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.
Colette patterns now come in split sizes so you can choose between Misses 0-16 and Curvy 18-26. Patterns sizes 0-16 are designed for a C cup. Our curvy sizes 18-26 are designed for a DD cup. Please note these are US sizes.
0 - 26
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.
Lightweight to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.
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.