Solo Dress – PDF


A versatile and customizable sewing pattern for modern solo dresses.

PDF Format – $25
Printed Format – $35
Both Formats – $45 (discount applied in cart)


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See ‘Size Chart’ tab above for fitting information.  We now also offer Custom-Fit Patterns.

Fitted bodice has dropped waistline, center-back zipper, and either front and back darts or princess seams. Sleeves have a slight puff at shoulder. A stiff under-skirt provides structure to create the solo dress’s distinctive skirt shape.

The 3rd Edition of the Guna Rince Solo Dress pattern is our most fashion-forward yet.  Improvements to sizing and proportions give the desired shape while creating a garment that moves and sits well on the dancer.  Our comprehensive instructions cover construction, pattern modification, and more.  Check out the Sewing Blog for more tips and tricks.

Each pattern comes with:
• Two bodice options (darts or princess seam)
• Seven skirt options
• Two necklines and and two optional collars (inc. the Rounded Collar, an Add-on in previous editions)
• Bloomers
• Instructions for creating a stiff cape in your desired shape
• Full instructions plus directions for drafting more design elements.
• Patterns include 4 sizes.
• Four ‘add-on’ patterns are sold separately:
The Embroidery Bodice
The Soft Capes
The Seven-Panel Skirts
The Slim Sleeve

We now sell dress stiffener!

The ‘Upgrade Discount’:  Customers who have previously purchased an earlier edition of the solo dress pattern may purchase the Third Edition for 50% off.  Discount applies only to sizes already purchased; think of it as an upgrade on the pattern you already have.  Discounts will be given in the form of a refund after customer status is verified (usually within 48 hours).  Please send us an email after purchasing to let us know you’re looking for the discount.  If you purchased your original pattern under a different name (eg. a spouse or business), please include that information.

Additional information


Standard Printed, PDF-Letter Size (US/Canada), PDF-A4 Size (All other countries)


Girls 5-8, Girls 10-16, Ladies 6-12, Ladies 14-20




Size Chart

Please note that size numbers are not based on age or fashion sizing. Please measure your dancer to find the best size for them.

Girls Sizes

Designed for flat-chested figures without a developed or developing bust.

Dropped Waist
(3-4 inches
below waist)
Back Nape
to Waist
Across Chest Front
(sleeve seam
to seam)
Finished Front Length
from Hollow (center collar
bone) to Hem

Ladies Sizes

Designed for teen and adult figures with a developed or developing bust.

Dropped Waist
(3-4 inches
below waist)
Back Nape
to Waist
Across Chest Front
(sleeve seam
to seam)
Finished Front Length
from Hollow (center collar
bone) to Hem

Printed vs. PDF Format

Printed Patterns
•Printed patterns come ready to use.
•Printed on sturdy, white paper.
•Two shipping speeds available.

PDF/Print-at-Home Patterns
•Print-at-home patterns are sent to your email in PDF format.  Download links last 30 days, so download your patterns promptly.
•Patterns print on standard home-printer paper, so much assembly is required.
•Available in ‘Letter’ Size – 8.5×11 inches’ (US/Canada) and ‘A4′ Size – 210×297 mm’ (International)