Dress it up or dress it down, throw it on and get ready to go, go, go with our latest free pattern – the Peppermint Bowen Dress!

We collaborated with clever Kiwi patternmaker Kim Sisson from Hubba Ding to create the ultimate in comfort dressing – an extravagantly voluminous tent dress. With relaxed dropped shoulders and rah-rah ruffle sleeves, the oversized silhouette makes a dramatic splash, while being cool and comfy enough for everyday wear. And it’s reversible! You can button up your bosom with a sweet button closure and flash a V-neck’s worth of shoulder blades or flip those buttons to the back and display a little daring decolletage. All this and pockets too? Bump the Bowen Dress to the top of your to-sew pile already!

We’re beyond grateful to our sewing partner Spoonflower for helping to make our free patterns possible! The world’s largest marketplace of independent designs from global artists, Spoonflower is leading the way in custom, sustainable textile printing. Their on-demand process significantly reduces materials, energy and water, and uses non-toxic inks and fabrics that are ethically sourced. For more inspiration for your next me-made project, pop over to!

We used the Organic Sweet Pea Gauze from Spoonflower, printed with a spectacular sun-speckled terrazzo pattern by illustrator and graphic designer Eva Matise.

Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly 

Size Range: A-N (see chart)

Exciting news! A free printed pattern is included in our latest print edition for the first time ever – how cool is that?! Stitch your way to happiness without the stress of having to download the pattern and print it yourself or the time-consuming challenge that is taping together All Those Pages. Head to our shop or your local stockist to grab a copy of the magazine today to get your free printed pattern or you can download the pattern for free below.

We can’t wait to see your creations – don’t forget to tag #PeppermintPatterns #PeppermintBowenDress to share your makes!

Photos: Kelley Sheenan Model: Marlee Mavia (and Winston) Shoes: Radical Yes



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