Sofia Dress & Top - Sizes 14-30 - PDF
View the 14-30 size chart here.
Sofia is also available in sizes 0-18. See the pattern here.
SOFIA is a wonderful mix of pretty and comfortable, featuring an elasticized, shirred bodice that allows for easy fit and wear. You will find full instructions on how to sew shirring. Choose from three garment styles along with several sleeve options, which can be mixed and matched to create several looks.
The dress features a waist-length bodice and an A-line skirt with optional pockets and lining. Two top options are also included, allowing you to make a crop with a small ruffle hem, or a peplum top with a larger ruffle hem. Pair them with your favorite high waisted skirt or pants.
Choose from four sleeve styles: Sleeves 1 & 2 are similar in style, featuring an elasticated puff shoulder and ruffled hem. Sleeve 1 is cap length, and Sleeve 2 is Elbow length. Sleeve 3 is a bishop sleeve with an elasticated puff shoulder and rows of shirring at the wrist. Sleeve 4 is a bias-cut bell sleeve that is accompanied by a shoulder strap, designed to ensure coverage of bra straps
Important: This PDF pattern is a digital download that must be printed at home or at a copy chop. You will receive an email with a link to download the pattern, which will give you several printing options. See details in the following "details" tab.
The several PDF files are packaged into a .ZIP file, which must be unpacked on a PC device, as many mobile devices do not support this file type without the use of a third part app.
Sofia is also available in sizes 0-18. See this version of the pattern here.
Techniques: (some techniques depend on the selected style)
• Shirring with elastic thread
• Double turned hem
• Elastic insertion
• Sleeve insertion
• Gathering (Bell sleeve)
• Side seam Pockets (Dress)
Pattern File Details:
There are several pattern file options for your convenience. Print the one which suits you best...
Tiled Pattern: 65 Pages
Tiled PDF files can be printed separately so that you can print just what you need for this modular pattern).
A0 Pattern: 3 Pages
Copy Shop Pattern: 1 page with dimensions 36 x 120"
Instructions: 19 pages
Self: Lightweight fabric with a soft drape: Cotton, gingham, broadcloth, rayon, linen, single gauze, crepe.
Lining (Optional): Bemberg or acetate lining. Select a color that is compatible with your fabric.
Interfacing: Fusible interfacing, compatible with weight of the fabric
• Fabric marking tool that will draw a fine line, such as a chalk dispenser
• Clear drafting ruler
• Safety pin (sleeve 1, 2 & 3)
• Sewing machine needle
• Measuring tape
• Stitch ripper
ALL BODY STYLES:
• All-purpose thread
• Two to three spools of good quality
• 1/4" elastic: 2.5 yd/2.3 m
CROP & PEPLUM TOP:
• 1/4" elastic: 1.5 yd/1.4 m
SLEEVE #4 - BELL
• Fusible interfacing: 1/2 yd/m