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Why Buy Your Birthday Outfit When You Can Sew It?

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If you’re reading this, chances are your birthday is approaching (happy birthday!). Birthdays are a fun time of year that deserves to be celebrated, no matter your age. Embrace the festivities and enjoy the special day that’s all about you. 

When celebrating your birthday, it’s important to wear an outfit that allows you to look and feel your best. After all, how are you going to enjoy your day if you’re uncomfortable or don’t feel like yourself? And the best way to ensure you’re completely content with what you’re wearing is by making your own clothes. This helps you to avoid the fuss and hassle of incorrect fits or wrong sizing.

At Pattern Emporium, we want you to wear clothes you can take pride in. That’s why we have compiled our favourite birthday outfit ideas to get your creativity flowing.

Go Glam in a Birthday Dress

Nothing screams ‘birthday’ like a statement dress. Whether it’s fitted or flared, a mini or maxi, a dress is the perfect birthday choice. Here are some of our favourites:

Going Places Dress

Nothing screams birthday confidence more than a fitted or fit-and-flare dress – which is exactly what the Going Places Dress is! And if you want to make your own clothes, this dress is a great pattern to start off with. Available to be made in a knee, midi or maxi length using a stretch knit fabric, this dress is customisable in a range of different ways, so you can tailor it to exactly how you want it! 

Entice Me Dress

Out of birthday outfit ideas? Our Entice Me Dress is beyond perfect for your special day, as it can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Want to keep it understated and dress it up with accessories? Opt for a plain stretch knit fabric. On the other hand, if you want your dress to make a loud statement, you can choose a bold print to add drama. This dress is also available in maternity sizes so that you can feel your best with a little one on the way, too!

Spellbound Fit & Flare Dress

The Spellbound Fit & Flare Dress is the perfect dress if you want to look great and feel extra comfortable on your birthday. With a flared silhouette and the ability to be made in four lengths and with three different sleeve options, it’s a versatile dress pattern that can be made to suit any event. We personally love it for day events, such as a birthday picnic!

Keep it Classy with a Powerful Top and Bottom Combo

Searching for birthday outfit ideas but dresses aren’t quite your thing? We think that a top and bottom combo can look equally as amazing! After all, it’s your day, so you can wear whatever you want. If tops and bottoms are more up your alley, here are some of our favourites for making your own clothes.

One Shoulder Tank

Our One Shoulder Tank is a timeless staple – it can be dressed up or down in so many ways that you’ll be wearing this every single day, not just on your birthday! This top also has an endless amount of customisation opportunities so that you can create the perfect top for your birthday. Choose from a fitted or flare silhouette, a ruffle neck or even a shelf bra.

Slay All Day Skirt

Comfort meets versatility in the Slay All Day Skirt, which makes it the perfect bottoms for your birthday outfit. Made using stretch knit fabrics, this side split skirt is perfect for going from day to night on your birthday. You can customise the split height for extra drama, and dance the night away as you celebrate! With this sewing pattern, you can create the skirt of your dreams to celebrate your birthday.

Palazzo Pants

Palazzo Pants are the ideal birthday pant – dramatic, but not over the top. These are the perfect trans-seasonal garments and can be made with four-way or two-way stretch knit fabric. They feel like lounge pants, but look so much more stylish! Want a dramatic and super wide hem? These pants are perfect for you. If not, you can opt for a slightly narrower hem to keep it more understated. 

Pattern Emporium is here to help you make your own clothes and create that perfect birthday outfit. Join our supportive Sewing Circle on Facebook to connect with like-minded, crafty individuals, or get in touch with our team if you have any questions.