Women's Shift Dress + Top Sewing Pattern by Wiksten
A loose shift dress and top. Choose from three different lengths: a cropped top, above-the-knee dress, or calf-length dress with side slits.
This loose shift is both comfortable and elegant, the perfect wardrobe staple. Choose from three different lengths: a cropped top, above-the-knee dress, or calf-length dress with side slits. The top has a plain back, while the dress has added fullness from back gathers. Patch pockets, waist tie, and three quarter length sleeve options are included. Neck is finished with an easy-to-sew facing.
Sizes: US Women's sizes 0-22. Model is 5'11" tall and a size 4 and is wearing a 4 in the top and a 0 in the dress (dress has more ease than top). The oversized fit makes it possible to size down, but the bicep needs at least 3" ease for comfort. Finished garment measurements are included in the pattern.
Printed pattern: tissue paper pattern sheet and 6.5"x 8.5" instruction booklet with black and white illustrations and color photos in a 7"x 9"recycled paper envelope.
Materials (*yardage requirements shown in Size Chart*) -light to medium weight fabric with good drape, such as brushed cotton, gauze, voile, lawn, flannel, chambray, linen, silk crepe, charmeuse, silk noil, rayon -1/4 yd lightweight fusible interfacing to add structure to neck facing (optional).
Millions (well, thousands, maybe) of colorful striped buoys dot the waters along the coast of Maine. These buoys are used to mark the location of lobster traps on the ocean floor, each lobsterman has their own unique color or color pattern so that his or her traps are easily identified.
Now you can create your own full-scale, soft stuffed buoy in a one-of-a-kind color and pattern combination!
This cleverly constructed smock will inspire a little one’s creativity with its oversized pockets for storing supplies and treasures. Make a top or dress, and choose between sleeveless or long sleeve. It’s a perfect project for learning more advanced techniques, such as binding a neckline and setting a sleeve.
The Eve Trouser is cropped, with a slightly tapered leg and optional turn ups. It’s an easy garment to make, fitting neatly at the waist and over the hips with a simple side zip and two back pockets. Choose to make pleats or darts into the waist seam.
Skill level: Intermediate
The Eve Trousers are suitable for a wide range of fabrics so make it your own. Medium woven fabrics such as cotton twill, denim, corduroy, light to medium weight woolens, linen or tencel. Picking a thicker fabric like a canvas will give you a more structured shape.
You will need: 1 x 7 inch/18cm zip 1 x 18mm button Matching thread Without Turn Ups
The comfort and ease of these elastic waist pants make them perfect for active babies and toddlers. They're cut slightly long so that they can be cuffed and un-cuffed as the child grows. Beautiful French seams lend the pants an heirloom quality, and their simple construction makes them a breeze to sew.
This pattern has 7 sizes from 0 months to 3 years.
Pants no. 1 is an elastic-waist pair of cropped pants with a relaxed fit. Make your handmade wardrobe complete with multiple pairs of fancy pants! The pattern calls for mid-weight fabric, such as linen, cotton, or natural fiber blend.
This pattern contains sizes XS through 4XL - See Below for measurements.
An instruction booklet walks you through the steps, from tracing and cutting the pattern pieces, to inserting the elastic waistband. The pattern is printed on two sheets of bond paper, with eight nested sizes.
Your body size:
XS waist: 26 in (66 cm) hips: 36 in (91 cm)S waist: 30 in (76 cm) hips: 40 in (102 cm)
Slacks are defined as trousers for casual wear. While we don’t hear that term much these days, we think it is time to embrace it again. The Free Range Slacks pattern is as easy to wear as its name. You will feel free to roam in the comfort of a stylish, elastic high waist when you wear these pants. Although they were designed with linen in mind, these pants are so comfortable that we think you will want to make them in a multitude of fabrics and wear them all year long in any season.
There are two options - a tapered leg version and a straight, cropped version. Both have an elastic high waist, side panels, front pockets that are topstiched in place from behind, and an optional back patch pocket(s). The tapered legs look great rolled up so the finished garment measurements show rolled and unrolled measurements and the instructions include options for French and flat-fell leg seams.
Options & Features:
- high waist with wide elastic waistband
- front slash pockets
- side panels
- optional back pocket(s)
- tapered leg OR
- straight, cropped leg
This is an advanced beginner pattern. Sizes 00 - 20
The Dress Shirt is a lightweight, versatile dress with a relaxed and classic cut to be worn loose. Includes a rolled up sleeve or a short sleve. Choose a fabric with drape such as linen or lighter weight cottons.
