The Sofia – A Girl’s Shirt Dress Sewing Pattern

(8 customer reviews)

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  • A simply lovely shirt dress sewing pattern
  • Easy to sew, three panel skirt
  • Optional sleeve lengths including sleeveless, three-quarter, and long
  • Optional skirt lengths including knee, midi, and maxi
  • Features an easy one-part collar and button-up front
  • Suitable for light- to medium-weight wovens
  • Perfect for advanced beginner to intermediate sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorials with step-by-step instructions
  • Newborn to 12 years sizing
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The words “simply” and “beautiful” take shape in this girls shirt dress sewing pattern.

The clean lines and lovely skirt of the Sofia pack a seriously pretty punch! Use soft, drapey fabrics with decorative buttons for more formal dressing. Sturdier linens and cottons are wonderful for playtime and learning comfort. This pattern is sure to become a wardrobe staple for year round wearing!

Sofia means “wisdom” and it is certainly wise to add this shirt dress sewing pattern to your collection!

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester galleries on our Facebook page here: Sofia Shirt Dress

Skill Level – Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Sizes – Pattern includes girls’ sizes newborn to 12 years. See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options – Three different sleeve and hem lengths: sleeveless, three-quarter, and long, and knee, midi, and maxi.

Fabrics – Suitable for light- to medium-weight wovens. See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

Reviews (8)

8 reviews for The Sofia – A Girl’s Shirt Dress Sewing Pattern

  1. Beth

    Absolutely love Sofia for girls. Very Versatile. We plan to make a ton in all options and colors for school uniforms as well as home wear! Easy to assemble. Clear instructions and my daughter loves how comfortable it is

  2. Malorie McClennon

    Made it for my daughter and I just want to eat her up it’s so cute! It has a retro vibe that I just love. And with the extremely clear instructions it’s fairly easy to make.

  3. Jess Boaz-Head

    This dress seemed intimidating but it’s actually a lot easier than it looks! I love the beautiful vintage vibe it gives off!

  4. Melinda Bailey

    The Sofia dress was a dream to sew! The instructions are clear, and it was quite quick (I made the sleeveless). It was an instant hit with both the husband and my daughter who absolutely loves her new dress. I will be making more!!

  5. Cordelia Henderson

    This dress was a lot of fun to sew! I really like the shirt dress design.

  6. Adriana Benitez

    Such an adorable pattern! The instructions made it easy to tackle a project outside of my comfort zone. And it has a professional finish. My family is amazed that I made this shirt dress myself.

  7. Zoe Lawson

    Another well written pattern by Rebecca Page. Instructions for seamless finishes always welcomed. I love the rockabilly look of the Sofia and love it can be sewn for all weather types! If you don’t know how to use your machine to sew on buttons, this pattern is the perfect excuse to learn how….lots of buttons to sew on this one!

  8. Claudia Broos-Pauli

    I really love the Sofia, I was a little intimidated but the instructions were so clear! I really enjoyed sewing this amazing dress and the fit is perfect. Every girl should have one.

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