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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Catch up with the sewalong:
Lea (verified owner) –
This is a lovely sew, and a comfortable dress.
Juvonna Chatman (verified owner) –
I love this dress!! Very easy to sew.
Michelle Austin (verified owner) –
Made a lovely maternity dress for my niece. Instructions were lovely to follow. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 🙂
Elisabeth Hirschi (verified owner) –
I really love good woven dress patterns! Love that is comes with a maternity option.