It may be a little ironic for a pattern company to tell you not to buy new patterns, but when you’re thinking about what to sew for that upcoming holiday party, go through your pattern stash first. I bet you already have a pattern, probably one you know and love, that will look great for the holidays. All you need to do is sew it up in a bling-y fabric.
Scroll on and see how we took some new and not-so-new Vogue Patterns and made them party-ready. Feel free to borrow our fabric choices! (Images from the latest issue of Vogue Patterns Magazine.)
Take one of your sundress patterns and repurpose it for the holidays. V8358 (above) looks fabulous in a sequined knit. Try a similar fabric or even a lightweight velvet with your pattern.
I bet you already have at least five elastic waist patterns in your stash. Look for one with a wider leg, like we show here with V8584. Make them in sequined chiffon and pair them with a fitted top pattern. Silk shantung works well for fitted garments with crisp details, like the asymmetrical front of V9004.
Find the cutest tunic/top pattern you own and make it again, this time from a sexy fabric like a soft flocked lamé. Pair it with slim pants or leggings. If your pattern has some back interest, like V8977, so much the better.
Your jacket and skirt patterns are perfect for holiday parties when you make them out of a luxurious brocade. A fitted jacket (like V8931) paired with a pencil skirt is super sophisticated.
So make it easy on yourself this holiday season and shop from your pattern stash first. Stick with your TNTs when possible. If you do need a new pattern, we’ve pinned lots of holiday glam pattern ideas here. Happy sewing!