Pleated summer dress pattern

This pattern was made in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for Issue 36 of the magazine.

Pattern is available for free download.

Garment details

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


This pattern is suitable for intermediate makers and beyond.

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

  • Sewing with woven fabrics

  • Sewing darts

  • Sewing pleats

  • Sewing a button placket

Suggested Fabrics

It is encouraged that you 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. You could also consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine or habotai), tencel or viscose (rayon).

For a boxier silhouette, consider light-weight denims or heavy-weight cottons.

Please note: Due to the width of the pattern pieces, 150cm (60in) wide fabric is required for sizes H - J


  • Coordinating thread

  • 3 x 15mm (5/8”) / Size 22 buttons


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: 40 pages

Print shop version: 3 x A0 pages

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

For more information about digital products, please see the digital product policy here.

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