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Symmetric Sonja

Added May 12, 2013

by Trudy McGrath

Somewhere, Ireland






Bought two meters of this fabric for €1!!! I knew it will be a delight to work with even though it was a sale item apparently…don’t exactly know why as it is just a brilliant print in my opinion but oh well.

I used the “Sonja” pattern which you can download here for free. I’ve looked through other member’s final versions on Sonja and have seen a lot of complaints about its fit. Well I must say for me it worked just fine, one of the nicest patterns I’ve used to date. You will of course need to adjust a bit but it is a fitted dress! Anyway, for me it was a delight to work with and would highly recommend!

Used size 6 and 1 cm seam-allowance. I’m a UK 8 and according to this pattern it is a 6 so read the sizing guide carefully and you will have no problems afterwards!

I designed my own peplum as an addition to the original version…can’t wait to wear it I must say :)




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    Sep 14, 2014, 06.27 PMby 00001

    The shape of the dress and the fabric go perfect together!

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      Sep 15, 2014, 08.53 AMby Trudy McGrath

      Oh thank you! need to lose the baby weight so i can wear it again!:)

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    May 16, 2013, 07.00 AMby Lina Josefine Bertheussen

    the dress turned out great!

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    May 12, 2013, 10.30 PMby Mary Athey

    oh trudy this is gorgeous. i love your fabric and what a bargain.this dress looks super high end . perfectly fabulous x

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      May 12, 2013, 11.19 PMby Trudy McGrath

      Thank you Mary, a woman loves a bit of bargain ;) xx

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    May 12, 2013, 07.13 PMby kisses

    Nice fabric….would really like to see it on you Trudy

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      May 12, 2013, 07.16 PMby Trudy McGrath

      Thank you, will post some new images wearing the dress! :)

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    May 12, 2013, 04.15 PMby Cristina Staicu

    This looks really nice and I live that you kept the perfect symmetry of the print! I can’t believe it was so cheap :)) it looks much much more expensive ! Xx

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      May 12, 2013, 04.17 PMby Trudy McGrath

      I was worried about the symmetry but I managed to keep it accurate enough. Yes, was such a bargain I can’t believe how lucky I was :)!

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