Hinterland Dress Pattern


The Hinterland Dress offers a timeless, comfortable, and elegant silhouette. Featuring three sleeve lengths, full, half, or placket-free options, customizable length, and inseam pockets, this is a pattern workhorse that spans the seasons.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)


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The fit of the Hinterland Dress 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 look. You might consider lengthening the bodice and hacking it into an adorable cropped top, too!

This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners. You will learn how to sew bust darts, bias facings, inseam pockets, button plackets, and inset sleeves.

Looking for more help? Sew Liberated’s Learn to Fit and Sew Bodices class provides detailed fitting instruction, as well as a complete Hinterland sew-along, with hours of video content and a robust online community.

And, once you have a well-fitting bodice, you can create 12 mouth-watering Hinterland hacks in Sew Liberated’s Creative Hinterland course, all while learning essential pattern making skills.

The Hinterland Dress pattern also includes projector files for those who have a sewing projector setup.

This pattern is a digital PDF for download. Pattern pieces for Women’s sizes 0-34 are tiled for home printing, or can be printed full-size at a copy shop. (What is a PDF pattern?)

Line drawings of the Hinterland Dress sewing pattern, front and back, with sleeve options.

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Your Measurements

Standard height of 5’5” (165 cm), cup size C.


Finished Garment Measurements

Hip / Hem52535455565758.56061.563.565.567.569.571.573.575.577.579.5
Sleeve Length, Cap5.
Sleeve Length, 3/41515.115.315.415.515.615.815.91616.116.316.416.516.616.816.91717.1
Length (Short)33.73434.334.63535.235.63636.236.536.837.137.437.738.138.438.739
Bodice Length14.414.71515.315.615.916.316.616.917.217.517.818.118.418.819.119.419.7
Hip / Hem132134.5137139.7142145148.5152.5156161.3166.5171.5176.5181.5186.7192197202
Sleeve Length, Cap13.31414.314.614.915.215.916.517.117.818.419.119.720.32121.622.223
Sleeve Length, 3/438.138.438.739.139.439.74040.340.64141.341.641.942.242.542.943.243.5
Length (Short)85.686.4878888.689.490.491.29292.793.594.29595.896.897.598.399
Bodice Length36.537.338.138.939.740.541.342.142.943.744.545.24646.847.648.449.250


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. Note that if you want to extend the skirt length beyond the provided midi length, you will need to purchase extra fabric. Additional fabric is also required if you have a directional fabric or will be pattern matching.

You can conveniently find fabric and notions in one neat bundle from EWE Fine Fiber Goods.

45″ wide, Sizes 0-24

  • Sleeveless: 3.4 yds / 3.1 m
  • Cap Sleeve: 3.6 yds / 3.3 m
  • 3/4 Sleeve: 3.8 yds / 3.5 m

54″ wide, Sizes 0-24

  • Sleeveless: 3.2 yds / 2.9 m
  • Cap Sleeve: 3.2 yds / 2.9 m
  • 3/4 Sleeve: 3.4 yds / 3.1 m

45″ wide, Sizes 26-34

  • Sleeveless: 4.1 yds / 3.7 m
  • Cap Sleeve: 4.2 yds / 3.8 m*
  • 3/4 Sleeve: 3.8 yds / 3.5 m*

54″ wide, Sizes 26-34

  • Sleeveless: 3.5 yds / 3.2 m
  • Cap Sleeve: 3.6 yds / 3.3 m
  • 3/4 Sleeve: 3.9 yds / 3.5 m

*single layer cut only, sleeve is too wide to cut on fold

Lightweight fusible interfacing

  • For Bodice-Only Placket version: 1/2 yard (0.5 m)
  • For Full-Front Placket version: 1-1/4 yard (1.1 m)


  • For Bodice-Only Placket version: 4 (or 5)  1/2” – 5/8” (19 mm) buttons
  • For Full-Front Placket version:  11 (or 12) 1/2” – 5/8” (19 mm) buttons
  • Wonder Tape (optional)
Fabric Type



Maternity/Nursing-friendly, Companion course available



Size Range

0-20, 0-24, 26-34

Skill Level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate

Garment Type

Over on the Sew Liberated blog we have two great hacks of the Hinterland! Learn how to make a Hinterland crop top and a V-neck, elastic back Hinterland.

Our friends at EWE Fine Fiber Goods offer pattern printing, as well as a great choice of fabric and notions for the Hinterland Dress. Get everything you need in one neat bundle.

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