Dressing for formal or evening events can naturally put so much pressure on most girls. There are a lot of things to consider in picking your dress. It has to be elegant, but also comfortable. Some parties even have a theme, which can easily limit your options, too. But, options are least likely to be limited if you can just sew it yourself. Your imagination is basically the limit, along with the availability of patterns. We all know that there are countless of patterns online, already so this should not be a hindrance to your imagination.
Sewing formal dresses may seem like an intimidating idea. You want it to look as glamorous as how you imagined it. The key here is to stick to a sewing style that you are comfortable with, to avoid rooms for outfit failure. You might also be delighted to know that there are a lot of easy ways for you to create your own evening wear.
If you head on to Simplicity website, they have tons of patterns that are easily achievable in a matter of hours (depending on your skills, of course). Out of all the sewing patterns company, Simplicity has the most relevant selection when it comes to formal wear, whether it's for prom, wedding, or gala. You can also choose from different variations of the easy to sew dresses. Just because it's easy doesn't mean that it has to be boring. And Simplicity is an expert at achieving that compromise. They even have a "so easy" category for their patterns.
Apparently, one of the easiest dress to sew is a tube dress. You can also easily play around with its length and cut. You can also add bust pads to it for more shape. For an evening wear, I suggest going for a solid and dark fabric for your dress.
Another classic and easy to dress is the doll dress. This is specifically appropriate for proms. It looks preppy yet elegant at the same time. You can even mix and match colors in this dress, for a perfect color-block dress. It's one of those dresses where the only crucial part that needs seaming are the edges. You can create a better shape for the dress by using a ribbon below the bust area. You are likewise free to decide how you want the skirt to look like.
If you want things to be easy, your fabric choice will also play a crucial role in the sewing process. You need to know that certain fabrics, including silk, are naturally hard to work with. So if you can avoid the challenging projects for you, that would be great. Besides, one of the highlights of an evening wear are the accessories. So make sure you stock up on ribbons, sequins, beads, and other items you love seeing in a dress.
Remember, when it comes formal wear. It's okay to play it safe in your sewing, than risk being extremely uncomfortable throughout the night.