Solo Dress Pattern (4th Ed)

Fitted bodice has center-back zipper and either darts or princess seams. Full-length sleeves come in two styles. A stiff skirt frame provides structure to create the solo dress’s distinctive skirt shape. Design elements include two bodices, two sleeves, two collars, and five skirts to give you the flexibility to design the dress of your dreams!

The 4th Edition Solo Dress pattern offers premium fit and your favorite features.  Built on entirely new blocks, this pattern offers great fit while creating a garment that moves and sits well on the dancer.  We’re especially excited to be offering bust-cup adjustments as an add-on for our expanded Ladies sizes.  Our comprehensive instructions cover construction, embellishment, pattern modification, common fit issues, and more.  Check out our Blog for more tips and tricks.

Our solo dress pattern was first published in 2016 under the name Gúna Rince, and has been updated over time to reflect current trends. It is currently in the 4th Edition. 3rd Ed. patterns are available upon request, but please note that they are not compatible with newer editions as our sizing has changed.

We offer three Add-On patterns for further customization. These are style or fit elements that are not included in the original pattern. For our most popular patterns, we offer JPG versions of pattern pieces for use with graphics and embroidery software. We also sell dress stiffener by the yard.


Solo Dress Video Masterclass

Sew along with Earnest Threads owner and dressmaker Mattie Ernst through each step of creating a solo dress; from the first design sketches to the final stitches!  Featuring 27 video sections (6 hours of content) that users can work through in their own time. 

Receive $5 off your order when you bundle this course with our solo dress pattern!

Pattern Add-Ons


Stand-Alone, Related Patterns