Christmas party outfit inspiration

Planning your party outfit is one of the most fun parts of Christmas season - all the more so if you’re making it yourself! Even EVEN more so if you’re entering your make into our competition to win LOADS of sewing goodies! We’ve rounded up just a few of the ideas that we’ve had for our virtual Christmas party - new makes, up-cycles, and DIY embellishments galore. Which to choose!?

The glitzy Mortmain

The great thing about making your own clothes, is that you can lust after beautiful designer outfits, and then channel the inspiration into your own makes. I love this chic Mary Katrantzou dress, but it’s WAY out of my price range (boo hoo!). But combo The Mortmain with a luxe deep wool and some glitzy embellishments and you’ve got your own gorgeous creation for a fraction of the price.

1. The Mortmain dress pattern 2. Beaded diamante trim 3. Mary Katrantzou embellished wool dress

The feather shift dress

Upcycling an old make or RTW dress is a quick and easy way to get some party glamour happening. Another unobtainably expensive dress that I covet is this 20s inspired feather frock by Lanvin. Imagine perching on a bar stool, cocktail in hand whilst wearing this dress - swoon! Find that old basic shift dress in the back of your wardrobe, or whip up your own using a pattern like Sew Over it’s Ultimate Shift Dress, add some over the top ostrich feathers and there you have it - a dress to shimmy in.

1. Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress 2. Curled Ostrich Feathers 3. Lanvin Feather Trimmed Mini Dress

The glittery dancing shoes

We all love shoes, right? Even better when they’re glitzy dancing shoes. These Dolce and Gabbana lovelies are perfect for twirling in, and easily DIY-able. Some glittery rhinestones, a glue gun and hey presto, jazzy shoes for getting down on the dance floor in.

1. Topshop Jingle Velvet Mid-heel Shoes 2. Jet Rhinestones 3. Dolce & Gabbana Mary Jane Velvet Crystal Pumps

The faux fur collar

Of course, you want to look fabulous not just at the party, but also while waiting for your carriage home. A cosy collar can achieve just that. Just look at this Shrimps one - a fine line between bonkers and brilliant, I adore it! Using our Tallis collar pattern and some brightly coloured faux fur you could make an amazing version yourself to look suitably fantastic in.

1. The Tallis collar pattern 2. Blush short hair fur 3. Shrimps Pluto Faux Fur Collar

There are so many more ways to create your own dazzling party ensemble. Our Pinterest board has many more ideas that we’ve been eyeing up to make for ourselves. So, have a look, get inspired and start making to enter our virtual Christmas party competition to win some fabulous goodies!

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