The Libby Dress

The Libby Dress sewing pattern

Sew a new spring staple with The Libby Dress sewing pattern in UK sizes 6-20, with a classic Peter Pan collar, simple pleated skirt and two sleeve and skirt lengths.

In the words of Taylor Swift, it’s time to shake it off – your winter knitwear, that is! We’re waving goodbye to layers and saying hello to breezy cotton prints with this issue’s Libby Dress. This timeless style features a princess-seam bodice, pleated skirt, and a sweet Peter pan collar we reckon Taylor would definitely approve of.

Show us your spring style tagged #simplysewingmag

The Libby Dress sewing pattern version 2

The Libby Dress

This PDF dress sewing pattern is available in our Etsy store or buy the printed pattern in our Sewing Quarter shop.


UK sizes 6-20, US 4-18 and EUR 34-48

You will need

  • Fabric – Dress A: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 2.6m (3yds) or 140cm (55in) width fabric x 1.9m (214yds) for all sizes
  • Fabric – Dress B: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 3m (314yds) or 140cm (55in) width fabric x 2.2m (212yds) for all sizes
  • Contrast fabric for collar: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 35cm (14in)
  • Iron-on interfacing: 35x35cm (14x14in)
  • Invisible zip: 56cm (22in)
  • Hook and eye
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Lightweight woven fabrics such as cotton, cotton lawn, crepe and viscose.

We’ve used:

We used Silver Bells B Tana Lawn by Liberty from Alice Caroline, and Luxury Crepe in Coral from Sew Over It.


  • Sew a Peter Pan collar
  • Add pleats to the skirt for a flattering fit
  • Insert an invisible zip
  • Customise patterns: Choose from two sleeve and skirt lengths.

The Libby Dress sewing pattern back