Diana - Button Down Linen Pleated Dress Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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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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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Illustrations: No
Instructions: No
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30

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Customer Questions and Answers


Hi there, I've just seen that this fabric is out of stock. Would it be available soon? Thanks

Inma • April 7, 2024
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The fabric used to make this pattern is out of stock and we do not intend on restocking it. A great alternative would be our IL019 mediumweight linen.

Lauren • April 7, 2024

Is there a page that has the yardage requirements?

Georgina • January 15, 2024
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Some of our earlier patterns don't have yardage listed in the .pdf booklet. For these, you can print and cut your pattern pieces and lay them out in a mock layout according to your fabrics width, to ascertain your yardage.

Lauren • January 15, 2024

Bonjour, Ma taille française est 36 , quelle est la taille correspondante aux Etats Unis , s'il vous plaît ? Un grand merci

Andrée • June 22, 2023
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Hello, we recommend comparing your body measurements to the size chart to find your best size as not all sizes convert well.

Lauren • June 22, 2023

Hi. I'm new to the world of sewing and I'd like to make this but I'm not sure how much fabric I will need. Can anyone please tell me how I figure this out?

tanya • March 23, 2023
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Our blog tutorial recommends 2.5 yards for the Dress :)

Lauren • March 23, 2023

Hello, Thanks so much for this free pattern! Is it possible to make it out of a viscose fabric?

Nancy • March 9, 2023
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We design and test our patterns specifically for our linen fabrics. You can make them from other similar fabrics if you desire.

Lauren • March 9, 2023

Hi. Should the button plaque be cut on the fold twice and then opened up for the two parts? I hope that is clear! Thank you Susan Kourea

Susan • January 29, 2023
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Yes, you will cut 2 on the fold for this pattern :)

Lauren • January 29, 2023
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Pattern is small

I have used a couple of different patterns from your website. They were very nice fitting. This pattern runs extremely small! I did not measure the pattern before cutting and have made a dress I cannot wear. I am very disappointed but will check the measurements next time.

Dorothy • May 19, 2023
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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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this was relatively easy to make. just shortened to fit me better. this is made in a woven light cotton material.

wendy • May 9, 2023

I love this Diana pattern so much I made another one! The one I made with cat pattern fabric received a lot of compliments and friends ask me where I bought the dress, so I referred them to your website's free pattern download! I tweaked the neckline to a rounder look instead of a V-neck; and changed button front so it only opens down to the waist. I used a cotton linen blend fabric so it doesn't wrinkle much. the pattern is great and the tutorial helps heaps! Thanks you so much!

Brannie • December 15, 2022

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
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