just beautiful 🙂 The inside looks as good as the outside, and the back options make sure each dress can be unique, but still equally stunning! I love the full button-up back especially. So classic and pretty!

  5. Rebecca Griffiths

    I LOVE this pattern. I have made many of these dresses for different occassions from from a flower girl dress to a more casual birthday dress. Such a variety of styles and options all in one pattern. Thanks!

  6. Brooke

    I just love this pattern! I have made it 4 times which makes it officially my most made pattern ever. I will be making it again and again over time, as it is such a classic and timeless style. It has so many options that it really is the only party dress pattern you will ever need. I love the method and the finish of the pattern, it is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Great tutorial and an excellent confidence boosting pattern for an adventurous beginner! Cannot rate it highly enough!

  7. Melanie

    This is the sweetest little dress – there are SO MANY options, and it comes together so easily.

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