Penny Dress


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Buy the Penny dress sewing pattern from Colette Patterns, it 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.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Linen


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54

Sewing level


Make time

All weekend or longer

Pattern format

PAPER 18 – 26

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    5 out of 5 Dream Shirt Dress


    I made the Colette Penny dress in Version 1 using my beautiful Atelier Brunett Stardust Ochre Fabric.

    I’m very pleased with my results. I had to do minimal adjustments to the bodice since I’m long waisted, but overall the fit was spot on. Version 1 does have a big gathered skirt, so in hindsight I wish I would of used version 2 skirt instead. It was a little too much skirt for my taste, but I still love my dress.

    The construction is straight forward, but can be a little tricky if you’ve never attached a collar before. Luckily the sewing community is a wealth of knowledge. Closet Case Patterns has a fantastic tutorial on shirts! Highly recommend giving it a read if you’re making a shirt.

    More photos on my instagram

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