It's time for Part 3 of our sew-a-long Christmas Party dress with Amanda.


In our previous blog posts, Amanda has showed you how to get started and how to work on the bodice of the dress. To make a start, you obviously need the dress kit, which you can buy here. We've discounted this especially for our readers to ensure you save money and get a bargain!

Today's instalment is all about the skirt, and joining the bodice and skirt together. Over to Amanda!


The skirt was also an easy sew on the Christmas party dress. The style is a blouson effect and has an elastic casing to bring the fabric in at the waist.


I made sure that my skirt was going to be the correct length so I could use the scalloped edge of the lace for the hem.


The scallop of the lace, shown here is one of the other available colours. This product code is 7888. Click here to see more.


It was at this point that I needed a real try on with my shoes. I also wanted to make sure that the length was right and where to hem the lining to. The pattern has a slit in the back of the skirt but due to the lace I decided to miss it out on my dress.


The last part of the sew along will be the finishing touches. I love choosing these parts of a dress and I usually have an idea already planted in my head- I can’t wait to show you!