New pattern in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine : The Pleated Summer dress


Yay! New pattern time! With the warmer weather here (at least here in Sydney), it's time for you to see the new pattern I made in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for their most recent issue. I absolutely loved making this sample - I got to use a beautiful blush linen from The Fabric Store, and it was fun to make something a little more advanced than the things I've been sewing lately. 




The Pleated Summer Dress is a relaxed and boxy style dress, with a pleated skirt. It features a button placket, with hidden buttons, bias bound armholes and neckline, bust darts and a back yoke.


Through the creation of this garment you will gain confidence in:

  • sewing with woven fabrics
  • sewing darts
  • sewing pleats
  • sewing a button placket

I'd encourage you to use a fabric that is soft and drapes well. Consider using light to mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray. For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine or habotai), tencel or viscose (rayon). 


The other thing that's very exciting about this issue of Peppermint Magazine is that there's a story about me and my business in it! Grab a copy if you'd like to have a read!

To see more of the patterns I've created in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine, head over to the shop

Go ahead! Grab the pattern, as always it's a freebie!