You are going to love this sweet new take on a classic party dress! Nicole's pattern features a darling bodice with a scoop neck in back and three buttons that can be over-sized for extra charm. The dress has options for fitted sleeves, flutter sleeves, or no sleeves at all!  Nicole's has a split-front skirt (box pleats) and a built-in pettiskirt that makes it poofy and twirly at the same time! The dress is fully lined and has an attached sash to finish off the perfect look.  We have simplified the construction for this style of dress and we bet you can't make just one!

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*

Recommended Fabric: Cotton, polyester, satin, special occasion fabrics, and other wovens

 Here is what you receive:

  • Measurements for sizes NB to 16 Kids. 
  • A 53-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.  
  • A 2-Page A0 Copy Shop file (46.8” x 33.1”) and standard printing file (8.5” x 11”) included. 
  • FREE GIFT with purchase! Doll pattern for sizes 15” and 18” dolls included!
  • One instant download PDF Projector file
  • Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear! We now include templates for square and rectangle shaped pieces to cut and print out for those who prefer this option. As always, we will continue to include a cutting chart for those of you that choose to use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut your pieces.  
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE.
Nicole's Party Dress Sizes NB to 16 Kids and Dolls PDF Pattern

Product Reviews

Written by Kirsten on 8th Nov 2017

Adorable, easy to make, dress!

I absolutely love this dress pattern! The instructions are clear and detailed which was just what I was looking for! I have made two dresses using this pattern so far (one with sleeves and one without) and absolutely love both of them!

Written by Brandi on 2nd Sep 2016


I have sewn more Nicole's than I can remember because it is a well written pattern that results in dress that are perfect for church and special occasions. I frequently pair it with the doll Nicole's and get stopped all the time!

Written by Patty Mills on 3rd Mar 2016

PERFECT fancy dress!

I made this for my daughter's Santa pictures and, while it does take more time than some others, (because tulle) the results cannot be argued with. Truly stunning. :)

Written by Haley Paige on 3rd Mar 2016

perfect for homidays!

Perfect for Christmas :) super easy to follow

Written by michelle on 15th Nov 2015

Nicole' s party dress

Gorgeous dress Easy to follow instructions I'm a relatively new sewer however this dress was easy to complete. Great party dress I made a Christmas dress

Written by Lori Smith on 4th Nov 2015

perfect christmas or easter dress!

I love the fullness of this dress that comes from the built in petti underskirt! You can make it as full or not so full as you desire!

Written by Frida Brannan on 30th Jul 2015

Nicole's Party Dress this years Christmas Dress

I searched the internet for a dress pattern that was both elegant, fancy and was quick and easy to make for my fall line of Children's Christmas dresses this year for my Etsy store and craft fairs. Nicole's Party Dress fit that bill. I love that it is lined. Lined dresses always have such a professional finish look to them. And they are quick and easier to make than trying to get a "facing" to cooperate. Don't let it being lined scary you away. I love that I have 3 choices for sleeves. The tulle built in "Can-Can" is perfect. The pattern and tutorial are well designed. The instructions are easy to follow and are well organize and thought out. Lots of pictures. I have been sewing sense I was 5 years when my grandmothers taught me, that has been 55 years ago. I am looking forward to unveiling my "Fall and Christmas" line this year!

Written by Carrie Lathrop on 2nd Jun 2015

Perfect for holiday dresses and fancy occasions

I made this dress for my daughter's Christmas concert and another one for a wedding and they both turned out gorgeous! I love the tulle underlay for extra poof and the clear, concise instructions with plenty of pictures along the way!

Written by Pamela Pellegran on 1st Jun 2015


This pattern made it possible for me to make a beautiful elegant dress that I never imagined possible.

Written by Melinda Tauler on 19th Mar 2015

Classic and beautiful!

What a beautiful dress! The pattern is well written, the features are classic, and the finished product is gorgeous.

Written by Cinamon Hofman on 18th Mar 2015

Classic Beauty in a Dress

The Nicole dress is timeless, classy is easy to sew. I love the simple lines, and elegance. Perfect go to dress for holidays.

Written by Shannon Buckbee on 18th Mar 2015

In love with this pattern

Stunning dress. Perfect for any occasion. One of our favorites.