Chelsea Party Dress

Amy Nicole


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Buy the Chelsea Party Dress sewing pattern from Amy Nicole. The Chelsea Party Dress is an empire waist, gathered and flared dress with a plunging neckline and open back. This pattern offers two views. View A is a shorter, flirty above-the-knee length. View B adds a panel for a beautiful, dramatic maxi length. This pattern prefers lighter weight fabrics with good drape, but more structured fabrics could work for the bodice pieces.

Each Amy Nicole pattern is named after a woman who has been an inspiration in my life. This pattern is named after the ultimate party girl, my cousin Chelsea. Her energy and free spirit are contagious, and she is a very talented graphic designer.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight fabrics with great drape and no stretch, such as crepe de chine, rayon, chiffon, lightweight tencel, and similar.

Fabric requirements: This dress was made for colour blocking! The fabric requirements are thus broken up in sections. If you are making a solid dress, simply add up the requirements for each section.

Bust: 45″ wide fabric: 1 1/4 yd (1.14 m) // 54″ wide fabric: 1 yd (0.91 m).

Skirt: 45″ wide fabric (sizes 0-8 only): 1 1/8 yd (1 m) // 54″ wide fabric: 1 1/8 yd (1 m).

Hem A: 54″ wide fabric (sizes 0-16 only): 5/8 yd (0.57 m) // 60″ wide fabric: 5/8 yd (0.57 m).

Hem B: 54″ wide fabric (sizes 0-6 only): 1 1/2 yd (1.37 m) // 60″ wide fabric: 1 1/2 – 2 1/4 yd (1.37 – 2 m).

Pocket bag: 45″ or 54″ wide fabric: 1/2 yd (0.45 m).

Sizing: 0 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements // Amy Nicole patterns are drafted for petites. Taller ladies may need to add length, and guides for doing this are provided in the pattern and instructions.

Notions: One 7″ – 9″ invisible zipper; 1/2 yd woven interfacing; one hook and eye; 1 yd of 1/4″-wide elastic.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; layered print-at-home pattern formatted for both A4 and US letter size paper; US (36″ wide) copy shop pattern; A0 copy shop pattern.

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Additional information


Chiffon / Georgette, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

83 pages

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