Penny Dress Add-on Pack PDF Sewing Pattern

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The Penny Dress is one of our most popular patterns, and with the Add-on Pack, you’ll be able to get three more garments out of Penny! Inspired by a hack we did a few years ago, we decided to create new pattern pieces and detailed instructions to help you make many new versions of this SOI classic. Use the Add-on Pack to make Penny into a tie-front blouse to wear over jeans, or add the tie detail to the dress for an on-trend look. You can even turn Penny into a stylish playsuit featuring a comfy elasticated waist plus a concealed button fly, turn-up hems at the legs and roomy slanted pockets. All three versions will fit perfectly into your summer wardrobe!

The Add-on Pack includes the following pattern pieces, plus new instructions to show you how to adapt the original Penny Dress pattern:

  • Penny Tie-Front Blouse front bodice and front facing pieces
  • Penny Tie-Front Dress front bodice and front facing pieces
  • Penny Playsuit front bodice, front facing, trouser and pocket pieces

PLEASE NOTE: The Penny Add-on Pack is not a complete pattern. You will need a copy of the Penny Dress pattern in order to make the blouse, dress and playsuit versions. Save 10% when you get the Pattern and Add-on together with the Penny Dress Bundle!

Have a look at our Pinterest board for some inspiration and see what everyone is making on Instagram with the hashtag #soipennyaddon.

Sewing Level
The Penny Dress pattern and Add-on Pack are aimed at Confident Beginners.

Fabric Suggestions
The Penny Dress and Add-on Pack sewing patterns are extremely versatile when it comes to fabric. Most light or medium weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, linen, rayon, viscose, wool, crepe or even silk (if you’re feeling adventurous!) will work. Just remember that slippery fabrics are harder to sew!

Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The Penny Dress and Add-on Pack are sized between UK sizes 6-30 split into two different blocks: sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). See the chart for details on fabric requirements.

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • copyshop permission letter

The pattern is either 39 A4/US letter pages or 2 A0 copyshop pages (sizes 6-20), or 50 A4 pages, 51 US letter pages, or 3 A0 copyshop page (size 18-30).

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our Copyshop Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

Layered PDF pattern
The Penny Dress pattern and Add-on Pack PDF files are layered, meaning you can choose to print only the size(s) you need when printing at home. Find out more here.

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