The Penny dress features a classic design with feminine details. This charming shirtdress has a fitted bodice, with traditional shirt details like a collar stand, button placket, and shoulder yoke. These thoughtful details allow you to learn new sewing skills or perfect existing ones.
Version 1 features a fitted waistband and full set-in sleeves that complement a gathered skirt. This version is perfect for honing in on your decorative stitching and tailoring skills.
Version 2 has a sleeveless bodice, a semi-circle skirt, and an overlapping gathered waist belt. The skirts can be mixed to match either bodice, so you can create a customized dress for your style.
PLEASE NOTE This printed pattern is a US Size 0-16 (33" to 44" bust). Larger sizes US 18-26 are available but need to be downloaded from the Colette website as a pdf. Details are in the pattern pack and on the US Colette website colettepatterns.com. Any queries contact me or Colette direct.
All-purpose polyester thread, sewing machine needle, hand-sewing needle, point turner, lightweight fusible interfacing (see size chart). Version 1: seven 5/8” (1.6 cm) buttons, one 1/4” (0.63 cm) button, three size 3 sew on snaps. Version 2: four 5/8” (1.6 cm) buttons, one 1/4” (0.63 cm) button, seven size 3 sew on snaps.
Main Fabric: Lightweight to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.
Lining: 1/4 yard (0.2 meters) of lightweight woven fabrics such as cotton voile, lawn, or polyester in 45 or 60” (114 / 152 cm) widths.