The Sofia – A Ladies Shirt Dress Sewing Pattern

(9 customer reviews)

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  • A simply elegant shirt dress sewing pattern
  • Maximum wowness with a full, seven-panel flowy skirt
  • Optional sleeve lengths including sleeveless, three-quarter, and long
  • Optional skirt lengths including knee, midi, and maxi
  • Optional belt
  • Features a traditional two-part collar, bust and waist darts, 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
  • Ladies XXS to 5XL sizing
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The words “simply beautiful” and “everyday elegance” take shape in Sofia, the ladies shirt dress sewing pattern.

The clean lines, shaped bodice, and full, flowy skirt of the Sofia pack a serious wowness punch! From soft, drapey silks with decorative buttons for dressing up, to lovely linens for casual styling, this pattern will 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!

A Beautiful Fit, Just for You

If you are fuller busted and need to do a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA), you can follow our free tutorial using the Sofia pattern pieces. Learn how to adjust patterns for the best fit: Darted Full Bust Adjustment Tutorial.

Before cutting into your wonderfully lovely fabric, it is important to always make up a muslin, or toile. Consequently this test garment allows you to make the appropriate adjustments to the necessary pattern pieces, ensuring a perfect fit!

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 ladies’ sizes XXS to 5XL. See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options – An optional belt plus 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. We used a gorgeously silky, soft viscose rayon in a classic blue and white floral design: Fabric

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 (9)

9 reviews for The Sofia – A Ladies Shirt Dress Sewing Pattern

  1. Ng Puay Choo

    This is a tedious sew, joining 8 skirt pieces to form a circle skirt and sewing 14 buttons for the dress but the result is a beautiful dress.

  2. Vilma Roldan

    Well worth the sew after completion! Love it!

  3. Angie Kyp

    This is the perfect summer dress for me. It’s comfortable, classy and convenient, the pattern is so versatile that my next version could easily become my most worn winter dress too. The inside is just as nice as the exterior with clear and through instructions to guide you through the construction process.

  4. Genevieve Lynne Grossmann

    I loved the challenge of this pattern. All the details finish it off so beautifully. It is so worth taking your time to create a truly beautiful dress.

  5. Ana Inês Barros

    Sofia is a great pattern. Try the maxi, long sleeve as I and be AMAZED with the result <3

  6. Ummul Masakin

    I’ve been waiting for a pattern like this It was so elegant once finished!

  7. Susan Anderson

    The Sofia is a wonderful pattern! It is easy enough that even though I do not sew woven fabric often I still felt comfortable trying the techniques in the pattern directions to create a beautiful dress! The directions are clear and easy to follow and the results are stunning! Can’t wait to make more of them.

  8. Chloe Chew

    This is quite an easy sew except the collar part, I struggled a little at this part but this pattern is awesome!

  9. Meghan Rose

    This pattern came together nicely. It wasn’t a quick sew, but I always appreciate how RP patterns enclose the seams and the finishings are always magnificent. As always, I put it on for the first time and my partner says “”Woah, you made that?

    Thanks Rebecca Page patterns 🙂

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