September 25, 2023

Grafton Dress, Top & Skirt Inspiration: Formal and Fancy

Today we’re going glam and getting ready Grafton-style for a formal occasion! We love any opportunity to slip on something fancy and celebrate! Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, or other type of celebration, the Grafton Dress, Top and Skirt Mix & Match Pack is the perfect foundation for your next party dress.

With the Grafton Dress, Top and Skirt Mix & Match Pack, a knit mix and match sewing pattern featuring over 400 possible garment combinations, you can easily craft your new formal look—or hundreds of them. This pattern comes in our two size ranges, 0-16 and 12-32 (sold separately) and in cup sizes C-H, and with the curve-friendly design you know and love from Cashmerette, you can count on a fabulous fit right away.

Feel confident, accomplished, and ready to party for your next formal occasion! Here’s some Grafton formal and fancy inspiration to get you started!

Little Black Dress

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Everyone needs a go-to little black dress. But just because it’s a wardrobe staple doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Make a statement with an unexpected neckline, a long sleeve or pockets.

Want the look? Pair a long sleeve with a short or mid-length skirt, cute heels, or tights and you’re ready to rock your little black dress.

Cocktails Anyone?

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If you’re headed out for the evening, a fun and flirty cocktail dress is just what you need. But when your fun and flirty cocktail dress is also comfortable and personalized to your own personal fashion tastes, that’s when you’ve hit the jackpot. The Grafton offers a ton of options when it comes to party dresses. Play it up or play it down, either way you’re going to look mah-velous.

Want the look? Pair a short, straight skirt with a long sleeve and shimmery material.

The Marvelous Maxi Skirt

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Steal the show in a shimmery Grafton maxi and sparkle the night away! A sequined fabric is the perfect way to make your Grafton Skirt look and feel extra special for those extraordinary occasions.

Want the look? Try the Grafton in a maxi-length with or without in-seam pockets and pair with a plush velvet or lace top, or a silky cami.

Wedding Guest Wow

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Dance the night away when you attend your next wedding celebration in a wedding guest dress made to wow. With the Grafton you can play up your favorite styles and features—just try not to outshine the bride.

Want the look? Try a circle skirt paired with a square neck and bishop sleeve or go with a form-fitting a-line and asymmetric combo in whatever fabric you fancy.

Bold and Beautiful Bridesmaid

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You’ll always want to be a bridesmaid with one of these Grafton bridesmaid dresses! Both breathtaking and moveable so that you can boogey all night on the dance floor, the Grafton allows for style and selection. From short and sparkly to long and luxurious, slits, sleeves, and sequins, you and the bride can craft the perfect bridesmaid lineup!

Want the look? Choose a knee-length or maxi-length with a slit and pair with a square neck sleeveless or V-neck bishop sleeve combo. So many options!

Wow-Worthy Wedding Dresses

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Craft a truly swoon-worthy wedding dress with the help of the Grafton. From form-fitting elegance, to V-neck and bishop sleeve storybook-inspired, to sequined va-va-voom, you can let your style shine through on your big day and know that you’ll be perfectly fit and fabulous in your Grafton wedding dress!

Want the look? Try a turtleneck, square neck, or scoop neck variation with your choice of sleeve and favorite formal fabric.

Ready to make your perfect formal Grafton? Then let’s get sewing! Get your copy of the Grafton Dress, Top and Skirt Mix & Match Pack, and let us know what big plans you have for crafting your very own Grafton wardrobe in the comments below.

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