Mona — Trapeze Linen Dress Pattern (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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Pattern specifications:

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

Qty: Digital Download

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Customer Questions and Answers

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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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Catherine profile image Nice but...

A line drawing and idea of yardage needed would be most helpful. I prefer to look at the line drawing as a way to better visualize the item

Catherine • November 4, 2020
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Thanks for your feedback, we truly appreciate it! In order to offer these patterns and tutorials free of charge, we kept the styles and presentation pretty simple. Determining your yardage is pretty easy. After you print and assemble your desired size of the pattern, you can do a mock layout based on the width of the fabric you are purchasing. You can make your mock layout half the width of the fabric since you will likely be cutting the pieces with your fabric folded.

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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

Mede un cotton and sleeves added.

Jack • June 6, 2021

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

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

Galina • April 19, 2021

Used heavyweight linen in black from Fabrics-Stores to make this dress. I like the drape achieved with the more substantial fabric on this style garment. Great pockets and good warm weather shape.

Nancy • March 18, 2021
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