Sage Smock Dress Sewing Pattern

(13 customer reviews)


The Sage Smock Dress is a pretty, loose fitting tiered midi smock dress with a tie back closure, in seam pockets , three sleeve variations and available in sizes 6 – 24 (Australian standards). 

This pretty dress pattern has three sleeve options. View A has a set in short sleeve which is gathered at the hem and finished with self binding. View B has a regular set in short sleeve and View C is sleeveless with a slightly lower armhole depth.

The Sage Smock Dress has two tiers and is midi length but it would be so easy to omit one tier and make a shorter flirty version. All views have bust darts, in seam pockets and a tie back closure. It is a loose fitting dress with plenty of ease and would look great made up in linen, cottons, rayon, or any soft drapey woven fabric. There is a lot of gathering so keep in mind that a softer fabric is easier to gather.

The Sage Smock dress is a floaty, boho style dress that would look great teamed up with a pair of pretty sandals, flip flops or even some cool sneakers for a great weekend casual vibe. The sleeveless style has a slightly lower armhole depth making it light and breezy,  perfect to  pop over your bathers for a trip to the beach.

PREPARATION TIME Printing, sticking, cutting fabric and marking details 1 -2 hours Sewing time 3-5 hours (approx). 


Sage Smock Dress pattern is perfect for Intermediate Sewers or the more Advanced Beginner wanting to learn new skills.


– Gathering

– Setting in Sleeves

– Sewing Binding


– Round Neck

– Set in Short Sleeve (with or without gathers at hem)

– Sleeveless

– In Seam Pockets

– Tiered

– Loose Fit

– Midi Length


Based on a fabric width of 150cm / 54”

SIZE 6-14 16-24
VIEW A (Set in sleeve with gathers) 3.5m / 3 3/4y 3.75m / 4y
VIEW B (Set in sleeve) 3.5m/ 3 3/4y 3.75m / 4y
VIEW C (Sleeveless) 3.2m / 3y 3.5m/ 3 3/4y

Note : This pattern is designed for a fabric width of 150cm / 54”

If your fabric is less than 150cm wide,  the Lower Tier will need to be cut into 3 equal pieces. The total width of all 3 pieces should equal the total width of the original lower tier.  Sew three seams rather than two and place one seam at the center back and the remaining seams towards the front at notches distributing gathers equally.

You will need approximately 1 extra meter of fabric than the above requirements.

Included in this pattern PDF download – Approximately 6 Mb

– Tiled pattern (for printing on A4)
– A0 pattern (for large format printing)
– Comprehensive instructions with step by step photographs

Instructions include fabric requirements, cutting patterns, and step by step guide with photographs.

Never used a PDF pattern before? It’s easy, just follow these steps on how to print and assemble a PDF pattern

View Sizing Chart for STP Patterns.


13 reviews for Sage Smock Dress Sewing Pattern

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Easy pattern to follow, well illustrated. I helped my two daughters (aged 13 and 11) make a dress each, one with sleeves and one without, with great results for both.

  2. Kate J. (verified owner)

    Sage, view C Sleeveless tiered, First garment my granddaughter has made with a little assistance. Overall we were very satisfied with pattern and instructions. However didn’t rate 5 stars as finished neckline too high cut in front and rides high after an hour or so. . We will need to make alterations after Christmas.

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  3. Kaie R. (verified owner)

    Easy instructions, and I loved the colour pictures to go along with each step of the instructions!

  4. Agurtzane C. (verified owner)

    Patrón fácil y resultón. Ideal para primavera.

  5. Pips (verified owner)

    I love this dress pattern. Sews up so well. True to size I graded between a size 12 at the bust and 16 at the hips. A wonderful pattern!

    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Pips, Thanks for your review, I’m happy that you like it. Annie

  6. Tanya Breen (verified owner)

    Loved the dress, but I think the sizing is a bit big. I have made it twice, and will make it again.

  7. Laura M. (verified owner)

    Enjoyed making this dress! Also don’t stress if you can’t make it out of a 55″ or wider fabric. The bottom tier is easy to make from 45″ fabric if you make 4 sections instead of 2. A fun and super straight forward sewing project. Especially loved the tie neck detail.

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    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Laura, Thankyou for this review and pointing the fabric width out. I’m really happy you love it. Annie

  8. Helen A. (verified owner)

    Great pattern quick and easy to sew and it looks great. Made a second dress and adapted it to be shorter.

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks Helen, appreciate your review and happy you are loving it. Annie

  9. Stevie (verified owner)

    Super cute dress and the instructions are so easy to follow. I can see this getting made again.

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks Stevie! Happy to hear that you love it. Annie

  10. Pauline S. (verified owner)

    Love this pattern – so glad I bought it. I’ve made 2 dresses with the sleeves from thin, drapey cotton (one was a recycled duvet cover because I loved the way the pattern had an almost ombre effect down the tiers) and they’re so effortlessly comfortable to wear. Also a sleeveless version in light linen which I’m looking forward to wearing when it warms up a bit here.

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    • Annie (store manager)

      Thankyou Pauline! A lovely review and I’m so happy that you love it. A great dress for summer! Annie x

  11. Joyce (verified owner)

  12. Rebecca S. (verified owner)

    A lovely pattern with great instructions

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    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks for your review Rebecca, your Sage is so gorgeous. I’ve had a lot of people comment on how beautiful it is. Annie x

  13. Olivia C. (verified owner)

    Loved this pattern so much. I’ve already made two and get so many comments on it. Super easy pattern to follow

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks for your reviews Olivia, really happy that you love your patterns. Your dresses are gorgeous. Annie x

      • Annie (store manager)

        Thanks so much for your review, I appreciate it and happy that you love it.

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