Wiksten: Women's Shift Dress + Top Sewing Pattern

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Wiksten: Women's Shift Dress + Top Sewing Pattern

20.00

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)

Wiksten is a collection of knitting and sewing patterns for well-cut basics that are simple and classic. Creating a beautiful handmade wardrobe should be a joy, which is why our projects are uncomplicated with easy to follow instructions.

Wiksten patterns are designed by Jenny Gordy in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband Joe and daughter Iris. Jenny worked as a technical designer and fit model in New York City before studying Patternmaking at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She started Wiksten in 2004 as a line of handmade clothing but later transitioned to the home sewing industry after developing patterns for and teaching classes at Lena Corwin's Brooklyn studio in 2010.

Wiksten was the Swedish last name of Jenny's grandparents, Ruth and Vernon, who were a doctor and a nurse that fell in love. In their spare time they would make things by hand--Vernon crafted furniture and jewelry, and Ruth knitted, sewed, and quilted. Jenny was inspired from the beginning by their love of making, and Ruth spent hours teaching her to sew as a child and then to knit as an adult.

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