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Penny Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

Penny Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

PDF Pattern in sizes 6-30

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The Penny Dress is a simple, easy-to-sew and utterly gorgeous shirt dress. Stylish, wearable and flattering for so many shapes, Penny is a summer wardrobe must-have.

Penny features a sleeveless button-up bodice, flat collar, pretty gathered shoulder panel, easy-fit elasticated waist and midi-length 3/4 circle skirt. The flattering dropped shoulder offers a nod to the 1950s whilst her simplicity will keep you looking contemporary and cool.

Though shirt dresses can often be fiddly, Penny makes for a refreshingly simple sew. With no darts, zips or collar stands to contend with it is a simple project, perfect for sunny summer days.

Want more from Penny? Turn her into a tie-front blouse or dress and even a playsuit with our Penny Dress Add-on Pack! Save 10% when you buy the Pattern and Add-on together with the Penny Dress Bundle!

See what other people have been making in the Penny Dress Gallery and on Instagram with hashtag #soipennydressgallery.

Sewing Level

The Penny Dress is a Confident Beginner sewing pattern.

Fabric Suggestions

Incredibly versatile, the Penny Dress can be sewn in a huge range of woven fabrics. If you’re a beginner we recommend choosing a cotton lawn, seersucker or linen, whilst intermediate stitchers can have fun with drape, with rayon, viscose and lightweight crepes. With minimal interruptions on the bodice and skirt, there’s lots of scope to make a statement with a bold print for a trendy summer look.

Pattern Sizes & Fabric Requirements

The Penny Dress is available in UK sizes 6-30 and is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). See the size charts below for details on fabric requirements.

Bundles, Pattern Hacks & Add-On Packs

Want more from Penny? Turn her into a tie-front blouse or dress and even a playsuit with our Penny Dress Add-on Pack! Save 10% when you buy the Pattern and Add-on together with the Penny Dress Bundle!

Tutorials & Sewalongs

Need a helping hand with your Penny Dress? Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of our Penny Dress sewalongs over on our YouTube channel.

We’ve also created in in-depth tutorial for the button placket over on the blog!

What will I receive?

The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • Printable PDF Pattern in sizes A4, US Letter & A0
  • Fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet

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

The Penny Dress is either 43 A4 pages, 41 US Letter Size pages and 2 A0 pages (sizes 6-20), or 46 A4 /US letter pages, or 3 A0 pages (size 18-30).

What is a PDF pattern?

A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper.

Choose to add on A0 printing and we will print the pattern on our A0 printers and post it to you so all you need to access digitally is the instruction booklet.

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 free tutorial How to Assemble a PDF Pattern

Is this sewing pattern layered?

Yes! This pattern is layered so you can print off just the size(s) that you need. Find out more about layering here.

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

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