Tis' the season for getting together with pals, and of course that means dressing for the occasion. Celebrate the holiday season in style, and wear something me-made to party! In this blog post we have put together a round up of Friday Patterns, and beautiful fabrics to inspire some party ready looks. Continue reading to find out more.
Velvet Jackets: A velvet blazer is a great option if you want a statement piece you can bring out each year during party season as they are timeless, and look great worn more smart casual over jeans and a blouse. We love this deep green velvet shade, and think that would work perfectly for special occasions, yet can also be work styled down - we're all about making the most of our special me-mades.
We also spotted this awesome quilted velvet jacket on Monsoon, and thought the casual vibe was cool. The quilting is done in vertical lines, and has big patch pockets. An Ilford Jacket made without the collar, and quilted like this would be so beautiful.
Silk/Satin Sets: As you know we're all about matching sets and they work beautifully this time of year, because they add extra dimention to a look instead of wearing a dress. A silky shirt and matching skirt looks both effortlessly stylish, and sexy. Such a great combo and again can be styled again for more relaxed occasions. A silky shirt over jeans, and a silky skirt with a sweatshirt and sneakers.. Win, win!
Silky Fancy 'Pyjamas'! Who doesn't love the idea of being able to essentially wear pyjamas and party in them, comfy yet cute! The Y2K trends are roaring right now, including the Rachel Green esque silky nighties (slip dress) with lace trim (we all remember that Friends episode, right)?
As well as the slip dresses, we also love the look of silky relaxed pants, worn with a collared blouse. It's giving fancy pj's but worn with heels it's giving Parisian chic.
Pretty Dresses: Of course we couldn't talk about party season without mentioning dresses because they're the easiest grab and go option. A pretty velvet smock, scoop neck slip dress, or puffy-bow maxi dress are all great options.
Friday Pattern Suggestions:
The Saturday Skirt Set is so perfect for party season, featuring a collared wrap top, and a-line skirt combo. This fabric is a Rippled Double Cloth from Black Bird Fabrics, we loved the key lime pie colour.
The Saltwater Slip Dress is great for strutting your stuff on the dance floor! Made in a rayon, or something drapey would be perfect. This fabric is from our Friday Fabric collection, it's called the Groovy Satin Check.
The Wilder Gown is fabulous for Christmas if you celebrate, because of it's loose swishy silhouette it's both comfy and cute. The fabric is from Stone Mountain and Daughter, and is a Rayon Viscose.
As already metuoned, the Heather Blazer makes for a great pattern for this time of year, as an easy throw on jacket but also a statement piece over a more casual outfit to smarten it for a party! We saw this gorgeous velvet on Fabric Godmother, with metallic stripes, and the lining is also from Fabric Godmother. It looks luxe, and would look beautiful teamed with a shite shirt, and black jeans.
If you're more into the relaxed party vibes, then the Saguaro Set would be the perfect choice for that pyjama ready look. This is a velvety Cupro from Blackbird fabrics, we LOVE the bright pop of fiery red, worn with black heels, and a cute little black purse would look super elegant and sophisticated.
Last but not least, the Adrienne Blouse is a great option if you need to whip something together last minute! It's got the drama of the puff sleeves, and the top is fitted, so would look cute tucked into a skirt, or some more formal pants. This fabric is a gorgeous blue velvet from Sew Me Sunshine, that looks metallic in the light.
We hope you enjoyed the Party Season Pattern Picks in this post, and that it gave you some inspiration to make your own me made garments to rock at your next party. Shop all of our patterns here.