Beaded Sonja Dress

Added Feb 18, 2014

by kellykilburn

Seattle, Washing...

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I have become obsessed with finding and printing free patterns online, and I have to say, this one is my new favorite. I love the fact that with a change of fabric or slight alteration to the pattern (totally making a peplum top with this one) it can totally change the look and feel of this dress. This pattern is pretty simple, not too many pieces to deal with. I was a dummy and didn’t read that I needed to add seam allowance, but in the end it worked out for the best because I used my serger for most of it and didn’t need the extra fabric. The only place it caused me troubles was in the shoulders where I had to flip the lining right side out, which made me hate the world for the 20 or so minutes it took me to push it through.

I decided to add a little hand beading to the neckline and it made the dress feel more special. I wore it to a Valentines dinner date with a friend and of course forgot to take pictures except for a cheesy #selfie (yeah that’s right) I sent to my best friend where you can kind of see the top. Overall it’s a great pattern, I think I’ll make at least 100 versions.

Material Notes

Cheap bottom weight from Joann’s.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage, Casual, Classic, Mod
Material
Cotton, Linen, Wool

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    Feb 23, 2014, 11.48 PMby Sandi Najda-Beck

    Where can I download?

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    Feb 22, 2014, 11.45 AMby chased-away

    Cute dress, the beaded details make it so pretty :)

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    Feb 19, 2014, 08.01 PMby liesielove

    nice choice and good work

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    Feb 19, 2014, 07.59 AMby loves2sew555

    this dress is so pretty! definitely gonna use this pattern. p.s. I LOVE you nails!!! perfect for valentine’s day. STUNNING!!!

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    Feb 19, 2014, 02.51 AMby izbott

    I love your dress. I too have down loaded the pattern. It’s such a nice pattern. Your dress is special with lovely bead work.

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    Feb 19, 2014, 12.20 AMby Mary Athey

    This looks great, love the beading x

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