Free Pattern- The Peasant Dress digitized!

Hi All!

We are very excited to say the 4 in 1 peasant dress is digitized and ready for download! Thank you so much our testers who graciously gave their time to give us feedback, and for all those who volunteered! We’re sharing some pictures today so you can see some of the versions they sewed up.

Here is the breakdown. We’ve graded the pattern to fit 12/18 months, 2T/3T, and 4T. The pattern is full and forgiving. It is meant to fit your little one in the low end of each size, but allow room for growth. I have happily had a few of these in my little ones drawer for 3 seasons. To me that’s a big benefit. The pattern is laid out to give you an option for top, tunic, or dress length. You can then customize it based on any of the four tutorials to sew up a classic, shirred short sleeve, shoulder tie, or neck ruffle garment.

If your little one is on the bottom of size scale you may find you want to pull some of the fullness out, give it a whirl see how you like it!

The FREE pattern will be available at the bottom of this post as well as on the Peasant Dress tutorial page. The tutorials to construct all four dresses have been fully updated and will be linked at the bottom of the post.

4 in 1 free peasant dress pattern

Here is the extra deal, because we are very grateful you’re here, for this weekend we are also offering a free download of the compiled tutorials. In other words if you would like to have all four dress tutorials on a PDF, laid out as standard pattern instructions and easily accessible go on and download those instructions too! They will be up and free to download through midnight CST Sunday August 11. After that they will be made available for a very small upgrade cost in our Etsy shop. You don’t need this piece as the tutorials will always be live on this site, but hey grab it now!

Are you ready for some cute Peasant Tops! Click through for images and the pattern download.

Free Peasant Dress pattern

This fun top was sewn up by Emily. I’ve been loving orange lately, and green is always a favorite so I was sold!

DIY Peasant Dress tutorial and pattern

Sharon from SharonSews added a front pocket to hers! And here is the great versatility of a peasant dress/tunic/top, works with shorts but it’s also easily paired with leggings and a cardi.

Ruffle neck peasant top pattern

And here is Angela’s little one from Crafting Zuzzy rocking the ruffle neck version. The chevron gives the neckline a fun feel I think.

DIY free toddler peasant top pattern

Ajaire from Call Ajaire made up this darling tunic, perfect for blowing bubbles in. I love how easy peasant dresses make it to play with pattern and solids. No intense color blocking methods needed here!

Are you ready to make up your own? Download the pattern HERE. For this weekend as a bonus download the PDF instructions HERE. (You can now purchase the upgrade for $3 HERE) And find the links to all the tutorials live on the site HERE.

We would really appreciate it if you followed along with us as a sign of support if you are using the pattern. Enter your email below, join us on Facebook or find us on Bloglovin. Done sewing? Share! Add it to our sparkly new Flickr group HERE.

Happy Sewing,

Rachel and Donna

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  • Amy Mayen August 9, 2013, 9:35 am

    Exciting!! I’ve got mine pinned and plussed and facebooked…now to get to the pc & download!

    • onceuponasewingmachine August 9, 2013, 4:58 pm

      Thanks Amy!

  • adela August 9, 2013, 12:20 pm

    Muchas gracias por su patrón es muy bonito

  • Chelsea August 9, 2013, 2:07 pm

    Super excited! This will be great for the fall and winter. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • onceuponasewingmachine August 9, 2013, 5:00 pm

      I’ve been sewing mine up in flannel 🙂 I have a fun tie neck one in a buffalo plaid to use as a layering top! Fall sewing here we come.

  • Pam August 10, 2013, 6:32 am

    Thanks for sharing your peasant dress pattern… lots of variations and a great staple.

    • Pam August 17, 2013, 5:10 am

      I’ve featured your pattern today…

  • Heather Who Needs a Cape? August 10, 2013, 9:03 pm

    This is SO Cute! And I’m in love with your models 😉 Adorable! Saw you over at Saturday Show and Tell 😉

    Would love to invite you to come over and link up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape? And don’t forget to enter our kids lunch box give away!

  • Ajaire August 10, 2013, 9:24 pm

    Love the pdf version ladies! The top turned out so easy-fit and really cute.

  • Jill August 11, 2013, 9:43 pm

    Such a cute little dress!!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  • Jamie August 12, 2013, 10:08 pm

    What a sweet little dress! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  • Alanna @Toronto Mama August 14, 2013, 9:47 am

    Um, I LOVE YOU!! Thanks so much for this! I`ll be linking to you and sharing this in my next “favourite patterns” round up and on Toronto Mama’s FB page. I’m obsessively sewing for my baby girl’s back to school wardrobe right now. I’m adding this to the list! Now following you via Bloglovin’. Thanks so much!

  • Diana Rambles August 14, 2013, 5:58 pm


  • Heather Feather August 15, 2013, 3:14 pm

    It looks great! It looks like a quick pattern to put together!

  • Angel September 26, 2013, 8:31 pm

    This might be a silly question but how do you put the pattern together? I’m so lost! It doesn’t help any that I’m fairly new to sewing (a little over a year experience) but I am DETERMINED to make the peasant dress for my daughter!!!
    Any help/info/advice would be appreciated! The printed pattern looks like a difficult puzzle! Yikes!!!

    • onceuponasewingmachine September 26, 2013, 9:19 pm

      Hi Angel, I’m emailing you instructions!

  • Susan Harriman December 12, 2013, 1:00 pm

    These little dresses and tops are adorable. Thank you so much for making this available for free, and with so many cute pictures for inspiration!

  • Joy March 23, 2014, 8:26 pm

    Did I miss the free instructions too? Love the pattern but need to piece it together!

  • angie May 6, 2015, 11:54 am

    excellent pattern, so easy to follow. great web site ,

  • Ashley November 22, 2015, 3:49 pm

    Love it! The perfect dress for my 18 month old for Thanksgiving!

  • Ruth Edwards May 6, 2016, 9:52 pm

    Rachel and Donna, I downloaded the peasant dress four in one pattern but didn’t see any opportunity to pay for it. I thought I understood that it would cost $3 to download. Did I miss something? The one I dlownloaded gave all the sizes and was entitled final 4 in 1 peasant dress. I don’t want to “steal” anything . I ‘m willing to pay if you tell me how.

    • Ruth Edwards May 6, 2016, 9:54 pm

      I don’t know what in the world happened I did not post a video on how to sew a sharp vneck

    • onceuponasewingmachine May 13, 2016, 11:27 am

      Hi Ruth, the pattern is offered as a free download for just the pieces. If you would like to have the tutorials in a downloadable PDF and not have to visit the website for instructions that is available in our Etsy shop for $3. Happy Sewing!

  • Linda Horrocks June 28, 2018, 4:50 pm

    When I originally downloaded this pattern I was sure there was a flutter sleeve option. I made the ruffle neck dress and it turned out so well i want to make the flutter sleeve version but now cannot fine the pattern or instructions for this. Is it available to download?

  • Kathie Roller-Stell June 1, 2020, 3:46 pm

    Thank you for the pattern. It should be fun to make

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