digital pdf sewing pattern
Penelope is a timeless special occasion dress or playful everyday dress! Penelope features a perfect peter pan collar that extends around to the bodice back. The front bodice has 4 pin-tucked rows and a waist sash with side ties. The back features button closure.
Penelope can either be made sleeveless or has two sleeve options: cap and 3/4 sleeves with bow details, making it the perfect dress year round.
The formal skirt is full and can be comprised of tulle only, tulle & lace, or tulle & fabric. The everyday skirt is also full, but only comprised of one layer of fabric.
Our tutorial features tips for cutting, gathering and sewing with large yardages of tulle. Our technique for attaching and sewing the tulle skirt allows for extremely full skirts without pushing your sewing machine to the limits.
The Instant Download PDF Includes:
- Sizes: 2T - 10 years
- Size Chart, Fabric Requirements, Fabric Recommendations, Notions, and Sewing Tips
- Full tutorial and step-by-step instructions, including over 40 color photos to clarify each step for beginners
- Includes (2) Downloadable Files:
- US Letter (A4 compatible): Print from home with regular computer paper, tape together, and then cut pattern pieces
- A0 Copy Shop (Projector compatible): Send off to print large scale or use with your at home projector
Click here to download the free Penelope Coloring Page.
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Absolutely LOVE this pattern! It made the most beautiful Easter dress…my daughter was over the moon
Such a sweet dress!
Love this pattern! Makes such a gorgeous dress for little girls
The princess loves it
I made this dress for my granddaughter. She says it is the perfect dress for the first day of school.
Instructions are very detiled and easy to follow, perfect for beginner like me. Try it, you will not regretret!
I just loved this pattern and I have been recommending VFT to everyone who comments on my daughter's dress. :) Easy to sew, easy to customize, and just adorable. Thank you!
This was my second time sewing with tulle so Penelope was a big challenge for me. The instructions were clear and using upholstery thread for the final skirt gather did the trick! So happy with the final product!
I made this dress in a size 2T. It’s perfect for my granddaughter and was easy to sew! I did mash up using Elodie sleeve and Isobel ruffle!
A great every day and fancy dress
Over all experience was great, I love the Peter Pan collar and the 3/4 length sleeves for a simple fall dress. If I had to make one suggestion, I would add the option in the tutorial for adding a placket into an existing seam. My finances dictate that I shop for yardage in Second hand bedsheets so I often have a piece large enough to make the average 80” skirt without having two side seems. I had to experiment a bit to add the placket into one seam at the back instead of cutting a fresh placket insert. Yes I could cut two pieces from the yardage to follow the instructions, but I’d rather not do the work for that. Other than that, I really enjoyed the process and love the little pin tuck pleats ❤️
Very easy pattern. Love Violette Field Threads. Thanks Shelley.
This was exactly what a was looking for in a pattern. I didn't do the tulle so I can't tell you how easy or hard it was to do. I love this pattern and it will be made over and over. Thanks.
Such a princess dress!
The pattern was easy to follow, like always, and it was my first time making a full tulle skirt. Love the result!!
She was the star of the Daddy Daughter Dance!
Are used this pattern to make a dress for my niece to wear to the daddy daughter dance with my brother. We went to the fabric store to pick out her fabric together. The dress came together very easily. The instructions were perfectly detailed and clear. I love sewing with patterns from this company. I have about nine patterns and they all have come out very nice! Pictures and illustrations are very helpful, so are the written instructions.
I love this pattern so much!
This is my first make from VFT and I love how easy the instructions are to follow. The dress is amazing. So pretty. I made three for flower girl dresses. I did have struggles with the cap sleeves, but it isn’t pattern related. I used satin and it was hard to get them to lay right. I’m not a very experienced sewist and think with practice, they will be much better. I’m look forward to making more of your patterns.
Perfect dress pattern
Love this pattern. Perfect for every day dress or special occasion))))
A beautiful sewing pattern. Quite simply sewn and looks stunning. Would buy it again. Thank you.
Very cute pattern
This pattern is very versatile. Made a Bea dress.
I loved using this pattern. The directions were clear and easy to follow. The finished product in velveteen and taffeta with tulle underskirt made the perfect Christmas dress for my granddaughter! I'm looking forward to making another one for a show in 2 weeks.
Great pattern with great instructions for working with all of that tulle.
Still new to sewing clothes but this simple pattern with great pics made it easier and allowed me to make something beautiful