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Penny

No. 1038

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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.

Version 1 features a fitted waistband and full set-in sleeves that complement a gathered skirt.

Version 2 has a sleeveless bodice, a semi-circle skirt, and an overlapping gathered waist belt.

Intermediate

Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

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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.

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61 - 72 pages

Print-at-home files, copy shop files, and instructions. See contents file in download for detailed descriptions.

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