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SHIFT DRESS & TOP • Pattern

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By WIKSTEN, The Shift Dress & Top is a paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: 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.

Sizing: This is a multi-sized pattern in 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 the top).  The oversized fit makes it possible to size down, but the bicep needs at least 3" ease for comfort.  Sizing, finished garment measurements and fabric requirements can be found here. 

Fabric suggestions: 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 required: 1/4 yd lightweight fusible interfacing to add structure to neck facing (optional), matching thread and disappearing ink pen.

Skill Level: Suitable for a beginner to intermediate skill level. You feel confident with the basics.

The paper pattern is printed on tissue paper pattern sheet and 6.5"x 8.5" instruction booklet with black and white illustrations and colour photos in a 7"x 9"recycled paper envelope. 

Seam allowances are included in the pattern.

Photo credits: Wiksten.