Skill level: Beginner
This is a multi-size paper pattern, including sizes 8 - 18.
This pattern is in English, translated from French.
Suggested fabrics: Cotton, poplin, lawn, linen, very lightweight wool, fine corduroy.
Fabric Requirements: Note: this pattern in written using 56" wide fabrics. When using 45" wide fabric, more fabric will be necessary.
Citronille sewing patterns are designed by the French designer Astrid Le Provost, who has published more than 100 patterns to date. She recently translated a couple dozen patterns into English. While the patterns are fairly simple, they do not offer the same kind of detailed help and instructions as you will find with some companies such as Colette, Oliver + S, and some of the translations are slightly unclear, so we do not recommend them for beginners. We carry all the English patterns at our shop and online. If there is a Citronille pattern you see in French that you’d love to sew, please let us know.
Sizes: 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years, 10 years
Citronille's Difficulty Level: 2
This pattern is in English, translated from French.
Citronille sewing patterns are designed by the French designer Astrid Le Provost, who has published more than 100 patterns to date. She recently translated a couple dozen patterns into English. While the patterns are fairly simple, they do not offer the same kind of detailed help and instructions as you will find with some companies such as Colette, Oliver + S, and some of the translations are slightly unclear, so we do not recommend them for beginners. We carry all the English patterns at our shop and online. If there is a Citronille pattern you see in French that you’d love to sew, please let us know.Suggested fabrics: cotton poplin, lawn, linen, very lighweight wool, fine corduroy.
Notions: 1 10" zipper for 2 year, 4 year and 6 year. 1 12" zipper for 8 and 10 years.
These patterns were designed with 60" wide fabrics in mind. When using 45" width fabrics, additional fabric will be necessary.
A traditional pair of easy fitting dungarees. A hard-working wardrobe staple featuring classic detailing and optional top stitching. These dungarees are meant to be oversized, for example my measurements put me at a 12 – 14, but I went for the 12 and can still fit a jumper underneath.
Skill level – intermediate.
This is a printed pattern including sizes 6 – 18. All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.
Suggested fabrics – medium weight woven cloth, 8 – 11 oz denim, cotton canvas, cotton drill, corduroy, yarn dyed linen. If you are using a thick fabric you may decide to cut the waistband and button fly pieces out of a thinner fabric to reduce bulk.
You will need:
1 x Matching thread
1 x Contrasting thread
2 x 40mm dungaree clips
2 x 40mm adjustable sliders
6 x 15mm hammer on buttons (or sew on buttons)
0.5M of lining fabric for pocket, fly and waist facing. If you fabric is light to medium weight you could use ‘self’ fabric for the fly and waist facing.
The balloon sleeves of this simple top and dress are the only detail that it requires to stand out. Less is more. The full sleeves are gathered with a tie which is threaded through a buttonhole, alternatively you can omit this buttonhole and insert elastic instead.
Skill level – intermediate. This is a paper pattern that includes sizes UK 6 – 18.
Suggested Fabrics: lighter weight woven fabrics, linen and linen blends, poplin, hemp and hemp blends, cotton chambray, rayon, and rayon blends. The more structured the fabric the more sculptural your top will look.
Fabric Requirements with or without nap (in metres)
A traditional workwear boilersuit with a gentler feminine fit. Thelma is a wardrobe masterpiece, loose enough to fit all shapes and can be interpreted in many different types of cloths, so make it your own.
Thelma will take time to put together, but make it well and wear it absolutely everywhere. Skill level – experienced.
This is a multi-size paper pattern including sizes 6 – 18. All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless stated otherwise and are included in the pattern.
We would suggest using the following fabrics – medium weight wovens such as sanded twill, 5 – 8oz denims, yarn dyed linens with some stability, and cotton poplin. If you are an experienced sewer you could try tencel, tencel/linen, corduroy, more floppy linens, prints and checks.
This modern, slim-fitting t-shirt pattern that can be made with a crew-neck or a 1” wide henley placket and long or short sleeves. Use either fine or medium weight knits to create either a shirt or light sweater. The sleeves and hem can be turned and hemmed or finished with bands.
Instructions for sewing with knits are thorough and include finishing suggestions, step-by-step illustrations and both beginner or intermediate sewing options.
Please see the image of the back of the pattern for sizing and fabric requirements.