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).
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 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.
A perfect combination for any mood, if Ellis is a gentle woman then Hattie is a blithe bachelorette.
Both feature four delicate neck darts, Ellis, who gets some more feminine shaping from bust darts, is waisted, with set in sleeves and inseam side pockets. Hattie has a lined bodice, dropped waist and bold patch pockets.
Skill level: Intermediate
Suitable for linen or light wools, light to medium weight woven cottons such as drill or sanded canvas.
This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 8 – 18. Both have 1.5cm seam allowances apart from the neck which has a 1cm seam allowance and these are included in the pattern.
The pattern piece for the skirt is quite wide so we have only specified fabrics that are 120cm. You can use narrower fabric on the following sizes:
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.
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.
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.
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
This pattern by Deer and Doe is a subtly fitted blouse with Chelsea collar and shoulder yoke. You have two options for construction, version A with 3/4 sleeves and version B with short sleeves.
This pattern has a size range of 34 to 46.
This intermediate pattern recommends using lawn, chiffon, rayon or silk. When viewing fabric requirements consider that extra fabric should be allowed to match stripes of plaids in the case of directional fabric. In addition to the fabric you will need 25" of lightweight fusible interfacing.
Tunic No. 1 is a dropped-shoulder top with two options for length, a cropped shirt or tunic. This relaxed garment is perfect for layering and stitches up quickly! The neck is finished with bias tape facing and there is an optional patch pocket. First published in issue 8 of Taproot Magazine.
Fabric requirements: 2 1/4 - 2 5/8 yards (2.1 - 2.4 meters) for the tunic length or 1 7/8 - 2/14 yards (1.75 - 2.1 meters) for the shirt length
The pattern is best suited to mid to light weight cotton, linen, or natural fiber blend fabric (no jersey or knits)
The instruction book takes you through all the steps, from tracing and cutting the pattern pieces, attaching the sleeves, to making and sewing bias tape. The pattern is printed on bond paper, with four nested sizes.
Designed for chic lounging, the Carolyn Pajamas are thoughtfully tailored with a modern, figure flattering cut.
The Carolyn top features a classic notched collar, curved hem and breast pocket with three sleeve options. For a matching pajama set, choose between a straight legged pant (with or without cuff) or a cuffed short. Both pants and shorts feature an elasticized waist, pockets and a faux fly. Personalize Carolyn by adding contrasting piping details for an elegant finish.
Sewing Level: Intermediate
SUGGESTED FABRIC: Light to medium-weight wovens such as cotton flannel, linen, quilting cottons, shirting, lawn, double gauze, rayon challis, silk crepe or charmeuse. Intermediate
A drawstring trouser with side pockets and a false fly, cut to sit right on the waist. The pattern – cropped & tapered trouser, wide straight trouser or shorts. Choose fabrics that drape and won't add bulk to the waist; such as linen, washed silk dupioni, or radiance silk blend. Cotton options are Chambray, lawn, voile, or textured cotton.
This sweet and ﬂattering dress features a cut-out scoop neckline, an above-the-knee hemline, pockets, and shirring in the back for an easy, comfortable ﬁt. No zippers or closures are needed, making it a wonderful project for the intermediate sewist! The pattern can be made without sleeves, with a basic scoop neckline, as a tunic, or with a longer skirt to achieve a large number of different looks.
Materials: Light to medium-weight cotton or cotton-blend fabrics such as shirting, voile, double gauze, quilting cotton, poplin or cotton-linen blends 1 1/4 yard prepackaged single-fold bias tape (or cut your own 1 1/4" wide bias strips) Elastic thread Lightweight interfacing (for the bodice facings)
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.
Citronille is a French company, and most of their patterns are released only in French. We are excited to be able to offer this wonderful line to our customers. With permission from Citronille, we have made a complete translation of this pattern into English. We worked to make our translation easy to follow and as direct as possible from Citronille's pattern. We did not add to or take away from their directions.
When purchasing this pattern, you will receive Citronille's pattern directions and paper pattern pieces (printed on good quality white paper), all written in French. We will include two additional pages. One page will contain a complete translation into English of all the directions for the pattern. The other page contains the common directions that are found in every pattern, as well as a list of all the French you might find on the pattern pieces, translated into English. The pattern piece translations should be quite easy to use as the list is in alphabetical order in French, so you will be able to search quickly for any French terms you come across on the pattern pieces.