Button-up dress pattern

This pattern was made in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for Issue 39 of the magazine.

Pattern is available for free download.

Garment details

The Button-up Dress is a sleeveless dress with princess panels that give a subtle 'fit and flare' silhouette. The dress is designed to be worn on it's own in the warmer months or layered over a long sleeve top and tights in the cooler months. The dress features a button up front and an all-in-one facing to finish the neckline and armholes.


This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners and beyond.

By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in:

  • Sewing princess panels

  • Sewing an all-in-one facing

  • Sewing buttonholes

Suggested Fabrics

The Button-up Dress is compatible with medium to heavy weight fabrics. Consider using: cotton twill, cotton drill, linen, corduroy or denim.

Lighter fabrics could be used, but keep in mind that the buttons could weigh it down.


  • Coordinating thread

  • 10 x 22mm (7/8in) buttons

  • 0.8m (0.9yds) Light to mid-weight iron on fusing (if your fabric requires it)


The pattern is available in 10 sizes (A - J) and is nested, to make it easier for you to grade between sizes.

Digital product details

The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file.

Print at home pattern: 35 pages

Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages

The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

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