It’s time to sparkle and shine like the star you were always meant to be; get ready to dance the night away in this amazing show-stopping number! The Poinsettia Dress is adorned with shimmering fringe sequins and a bold chevron embroidered pattern. The underlay is Ponte knit, so you’ll feel just as good as you look! How awesome would you look wearing this dress to a Holiday Masquerade Ball? Or perhaps ringing in the New Year at a spectacular private event! This dress is just too fabulous to miss out on, so make sure you download your free sewing pattern now!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
First I want to show you how to cut your pattern out of the sequin overlay fabric.
- On the wrong side of the fabric, you should be able to locate the panel seam as shown. The front of our dress will be cut on the fold so go ahead and fold over the fabric right sides together along the panel seam.
- Now we are going to align our fabric along the top, pinning along the embroidery to keep both layers from shifting. We want to make sure the chevron pattern is perfectly matching on both sides.
- Now we can place our front pattern on the sequin fabric as you normally would and cut. Cut slowly and neatly. When you reach the bottom edge of the dress, cut the mesh backing in the same pattern as the chevron embroidery. This will allow the fringe sequin to fall nicely keeping its length in tack.
4. Once you have your front pattern cut out, we can now cut out the back pattern. Neatly align your fabric as we did for our front piece. We are going to lay the front directly on the fabric matching up the chevron pattern to our back pattern at the side seams. After you have pinned it in place, cut out the back pattern just as we did with the front.
5. After you have your front and both back pieces cut out, you can now remove the sequins from the seam allowances at the side seams. Carefully use your seam ripper to remove the sequins and make sure to put some aside for later. We can go back and re-attach sequins that may have fallen off, or use them to fill in spaces that may be empty.
6. Next, pin the bust dart on the overlay and remove any sequins in the dart area before sewing. Set aside.
7. On the knit underlay, stitch the bust dart as above. Press darts toward side seams.
8. We now need to attach the sequin overlay to the knit underlay. I used my dress form to align these parts easily. Be sure to match seams and pin into place. Once you are satisfied with how everything looks, you can pin the sequin layer to the knit along the back opening. Attach with a basting stitch.
9. Next, we are going attach the bust facing to our dress. Start by pining the front of the bust facing to the back at the side seams and sew. Press open seams.
10. With right sides together, pin facing along the top edge of the dress to the back opening. Sew and press seams. Finish the inside with flat felled seams. Clip seam allowance at the center to release ease at the sweetheart neckline. Press.
11. Lastly, we can install the invisible zipper. Make sure to fold the facing over so the zipper is sandwiched in between for a clean finish. Attach your hook and eye closure and you’re done!