The Sophia Dress

The Sophia Dress sewing pattern

Twirl your way into event season with The Sophia Dress in UK sizes 6-20, a statement occasion frock with cut-out side panels and two sleeve and skirt styles.

From prom nights to garden parties, weddings to anniversary celebrations, summer events offer sewists so many opportunities to get creative with luxurious fabrics – think beautiful brocades, sumptuous jacquards, floaty crepes and statement cotton prints.

Of course, special fabrics like these call for a special pattern, and we’ve got just the design: The Sophia Dress, in UK sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/EUR 34-48).

The Sophia Dress sewing pattern

This chic number has swoon-worthy details to play with for a different look every time you make it, including optional cap sleeves, statement cut-out side panels and a twirly skirt in two lengths – perfect for social butterflies with lots of occasions in the calendar to sew for!

Grab a copy of issue 42 for fabric and occasion styling inspiration, and be sure to share your finished Sophia Dress tagged #simplysewingmag

The Sophia Dress

This pattern was first published in issue 42 of Simply Sewing magazine and is now available to buy as a printed sewing pattern in our online store.


UK sizes 6-20, US 4-18 and EUR 34-48

You will need

  • Dress A main fabric: 140cm (55in) width x 2.3m (212yds) for all sizes
  • Dress B main fabric: 140cm (55in) width x 1.9m (214yds) for all sizes
  • Dress A Lining fabric: 140cm (55in) width x 2.3m (212yds) for all sizes
  • Dress B: 140cm (55in) width x 1.9m (214yds) for all sizes
  • Invisible zip: 56cm (22in)
  • Hook and eye
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton, brocade or jacquard. Use lightweight cotton for the lining.


  • Add fluttery cap sleeves, or make a sleeveless Sophia.
  • Sew on-trend cut-out side panels
  • Sew a lined fitted bodice
  • Insert an invisible zip

Buy it Now

Get the printed pattern in our Sewing Quarter pattern shop.

Simply sewing the Sophia dress detail