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.

Dress Peter Pan Collar Pattern

The Libby Dress

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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
Peter Pan Collar Dress Sewing Pattern – The Libby Dress

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.

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Zoe WilliamsLaunch Editor,

Zoe is the launch Editor of She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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