Colette Penny Dress

£14.00

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.

Sizes

Available in two size ranges, from sizes 0 to 26.  Please choose your desired size range in the drop-down box above.

For Colette's size chart, see the last image.

Difficulty Level

No difficulty rating is given.  Looking at the pattern, I would classify this as an intermediate pattern.

Fabric Needed 

Main Fabric: Lightweight to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.

How much fabric do you need?  See the last image.

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.

Haberdashery Needed

All-purpose polyester thread, 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.