Add a me-made touch to your party wardrobe with our Occassion Dress Sewing Pattern! This pattern was first released as The Sophia Dress with issue 42 of Simply Sewing magazine, and it's now available as a PDF pattern in our Etsy store. In this post we'll show you how to convert this pattern into a dress without the cut-out side panels.

Party dress sewing pattern

To make a version of this party dress sewing pattern without the cut-out side panels, we've created a free bonus side panel pattern piece to download and print at home. Just print out the PDF at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!

CLICK HERE to download your bonus pattern piece


Print the 10cm test square on page 4 to check the size before printing the rest of the pattern.

Get the full sewing pattern

If you've just discovered this bonus pattern piece and want to get yuor hands on the full pattern, it's available to buy as a PDF pattern in our Etsy store. Find out more about this pattern in our Occassion Dress Sewing Pattern post.

The Sophia Dress Bonus Side Pattern
stitched projects on model in the shot in the studio
Not feeling brave enough to sport the side panels in the original pattern? Fear not! This bonus pattern will covert your occasion dress into a garment with solid sides.


Zoe WilliamsLaunch Editor,

Zoe is the launch Editor of She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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