Sonata Dress

16 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Sonata Dress is meant for woven fabrics. It features a v-neckline with a facing that can either be sewn to the outside to feature a fabric, or sewn to the inside to give a seamless look. The dress can also be lined if you’re working with a sheer fabric. Four sleeve options are included: sleeveless, short, flutter and bishop. The high waistline is flattering and easy to wear with the a-line skirt. The back of the dress features an elastic casing to give a more fitted look without having to deal with other forms of closures. And what dress would be complete without pockets?! The Sonata Dress includes side seam pockets.

Sonata Dress Features:

  • Meant for woven fabrics
  • Notched v-neckline
  • Faced or lined bodice options
  • 4 cup sizes: A, B, C, D
  • Bust and waist darts for feminine shaping
  • Elastic casing at the back
  • A-line skirt
  • Optional in-seam pockets

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginners

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on three A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

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The Sonata Dress instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Sonata Dress pdf pattern for ladies contains pattern pieces for one body style, four sleeves and a four cup sizes: A, B, C & D.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included. The large format file will print on 3 A0 sized sheets.
  • Projector file for those using a projector instead of printing
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • 2 pages of pattern adjustment guides
  • 8 pages of bright and clear step by step illustrations.
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

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Pattern updated on 1/7/21 to include size range XS-5X

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16 reviews for Sonata Dress

  1. Lea (verified owner)

    This is a lovely sew, and a comfortable dress.

  2. Juvonna Chatman (verified owner)

    I love this dress!! Very easy to sew.

  3. Michelle Austin (verified owner)

    Made a lovely maternity dress for my niece. Instructions were lovely to follow. Thank you.

  4. ainouotila82 (verified owner)

    I love my tencel satin Sonata dress – it’s both polished and comfy.
    I needed to adjust the bust darts but that was easy thanks to the clear instructions.

  5. tabitha.bernard (verified owner)

    Having a large bust, I shied away from dresses for many years… then I found Love Notions patterns. The Sonata pattern has become my block for tops. Both dresses fit me perfectly and my husband loves them :). The dress is easy to sew and the instructions are detailed and easy to follow.

  6. karynkemp37 (verified owner)

    I really like this pattern for woven fabric. I have made it at least 6 times and always changed up the details. Thank you for such a versatile pattern.

  7. dvanhamlin (verified owner)

    I love that the Sonata Dress pattern has cup sizes, and appreciate the fitting tips in the tutorial. I had to lower the bust dart (a common adjustment for me) and although I still need to hem and add the binding to the armscyes, I can tell that this dress is going to be worn often and the pattern used again and again. And, it has pockets, always a win in my book! <3

  8. angela919 (verified owner)

    Love, love, love this pattern, was an easy adjustment for the bust, when done it gave a great fit, will be making more.

  9. Maya Oya (verified owner)

    Love this dress, it’s so easy to make. I made 2 in a day. First one was slightly fiddly, second one was done a couple hours later.
    Comfy, perfect fit. Love the pockets

  10. Kim*** (verified owner)

    This is a great dress; incredibly versatile, feminine yet practical and easy to wear. Dress up or down. I’ve lowered the waist for a different look, and used it for a top (i just added fish eye darts in the back instead of the elastic for shaping, but have also left loose for a comfy top). Great fit in the sleeves and lots of options. Truly a ‘go to’ for me 🙂

  11. Elisabeth Hirschi (verified owner)

    I really love good woven dress patterns! Love that is comes with a maternity option.

  12. robine_30 (verified owner)

    I made myself an Easter dress in a lovely yellow floral print with this pattern and got SO MANY compliments. Great pattern!

  13. Sally Holmes (verified owner)

    I love the neckline of this dress, and the instructions make it so easy to do

  14. Maria Martinez (verified owner)

    such a gorgeous neckline which is easy to sew even for a beginner like me

  15. Grown in Newcastle (verified owner)

    Fantastic pattern that invites multiple sews! I’ve made 3 versions so far any have only scratched the surface of possibilities for this comfortable, practical, and elegant dress. The exposed sculptured neckline can be in same or constrasting fabric for completely different looks. Or the facing can be turned inwards and the shape changed to a V or scoop to shift the focus to the rest of the dress. It works in a relatively crisp cotton or silk just as well as a drapey linen or viscose. The incorporated pockets make it quick to cut and put together, once the neckline is done. As with any bodice, it may need a few alterations to get the sizing and dart placement perfect. Recommend!

  16. susanlss1956 (verified owner)

    I have made this dress over and over, in both short sleeved and long sleeved. It is my go to pattern for a woven dress. Every time I wear one of them I get complimented, it flatters all body shapes. It is a can’t loose buy.

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