Sewing your own formal wear can be a fun challenge with gorgeous results! The Simply Divine Collection of beautiful green gowns are made with body-skimming satin and tulle, and look even better when you cut and sew them to suit your curves. We love these aqua and emerald shades for the winter season, but all of the dresses would look stunning in classic colours like black, red or white too.
With a little dressmaking knowledge, it really is possible to make that jaw-dropping gown for any formal occasion. This gorgeous collection includes a sequined flapper-style dress, a beautiful long-sleeved maxi dress, a dramatic tulle gown with godet, along with other timeless silhouettes. There are free instructions for a half circle top too, which makes a stylish alternative to a wrap or shawl.
The Editor’s Pick from this collection is the Satin Evening Gown pattern. Turn up to a special occasion wearing this dress and nobody will believe you made it yourself! The luxurious satin fabric is cut on the bias to skim the body and flow into a sweeping skirt. It’s the perfect ‘red carpet’ attire!
Take a look at some other patterns from the Simply Divine Collection:
All of the patterns in the Simply Divine Collection are from the December 2011 issue of the Burda Style magazine, and are available from BurdaStyleUK. If you make any of these garments, don’t forget to share your creations with us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!