WIKSTEN • Shift Dress & Top Sewing Pattern


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This loose shift from Wiksten 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.

Key features are patch pockets, waist tie, and three quarter length sleeve options are also included. Neck is finished with an easy-to-sew facing.

Our beautiful Sakura Sevenberry fabric Broken Lines will give you a very similar look to the belted calf length dress.

As if this style wasn't versatile enough, Wiksten have adapted the dress by adding a gathered skirt, click here to find out more.

This is a multi-size paper pattern available in sizes UK 4 - 26 (US 0 - 22).  Model is 5'11" tall and a UK size 8 (US 4) and is wearing a UK 8 (US 4) in the top and a UK 4 (US 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. See here for an article by Wiksten about choosing your size which shows the Shift Dress on different body types in different sizes.  

Suggested fabrics • light to medium weight fabric with good drape, such as brushed cotton, gauze, voile, lawn, flannel, chambray, linen, silk crepe, charmeuse, silk noil, rayon

Trims needed • matching thread / 0.3 m light fusible interfacing

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