Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress

Va-va-voom! Get your wiggle on!


I was really nervous about testing the new Wiggle Dress from Patterns for Pirates.  It is very form-fitting, and I was worried about how I would look and feel wearing it.  However, after making several versions through the pre-testing and testing process, I am totally a convert!  This dress is amazing, and really is built for every body, no matter the shape or size.  Every single woman who took part in the test looked absolutely amazing, gorgeous, and confident!



P4P Wiggle Dress

Did you know that “wiggle dress” is the official term for a specific kind of dress?  The classic definition is that the width of the hem of the dress is narrower than the hips.  The narrowness keeps your legs close together at the knees, causing the “wiggle” when you walk.  Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress is no different!  It is a classic tight fit pencil skirt dress, and it is breathtaking!





The Wiggle Dress is drafted for women, sizes XXS – Plus 3X, and it features tons of options!  First, there are two necklines – boatneck and off-the-shoulder, and the back includes a high or low back option.  Four sleeve lengths (short, 3/4, half, and long) and four dress lengths (above knee, below knee, midi, and full) create an assortment of endless combinations.  BUT WAIT!  That’s not all!  There are also two top lengths – crop and shirt, and there is also an optional zipper, and well as a kick pleat for some of the lengths.

The back includes a center seam to fit curves nicely.  The Wiggle Dress is drafted for more stable knits like ponte, stretch velvet, liverpool, or scuba; however it can be made more casual with lighter weight knits or sweater knits.  Both of the dresses I am featuring here were made from flocked double brushed poly I got from Mily Mae Fabrics.



Sale Details

The P4P Wiggle Dress is on sale for $7.50 through November 1st at Midnight CST, so grab it while it’s still on sale.  Join the Facebook Group to see more pictures and share with other Patterns for Pirates fans.  In addition, don’t forget to check out the Pattern Hack Blog Post, which illustrates different ways to change up the pattern!



Final Thoughts

I never thought I would feel comfortable wearing a dress like this, but the Wiggle Dress pattern is so well drafted I feel amazing in it!  While this is not a dress I would wear on a daily basis, it is definitely going to become a staple “little black dress” in my closet for the occasional date night with Todd.  I am so glad I participated in this test!


Hair by Harley
Make-Up by Reagan

6 thoughts on “Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress

  1. Your dresses are fantastic! That fabric is amazing, and you look beautiful! Harley and Reagan did a great job with your hair and make up too! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I did manage to make an off the shoulder version, as well, but I didn’t get any pictures of it.

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