Cocktail dresses Pattern

 

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Runway Inspiration Cushnie Et Ochs und Dior

The cocktail dress is an elegant dress for smaller, festive occasions such as casual receptions, dinner or cocktail parties.  It owes its name cocktail dress (robe de cocktail) by Christian Dior. He designed it at the end of the 1940s as an elegant dress to be worn in the early evening, at the so-called cocktail hour.

In contrast to the long evening dress, the cocktail dress reaches up to the calf at most and usually has a more discreet décolleté and a silhouette close to the body. Originally the large evening dress reaches down to the bottom. Meanwhile, you can find shorter “evening dresses” more and more often in the shops. A cocktail dress is less opulent and formal, but more festive than a dress for the day. It usually has a slightly playful, youthful touch. The evening gown, on the other hand, has an elegance that gives the wearer a certain maturity.

The cocktail dress can appear in many different forms: Whether as “The little black one” in form of the classic sheath dress with U- or V-neck, dress with jacket for the lady, as a chic A-line dress, light summer dress made of chiffon or as in the version shown here as off-shoulder dress with great flounces. Noble fabrics like silk, lace, chiffon, velvet or brocade give each cut its character. But also stretchy fabrics like silk jersey or velvet stretch are popular materials to sew your new favourite dress. Trendy patterns, sexy cut-outs or documentary placed rhinestones or sequins give the party dress that certain something.

This pattern sheet “Cocktail dresses” contains two models in the sizes 36 to 46. The technical drawing, the detailed description and the size table give you an insight into the models. In this article we suggest suitable fabrics. The calculation of the fabric consumption helps you to procure a suitable material.

Dress 1

Cocktailkeid Schnittmusterbogen(Photo Credit: S. Lindner)

 

Dress details

  • Vienna seam
  • Overcut shoulder
  • One-sided pleated section in skirt
  • Set skirt shape
  • Zipper in the side seam

Size chart

Size chart dress

Pattern pieces

 

Cocktailkleid mit Falten Schnittteile

Material consumption in m

Gr. 36: 1,03 m

Gr. 38: 1,04 m

Gr. 40: 1,04 m

Gr. 42: 1,60 m

Gr. 44: 1,61 m

Gr. 46: 1,61 m

Processing tips

  • For better suturing and ironing results, cut in the addition at the Vienna seam.

Material recommendation

Crêpe-Georgette, Viskose, Silk

Raffungen und Knoten auf dem Laufsteg bei Elie Saab und Tagliapietra
Runway inspiration  Elie Saab and Tagliapietra

Model 2

Cocktailkeid Schnittmusterbogen(Photo Credit: S. Lindner)

Dress details

  • Shawl collar
  • Waist seams in the front
  • Leg slit
  • Zipper in the back

Size chart

Size chart dress

Pattern pieces

Cocktailkleid Schnittteile

Material consumption in m

Gr. 36: 1,97 m

Gr. 38: 1,99 m

Gr. 40: 2,19 m

Gr. 42: 2,31 m

Gr. 44: 2,32 m

Gr. 46: 2,34 m

Processing tips

  • For a better stand fix the collar with interlining.
  • Slit protection with interlining

Material recommendation

silk, wild silk, chargeant, lace, tweet

Rundschau für Internationale Damenmode 1-2.2019

Schnitt-Technik: Abend- und Cocktailkleider +++ Porträt: Talbot Runhof +++ Kostüm: Antonia Sautter Venedig

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This Pattern Sheet can be found Rundschau für Internationale Damenmode 1-2.2019

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