Sewing your own formal wear is a fun challenge with gorgeous results. This collection of emerald green gowns has a sparkly flapper dress, long sleeve evening gown, tulle dress with godet, and more timeless silhouettes. These patterns are from the December 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine.
The Rosette Gown has a floral neck detail that’s just as alluring as a plunging neckline. You won’t need much jewelry with this striking embellishment. The column gown is nipped in at the waist with asymmetrical gathers.
Live out your ballerina fantasy in this silk and Tulle Evening Gown. This floor length gown has an alluring asymmetrical halter neckline, and a beautiful godet at the back for a wearable take on a formal train.
A strategically seamed Half Circle Top makes a cool alternative to a shawl or wrap. This top sweeps over the shoulders with a V shaped back.
Make a flapper style dress and dance the night away. A sequin panel adds glitz to the front, velvet makes up the body, and chiffon frills finish up the skirt. The short length is great for parties and is sure to get you noticed!
Satin cut on the bias skims the body and flow into a beautifully sweeping skirt. This Satin Evening Gown has a plunge neckline and asymmetrical skirt piece for red carpet allure.
Long sleeves balance out the plunging neckline and cinched waist of this beautiful Long Sleeve Maxi Dress. This timeless style ties at the back and looks stunning at formal events.
Crêpe satin is cut into a loose Oversized Dress for easy elegance. Wear this dress with sky high heels and minimal jewelry for effortless chic.
Seamlines give a plunging V neckline definition so the Dress with Pointed Bodice highlights your bust. The cleavage baring top is balanced by a flowing knee length skirt with a center pleat.
Body-skimming satin and tulle look even better when you cut and sew them just for your curves. We love these shades of aqua and emerald for the holidays, but these confections would be stunning in black, red, or white.