Make a timeless shirt dress with the Nicole Dress sewing pattern!
Nicole is a classic shirt dress with all the trimmings: buttons all the way down the front, collar and collar stand, and a midi A-line skirt with a gently curved hem. Bust and waist darts in the bodice create a feminine silhouette and you can pick between a gathered skirt or a flat-fronted skirt with darts at the back. And yes, there are pockets!
We’ve given you the choice of two sleeve styles to make this a pattern that can serve you from spring all the way to winter. The short sleeve is finished with a stylish turn-up, whereas the long sleeve features traditional shirt cuffs with a bound opening.
Make Nicole in a viscose or crepe fabric for a fluid look, or choose a cotton poplin, cotton lawn or linen for a more structured style.
The Nicole Dress sewing pattern is aimed at Intermediate sewists, but we think Confident Beginners would be able to manage by using a stable cotton fabric and opting for the short sleeve version.
Have a look at our Nicole Dress Pinterest Board for inspiration and see what everyone’s making on Instagram by browsing the hashtag #soinicoledress.