Sku: S1042

PDF Sewing pattern for women Sinclair Patterns S1042 Dakota knit tunic or dress with a peplum and a placket


Featuring: Fitted at the shoulders, bust and through the sleeves, with a 1/4 circle gathered peplum/skirt, empire waist dress or tunic. Both dress and tunic options are with curved hem.  Can be finished with a true or faux button placket or as a solid piece (without the placket).  Offered with long, 3/4 and short sleeves or sleeveless. Optional inseam pockets. Very versatile pattern that can be reused multiple times to create many different outfits for different time of the year.

Option #1: Dress or tunic with a placket
Option #2: Dress or tunic with a faux placket (no buttonholes)
Option #3: Dress or tunic with a solid front piece
All options can have short, 3/4, long sleeves or sleeveless option and crew or scoop neckline finish.

Techniques to master: serging, gathering, topstitching, inseam pockets, hemming, placket, buttonholes
Comes with a detailed tutorial with step by step instructions and photos.


1. PDF tutorial with pictures (30 pages)
2. A4/Letter gradable pattern in sizes XS-XXL in REGULAR/PETITE/TALL height (28-32 pages to print)
3. A0/Copyshop multisized pattern in sizes XS-XXL in REGULAR/PETITE/TALL height (2 pages to print)
4. Email/Facebook group support


The pdf pattern comes in REGULAR, PETITE and TALL with sizes from XS to XXL

US0-US22 / UK8-UK26
PETITE 152-160 cm /5 1” - 5 3”
REGULAR 162-170 cm / 5 4” - 5 6”
TALL 170-178 cm / 5 7” - 5 9”


Sinclair Patterns Sizing Guise (US0-US22)


The pdf pattern is a beginner to advanced beginner, depending on chosen options (2/10-4/10)  with easy to follow detailed tutorial.
Takes 2-4 hours to finish (time may vary depending on your skills, equipment and supplies).


Main fabric
Light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 50% horizontal and 30% vertical stretch.
50/60" / 140-160 cm
BODICE + PEPLUM (TUNIC) - 1.3-1.5 m / 1 1/2 yards
BODICE + SKIRT (DRESS) - 1.6-2 m / 1 3/4 - 2  1/4 yards

SHORT SLEEVE  0.4 m / 1/2 yard
3/4 SLEEVE 0.6 m / 3/4 yard
LONG SLEEVE 0.8 m / 1 yard


Neckline/armholes finish (binding)
Very light to light knit fabric with excellent recovery and at least 30-50% horizontal and vertical stretch. The best option would be knit lining or tricot fabric.
50/60" / 140-160 cm    NECKLINE/ARMHOLE BINDINGS 0.2 m / 1/4 yard


1.  8-15 mm / 1/4-5/8 in - soft elastic band  equal to your waist measurement. Alternatively you can use clear elastic.
2. (optional) Seam stabilizer - twill cotton tape, clear elastic or selvages from woven fabrics - 30 cm / 12 inches
3. A strip of 30 cm / 1/3 yards of knit fusible interfacing (for pockets and a placket)
4. (optional) 7/5 buttons approx. 1 cm / 3/8 in or less in diameter
5. Polyester / Cotton threads
6. (optional) Matching overlocker threads / (optional) wooly nylon stretch overlocking thread


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      Our patterns come in extensive sizing range and each pattern offers Petite/Short, Regular and Tall options. All options included into the patterns.

      We do not offer separate cup sizing for our knit patterns.

      Cup sizes for different sizes you can find in the table below. The sizing letters refer to 'sewing cup size' which is measured as a difference between upper and full bust in inches. This cup sizing is different from bra cup sizing. As a general rule our patterns fit well majority of our customers without additional modifications. 


      Full sizing guide for Women 

      * Please note that some patterns have US0-US22 sizing included into the patterns. Check individual pattens to get that information. 

      PETITE 152-160 cm /5 1” - 5 3”
      REGULAR 162-170 cm / 5 4” - 5 6”
      TALL 170-178 cm / 5 7” - 5 9”

      More information: What is the difference between Petite, Regular and Tall

      Sinclair patterns - PDF sewing sewing patterns sizing guide

      Full sizing guide for Men 

      SHORT 163-170 cm /5’4” - 5’7”
      REG 173-180 cm / 5’8” - 5’11”
      TALL 183-190 cm / 6’-6’3”
      Sinclair Patterns Sizing guide for Mens patterns


      Full sizing guide for children 

      Our sewing patterns for children is are for 2 body types - Regular and Slim. Please note, that Regular and Slim sizing charts refer to the body type (vertical to horizontal measurements proportions) and not to the fit of the garment.

      REGULAR sizing
      Sizes A-R or D-R (check individual patterns for sizing)  
      HEIGHT 56-164 cm / 22-64.6 in or 80-164 cm / 31.5-64.6 in
      Appr. 0 Months - 14 Years or 12 Months - 14 Years

      SLIM sizing
      Sizes D-R
      HEIGHT 80-164 cm / 31.5-64.6 in
      Appr. 12 Months - 14 Years

      Sinclair Patterns kids - sizing guide pdf sewing patterns

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      This is a PDF pattern that is delivered as a downloadable file which you can further print at home, print at copyshop or use with your projector.
      The files provided with the pattern are Read only. You cannot edit them.
      You need to have Adobe Acrobat (free app) to open and print them.
      You can use this pattern for your small home based sewing business, including manufacturing small batches of garments for sale.

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