The Penny Dress is an advanced beginner to intermediate level sewing pattern.
Need a helping hand with your Penny Dress button placket? We’ve created in in-depth tutorial for this step over on the blog!
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.
Our samples are made in crepe (blue version worn with cardigan), cotton lawn (poppies print, black floral print, and blue graphic print) and viscose (navy feather print and white floral version).
The Penny Dress sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. 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 A4 and US Letter print-at-home format, and copyshop format)
- illustrated printable instruction booklet
- metric/imperial measurement conversion chart
- copyshop permission letter
The Penny Dress print-at-home PDF pattern is 40 pages long.
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 PDF Printing Service here.
So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, 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.