Mona — Trapeze Linen Dress Pattern, Type - PDF


Even the simplest design can be transformed into something special. This dress is a perfect example. With its loose-fitting silhouette, it features a couple of original details like the button loop opening at the back and "faux" patch pockets at the front.

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  • Layered PDF to print just your size
  • Most patterns graded in size 0/2 to 28/30
  • Many have Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog
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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Illustrations: No
Instructions: No
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30

Qty: Digital Download

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Customer Questions and Answers


I'm looking forward to making this lovely dress, but can't find any instructions. Where are they?

Cherie • March 10, 2023
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The instructions are located on our blog, The Thread. Simply go to and search "Mona" in the search box.

Lauren • March 10, 2023

How do you know how much fabric to buy? Thanks

Sarah • March 6, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Our designer recommends 2.5 yards

Lauren • March 6, 2023


martina • February 13, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Our free patterns are only available as digital downloads which you can print at home or take to your local library or printer for printing. We have a growing selection of premium patterns for purchase which come pre-printed for you.

Lauren • February 13, 2023
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Sizing trends small

You can expect to size up for this pattern. Neckline is high and can feel a bit uncomfortable as drawn.

Meredith • December 30, 2022
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Julie profile image Instructions?

It says no instructions included, but I see one reviewer mentioned 'easy to follow instructions'. I don't see any in the printable I've downloaded. Can anyone offer information on this please? Thank you!

Julie • February 12, 2022
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Good afternoon and thank you for your inquiry. Most of our free PDF patterns come with a sewing tutorial on our blog. Here is the tutorial for this dress: And please email us if you have any questions. Have a great day!

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Fabric Requirements

I can't seem to find the yardage requirements for this dress.

Lisa • September 25, 2021
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Hello, This is one of our older free patterns which didn't list yardage. We are in the process of updating these patterns to include this information. In the meantime, you can assemble your pattern pieces and lay them out on a flat surface according to the width of your fabric. Next, measure the length that the patterns take up to find your yardage requirement. We used 2.5 yards for the smallest size.

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I have downloaded the pattern and would like to sew this dress but I wonder if the sizes are correct? The seem very small to me. Normally I use a size 14 but in this case I would have to use a size 20/22 according to the finished garment bust measurement?

Tusse • July 13, 2021
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Hello, sizing across pattern companies and all clothing brands differ since there isn't a standardized size system. We recommend choosing your size based on the body and finished garment measurements. Our patterns are also drafted for a B-cup up to a size 16, so you may like to do a full bust adjustment if your cup size differs. Please email us if you'd like assistance doing this or for choosing a size :)

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Easy and Beautiful

I consider myself still a beginner. I've made a few things but sometimes feel I have more misses than hits. This pattern is definitely a hit! I made 2 dresses in 2 days. The first I made w/ a cotton linen blend which turned out well but the fabric was a bit stiff and the neck line felt a bit too high for me. The second I made in mid weight 100% linen in a gorgeous storm cloud blue gray and lowered the neck line by 1 inch. Perfection! The instructions are complete and easy to follow and I even learned a new technique with the bias binding on the neck and arm holes.

SYBIL • June 22, 2021
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This pattern is great for ladies of smaller bust sizes - I had to do significant adjustments to the bust area because I do not. Otherwise it's a great summer dress that is easy to sew

Isabel • March 2, 2023

Thanks for the patterns. It's my favorite dress.

Galina • April 19, 2021

This is the first dress I've tried from this site. It is so cute, I love it. I just ordered some material to make one for my daughter. The tutorials are wonderful. Thank you ~ Joyce

Joyce • December 15, 2020

I can see myself making so many more of this dress in all of the linen colors. This one is in the heavyweight 4C22 GINGER color. I love the way the pockets are sewn into the front of the dress, a really nice touch!

Lauren • May 14, 2021

I decided to add a button placket to the front of the dress, and a facing around the neckline instead of the bias tape, which was more suitable to my fabric. Thank you for the lovely pattern!

Maria • May 21, 2022
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