This dress is everything your vintage daydreams are made of! Style and elegance in one gorgeously flattering, comfy, heirloom-quality pencil dress!
This pencil dress sewing pattern is a vintage work of art! The Penelope has been designed with the class of days gone by in mind. Plus this dress has curves for days! And just look at all those glorious options to achieve a bunch of different looks!
The bust and waist darts, feature V-shaped back neckline, and curved tummy shaping create clean, fitted lines that are simply beautiful!
You can make this pattern up for casual office wear or elevate it to retro magnificence. It all comes down to your choices of fabric and styling!
Have you seen all the different ways to channel your inner pin up girl, using this gorgeous number as your starting point? Have a look at the tester gallery on Facebook, here: PENELOPE PENCIL DRESS. And be sure to do yourself a favour and spend very many hours being sucked into the wonderful world of Pinterest for even more inspiration. This dress is sew much fun! Glorious, glorious vintage fun!
The Penelope is most certainly a vintage-inspired, heirloom-quality dress. BUT it can also be super cute rock ‘n roll/ punky/ grunge number too! First, it takes a little hacking to shorten the hemline to mini length. Then throw on some biker boots, tights and a p/leather jacket and you’re good to go! Don’t forget the red lipstick.