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Beaded Sonja Dress

Added Feb 18, 2014

by kellykilburn

Seattle, Washing...






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.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Vintage, Casual, Classic, Mod
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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