The Penny Dress Now Comes in Paper Format!

Sew Over It Penny Dress Pattern

We’re delighted to release our best-selling PDF pattern, the Penny Dress, in paper format too!

We know lots of you prefer paper patterns, and so after lots of requests, we decided to print our popular Penny Dress!

The new printed version features a beautiful new illustrated front cover and a gorgeous hand-drawn instruction booklet.

And that’s not all! After lots of feedback that it was a little bit short, we’ve slightly lengthened the bodice of the Penny Dress by an inch.

If you’ve previously bought the Penny Dress and would like the new updated version, don’t worry! Everyone who’s bought the Penny Dress in the past can download the new files, including updated pattern and illustrated instructions, straight from their account!

Not familiar with Penny? Let’s introduce you!

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

She features a sleeveless button-up bodice, flat collar, pretty gathered shoulder panel, easy-fit elasticated waist and on-trend midi-length skirt.

The flattering dropped shoulder offers a nod to the 1950s whilst the simplicity of the design 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’s a simple project, perfect for sunny summer days.

Incredibly versatile, Penny can be sewn in a huge range of woven fabrics. If you’re a beginner we recommend cotton lawn, seersucker or linen, whilst intermediate stitchers can have fun with drape, with rayon, viscose and lightweight crepe.

It’s an advanced beginner to intermediate level sewing pattern and comes in UK sizes 8-20.

Penny has become a fast favourite in the Sew Over It office. She’s flattering on so many figures and we’ve all enjoyed sewing our own versions. You can see some of them on our YouTube channel!

And see the fantastic versions our customers have sewn on the #SOIPennyDress Instagram hashtag.

Need a Penny Dress in your life?
Snap her up in paper or PDF format on our online shop!

2 thoughts on “The Penny Dress Now Comes in Paper Format!”

  1. mommurri08 says:

    How do we download the new version of the pattern and instructions? I bought the pattern a week before the new version came out, but can’t figure out how to download the new one. Thanks!

    1. Alex - Sew Over It says:

      If you log in to your account and look in your Downloads section, you should find them in there. If not, just drop us an email

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