Hinterland Dress

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Buy the Hinterland Dress sewing pattern from Sew Liberated. The Hinterland Dress offers a timeless, comfortable, and elegant silhouette. Featuring three sleeve options, either partial or full button down plackets, customisable length, and inseam pockets, this is a pattern workhorse that spans the seasons. The fit is loose, with side bust darts and a gathered skirt with optional waist ties, and is easily modified for maternity and nursing. Don’t feel like buttons? Cut the front bodice on the fold for a placket-free hack. You might consider lengthening the bodice and hack it into an adorable cropped top, too! It is part of the Sedimentary Capsule, and pairs well with Sew Liberated’s Metamorphic Dress, Arenite Pants, Gypsum Skirt, and Strata Top.

Suggested fabrics: The Hinterland Dress is designed for woven fabrics. Look for mid-weight linen, silk noil, cotton ikat, and light- to mid-weight chambray or denim.

Fabric requirements: Sleeved versions: 45” (114 cm) wide fabric, 4 ¼ yards (3.9 m); 54” (137 cm) wide fabric, 3 ½ yards (3.2 m) // sleeveless versions: 45” (114 cm) wide fabric, 3 ½ yards (3.2 m); 54” (137 cm) wide fabric, 2 3/4 yards (2.5 m), or 2 ¼ yards (2.1 m) for sizes 6 and under // note that if you want to extend the skirt length beyond the provided midi length, you will need to purchase extra fabric.

Sizing: US 0 – 24 (approx. UK 8 – 24). Please check the size chart.

Notions: Coordinating thread // for bodice placket version: ½ yard lightweight fusible interfacing; four  1/2” – 5/8” buttons // for full-length placket version: 1-1/4 yards lightweight fusible interfacing; eleven 1/2” – 5/8” buttons.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER and PDF formats. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Digital print-at-home pattern; large format (A0) pattern; step-by-step illustrated instructions.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF

PDF Printing

18 pages (common pieces), 19 pages (sleeved), 9 pages (sleeveless)

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    5 out of 5 Super versatile dress pattern!

    sewstainability

    I made the longer length with the bodice button placket and sleeveless version of this dress. Because you can sew with or without sleeves, half button placket or full button placket and choose from multiple lengths I really think this is one of the most versatile dress patterns out there! I am so excited to make a full button placket version out of linen and a no-button-placket-at-all version out of tartan. It was fun and easy to sew and because of the loose shape it was required almost no fitting! Would recommend!

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    4 out of 5 A wardrobe staple

    Purplesewingcloud

    I made the longer version with short sleeves and full button placket. I also added some ruffles to the sleeves and changed the pockets to a patch style.

    I used a light cotton but do think the pattern would be better in something more medium weight.

    It’s a really versatile pattern and I can see loads of different variations I just need the time to sew them!

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  3. Mel Forrest

    5 out of 5 So many variations!

    Mel Forrest

    I’ve only made one Hinterland dress so far, but I think this is one of those patterns that I will reach for again and again – partly because it’s lovely to sew, but mostly because there are so many variations. Not to mention the endless ‘hacking’ potential and there are plenty of ideas for this on the Sew Liberated Instagram account.

    I had 1.5m of gorgeous Merchant and Mills metallic laundered linen in my stash, which I was determined to use for my dress even though the pattern states you need over 2m. By making the least fabric-hungry version (short skirt/half placket/no sleeves/no waist ties) and doing some epic pattern tetris – I made it happen!

    I thought the instructions were great – clear, well laid-out and easy to follow. I had no trouble at all during construction and it was a quick and enjoyable sew. Because of the relaxed fit, this would be a great pattern for beginner sewists, particularly if they wanted to tackle a button placket for the first time.

    I made a size 4 with no alterations and it fits me well (I’m a UK size 8/10 and 5’4″ tall). I think I would possibly lengthen the skirt by an inch or so if I made the shorter version again for a little more coverage – it’s fine, but I think I’d feel more comfortable with less thigh on display!

    My finished Hinterland dress is just what I wanted – perfect for warm weather with a relaxed and rustic feel that shows off the gorgeous fabric. It’s super comfy to wear and I’ll be on the look out for some more lovely linens for my next version! I really want to try the longer version with a full button placket and sleeves and I really like the idea of hacking it into a skirt too!

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    5 out of 5 Such a versatile pattern!

    beckymarkus

    I’ve made two Hinterland dresses – one which I hacked to have no button placket and full sleeves, and one as a breastfeeding-friendly dress for my sister-in-law. The button placket options, and the option to remove them altogether, makes this such a versatile pattern – I’ve also hacked it to be a button-front skirt!
    The fit is quite loose, so I didn’t find fitting to be such a big issue. The pattern is drafted for a C-cup, and I’m a B-cup, so the darts don’t hit me quite as well as they probably should. But the rayon fabric I used is so drapey that you really can’t tell. The loose fit doesn’t work so well for me, but with the waist ties tied up in the back I LOVE how it looks.
    I sewed my sister-in-law’s version in silk noil, as recommended by the pattern, and it looks lovely. She IS a C-cup so the fit is right on her, and it’ll be great for breastfeeding, since she can just unbutton the front.
    Really great pattern – I’ll probably use it again and again!

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  5. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5 Joy of simplicity

    heritageninja

    I’d never intended to make a Hinterland Dress, it was vaguely on a radar but I had other patterns that were sort of similar so I wasn’t that bothered about buying it and didn’t want to just jump on the bandwagon and make one because everyone else was. The thing is through, sometimes when everyone else is making a patter, it’s for a reason (i.e. the pattern is great!). I basically decided I needed a simple long sleeve dress with a gathered skirt and realised that Hinterland just about fit the bill for this.

    Modification: I sized down (one size) because the pattern is supposed to be oversized and comes with lots of ease and I wanted it to be more slim fitting. I also omitted the button placket completely and cut the front bodice piece on the fold. The other mod I made was to add an inch of length to the bodice because I have a long body and it was coming up insanely short on me. The fabric is a brushed cotton which gives it a nice drape.

    Now I finished one, I can definitely see me making one with a placket, oversized in a lovely pink linen for summer. This pattern is really versatile which is always a win. I only used 3m of fabric (much less that the amount suggested) and easily fit all the pattern pieces on (although my fabric was 160cm wide so keep that in mind when you order!)

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    • One person found this helpful

      Sewing Butterfly

      Very helpful review – and the dress looks great. I will borrow your decision to make the next size down.

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  6. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    thefairstitch

    I made this dress for the #hinterlandsewoff that’s happening on Instagram right now, it runs until the 22nd of October 2018. I made mine in linen-cotton fabric from Fabric Godmother (UK) in olive green.
    I find the pattern to be very easy to follow, and I think it’d be suitable for beginners too. There’s just enough challenge to keep it interesting while providing a safety net for the bodice is not form fitting, so plenty of wiggle room there.
    I love how versatile this pattern is, not only that it offers at least five different versions, but I think it is also versatile when it comes to hacking options and wearability (is that a word?) I can imagine myself wearing this dress I made in colder as well as warmer months.
    I published a more detailed review of this pattern on my blog if you’d like to check it out.
    Hinterland Dress – Sew Liberated Pattern Review: https://thefairstitch.com/2018/10/11/hinterland-dress-sew-liberated-pattern-review-hinterlandsewoff/

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    • Teerarat maneesri

      Do you have this design in pdf?

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    • juliet67.jt

      I’ve been looking for a pattern like this. Can’t wait til it’s back in stock.

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    • Cappie

      This is on my list of patterns to buy so I am thinking it may be one to buy next.

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