Penny Dress by Sew Over It

A midi-length woven shirtdress with a button-up bodice, gathered shoulders, and a flat collar.

Pattern: Penny Dress
Designer: Sew Over It
Categories: Midi Dresses, Shirt Dresses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Crêpe, Georgette, Lawn, Linen, Seersucker
required fabric: 3 1/2 to 3 7/8 Yards
Sizes: 4 - 16
Paper Sewing Pattern$19.24
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The Penny Dress by Sew Over It is a cute, vintage-inspired, simple shirt dress perfect for warm summer days and convertible to autumn attire when paired with a cardigan. This dress features a flat collar, gathered shoulders, a button-up bodice, and an elastic-waist skirt extending to midi-length. Sew your Penny Dress in a rayon challis for a dress that's easily transitions from casual to more dressed-up.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Not Applicable

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust37 1/239 1/241 1/243 1/245 1/247 1/249 1/2
Waist36 1/238 1/240 1/242 1/244 1/246 1/248 1/2
Hip72 1/274 1/276 1/278 1/280 1/282 1/284 1/2
Nape to Waist15 3/41616 1/416 1/216 3/41717 1/4
Waist to Hem26 1/226 1/226 1/226 1/226 1/226 1/226 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

55" Wide3 1/23 1/23 1/23 7/83 7/83 7/83 7/8

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Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This paper pattern includes all pattern pieces and instructions with illustrations.


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