Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress ~ Part 1

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress Free Pattern Video - Part 1. Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

I’ve been so excited for today’s Lessons with Lindsay video for months now! Remember my Free Party Dress Pattern? Well, today I am launching Part 1 of my Party Dress sew along! Yay!!

You are going to be able to watch me sew The Party Dress from start to finish in this three part video series. I’ll be showing you all the techniques found in the pattern as well as how to change up the pattern a bit and add in some of my favorite trims. And guess what? This video is completely free! If you are new to sewing or just want to brush up on some of your basics, this video is going to be so great for you.

Lessons with Lindsay is my free online sewing series sponsored by Baby Lock Sewing and Embroidery Machines. If you all love this video and think it could help others, please share it with your friends so we can continue putting on new and inspiring videos for you all. It’s wonderful being able to help all of you visual learners (like myself) with your sewing skills. You can check out more Lessons with Lindsay videos HERE.

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress ~ Part 1

So what did you think? Are you excited to sew The Party Dress along with me? Check back next week for Part 2 of this series and the week after that for Part 3.

The free Party Dress Pattern is available for newsletter subscribers. So if you’re interested in this pattern, please sign up for the newsletter at the very top of the blog and check your inbox for your pattern. Sometimes the pattern can end up in spam, so if you haven’t received it within an hour, check in some of your other email folders.

Thanks so much for joining me today on Lessons with Lindsay! And big thanks to my machine sponsor, Baby Lock, for helping me bring these videos to you all.

Until next time……

Happy Sewing!

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  1. diane motley says

    Lindsay…..I have been sewing for longer than you are years old. Your excellent is outstanding. I’ve been
    following you for some time and have purchased some of you patterns. Have not tried them as of yet,
    but it is definitely on the agenda this winter while I “snowbird” here in Florida. I have always loved
    piping and have even made my own. Looking so forward to installment #2…once again, this was a
    terrific video 🙂

  2. diane motley says

    so sorry….should have previewed my comment. I meant to say that your video is outstanding…I liked
    “outstanding” better than “excellent.”

  3. Outstanding video. Like the variations.
    Thank You

  4. diane motley says

    did anyone catch the fabric designer/manufacturer? I’ve watched the beginning twice now and can’t find

  5. Lindsey, Thank you so much for this video. I look forward to part 2! Great job! Now I feel like I can try piping. Ann

  6. I am new to the garment making world. I cannot wait for the next installment but I really cannot wait to make my little one this beautiful dress. Thank you for your lessons.

  7. Christine DANNEELS says

    You are definitely a very, very good teacher. Thank you so much for your instructions; i love it and it helps me a lot to sew this dress !


  8. Super video! I am looking forward to picking out the fabrics for the pattern and carving out some time to make this sweet dress. I’ve not sewn with piping before and am really pleased to have watched the video to see how it was sewn in. I could never have guessed that such a colorful fabric would have, in its final form, been so discreet while giving the dress the perfect pop. My biggest surprise was that I found watching you sew was almost as relaxing as actually sewing! LOL

  9. Thank you so much for this video! I love this pattern but always get frustrated making the button loops, this alternate way is awesome.

  10. I really enjoyed the video, even having made the dress before. I loved hearing your new methods and liked seeing how the bodice came together. How you have time to do all you do and obviously be a great mama as well, I’ll never know. Thank you so much for giving your time to help inspire us!

    Sue C
    PS Where do you buy your ready made piping (hopefully online)? I tried to do a google search for decorative piping, but I wasn’t very successful. I’d love a good source.

  11. PPS Oh yes – the quilt behind you in the video – did you make that or was that something Babylock used as a backdrop. I love the pattern – if you know what it is, I’d love to find out the name of it.

  12. Love this! I’m going to make this dress for Easter! Did you make the cotton piping or is there a brand you recommend buying?