A Right Royal Do 2

Butterick 5779, simple elegance with wow factor back

In my last blog picked some of my favourite patterns for a new baby in light of the new royal birth. Now we can look forward to another royal occasion – the wedding of Prince Harry to  Meghan Markle – another great excuse for dressing up and  for parties! I’ve picked my favourites for special occasions.

Bring on the Bridal party
Wow factor back of Butterick 5779. Perfect for church weddings

What will Meghan Markle wear? Will it be form fitting or full blown. I particularly like this chic and stylish wedding gown that is fitted and very simple at the front with a ‘wow factor’ lacy panel and covered buttons at the back – perfect for a big church wedding when all eyes are on the bride.



This was part of the Cocktail Hour collection last year but is still an absolute winner (Vogue Pattern by Tom and Linda Platt 1208)

But, it’s not just the bride that will be dressed up. It’s a great opportunity to put on the glad rags ourselves. My pick of the patterns includes an elegant bias cut dress shown here in a fabulous red satin. It’s a Vogue Pattern by Tom and Linda Platt, Number 1208 and is perfect for a guest or as a going away outfit.




A stunning outfit, slim line sleeveless dress topped with cropped jacket (Vogue Pattern 1536)

Or if you prefer to cover your arms, try Vogue Pattern 1536, also by Tom and Linda Platt. This sleeveless dress is fitted and topped with a cropped jacket with amazing back detail. It looks great here in a triple crepe.





Another of the Cocktail Hour Collection that still packs a punch (Vogue Pattern 1532)

Vogue Pattern 1532 is another delight for a special occasion, this time a strappy dress is covered with an unusual chiffon batwing top with jewelled cuffs.

This new design is so stunning in a fabulous shot silk or satin (Vogue Pattern 9292)






If you like full skirts, try Vogue Pattern 9292 which is a panelled dress that fits through the body and flares into a full skirt  – stunning in shot silk or satin.

McCall 6646 is a fabulous party dress that never dates.








Finally, for partying the evening away, this tiered strappy dress definitely fits the bill (McCall 6646).  It’s an old favourite of mine and never seems to date.

Author: Wendy

I love sewing and being Brand Ambassador for The McCall Pattern Company is a dream job for me. I've sewn all my life, edited sewing magazines, written 17 sewing books and written and starred in 10 DVDs - all on sewing! My aim is to promote sewing using the fabulous pattern ranges from Vogue, Butterick, Kwik Sew and of course McCalls - to show that is a fun and relaxing hobby which can result in stunning results.

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