Today I’m excited to announce the re-release of the popular FREE Party Dress Pattern here on The Cottage Mama! I have been busy working on lots of different projects (probably why the blog has been a little quiet lately), one of which is updating this free pattern.
The Party Dress is the ultimate classic dress. The feminine design is perfect for all ages and the big bow sash makes every little girl feel like a princess. The Party Dress can be dressed up and down depending on the fabric used. Consider using woven cotton for a more casual look or take it up a notch with silk Dupioni for those fancier occasions.
The Party Dress has a fully lined bodice and encased waist seams for total comfort for your little one. The bodice back features button loop closures…..so no buttonholes or zippers. This is great pattern for confident beginner sewists and offers many ways to get creative with your design! The Party Dress is a free pattern from The Cottage Mama. Available in size 6 months – 10 years.
Dress sewn by Crystal Motes
Why am I re-releasing this pattern?
I am re-releasing this pattern for several reasons. The first is that I wanted to expand the pattern into the full range of The Cottage Mama pattern sizing (size 6 month – size 10). The first release of the pattern only had size 18 month – size 5. Savannah is already in size 6, so I knew it was time to make this beautiful classic dress in sizes to fit a little bit older girl. Secondly, when I first released this pattern I wasn’t selling my own patterns and I just don’t feel like the hand drawn pattern pieces were a good reflection of the patterns I currently sell. So now all the bodice pieces are nice and digitized just like all The Cottage Mama Patterns. I have also included several additional techniques including an alternate bodice construction technique.
I finally hired my virtual assistant, Allison Rosen, and so I feel like I can get going on taking care of a lot of housekeeping here. Today we are finally sending out the first The Cottage Mama Newsletter. This list has been growing and growing for sometime, but I just never found the time to send out the newsletter.
Dress sewn by Jessica Curtis
How can I get this free pattern?
The Party Dress is a newsletter subscriber exclusive pattern. If you already subscribed to The Cottage Mama Newsletter, then you already received your first newsletter that contained the pattern. If you haven’t signed up, you can do so at the top of the blog home page or at the bottom of the post. Make sure you hit enter twice on your keyboard or just hit enter once on your phone. I know it works (I tested it a couple times just to make sure). You will receive the pattern once you have signed up for the newsletter……it will arrive 1 hour after you sign up. If you don’t see it, please check your spam folder.
Dress sewn by Autumn Goodman
I am offering this pattern for free as a thank you to you all for your love and support over the last many years. I am really excited to be able to provide a high-quality free pattern for you to try. I hope you’ll really like it. And if you do, feel free to join us over in The Cottage Mama Patterns Facebook group where you can share pictures of your Party Dresses, ask questions and connect with other women who have a passion for sewing.
Dress sewn by Katy Lam
I have removed the original instructions on the Party Dress post as they have been updated with new skirt measurements and lots more and I don’t want anyone getting confused and using the old instructions. The post will still stay up with some of the images in case you have it pinned on Pinterest.
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you. I think it’s the perfect classic Easter or special occasion dress and I can’t wait to see what you create! Stay tuned for more exciting info., discounts, patterns and more in The Cottage Mama Newsletter!
***PLEASE NOTE: If you have difficulty signing up for the newsletter or downloading the pattern, you are welcomed to join The Cottage Mama Patterns group on Facebook (click HERE) to get your copy of the pattern. The Party Dress Pattern is not available for purchase and cannot be emailed directly to you. Thanks so much!***