Diana — Button Down Linen Pleated Dress (PDF)

This cute little dress has it all: inferfaced neckline, button down front, sleeve cuffs, pleats and inseam pockets. Perfect for a warm day out at the park or beach. Visit the article on The Thread for step by step instructions for sewing.

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Pattern specifications:

Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Illustrations: No
Instructions: No

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Customer Questions and Answers

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runs real small

I have made several things with fabrics patterns and they were true to size but this one was VERY small. I had to use 2-3 sizes up

Deborah • July 9, 2021
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Construction instructions ?

Hi I have downloaded the pattern but I cant see any instructions. I am using an iPad not a computer. Can you help please?

Lesley • April 23, 2021
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Hello, The instructions are located on our blog. I've popped the link for you below, and I've sent it to you in an email in case you miss my reply here :) blog.fabrics-store.com/2016/10/07/diana-linen-button-down-pleated-dress-tutorial/

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Worked like a charm

I just downloaded and printed the pattern for the Diana dress. I'm going to make it out of Montana Grape fabric and put hemstitched patch pockets on it. Thank you so much for the excellent instructions for printing and the free pattern!

Kate • July 19, 2020
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Hope to see photos!

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How much fabric?

Hi, I would love to make this dress, but I don't see the chart telling me how much fabric to purchase. Can you give me a link?

Janice • June 26, 2020
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Hi! This is one of our earlier patterns when we didn't have a size/fabric chart included in the PDF. The sewing tutorial says 2.5 yards for size 6 US - you can email us askfabrics-store.com what size you'd like to make and I will ask our seamstress how much fabric she suggests. The sewing tutorial can be found here : blog.fabrics-store.com/2016/10/07/linen-button-down-pleated-dress-tutorial/

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Size 0/2

Hi ! Thank you for this wonderful pattern. I downloaded it, and it is not available in size 0/2, why is that ? I usually wear xsmall or small, so I wish I could sew it in a smaller size... Thanks !

Alexia • April 29, 2020
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My friend helped me tweak the pattern so the buttons only go down to the waist. I made this as oversize so I can just slip the dress on without bothering with buttons. Super comfy and cool for summer. Thanks for the pattern!

Brannie • October 27, 2022

I have always wanted a mustard linen dress and saw one I really liked on ASOS but was way out of my budget. When I came across this pattern, I realised it was time to make one for myself. As a sewing novice, I found the pattern easy to follow and it really helped me gain confidence in making button holes (a technique I have been avoiding for years). I also added front pockets. Great fit and I highly recommend this pattern.

Sarah • July 30, 2019

Made this today--it was lovely linen to work with and the pattern was super easy. We have super hot summers here in Arizona so this dress will be perfect.

Karen • April 9, 2019

Fun dress to make great for knocking about in the Texas Heat!

Melanie • June 25, 2017
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