Nicole Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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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.

Sewing Level
The Nicole Dress is an Intermediate woven shirt dress sewing pattern. Made in a stable cotton fabric with the short sleeve, it would be achievable for Confident Beginners.

Fancy sewing your Nicole Dress along with Lisa? Check out our Sewalong on YouTube.

Fabric Suggestions
Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, rayon, viscose, crepe, linen and shirting fabric.

Sizing & Fabric Requirements

The Nicole Dress is sized between UK sizes 6-30 and is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). See the chart for details on fabric requirements.

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • copyshop permission letter

The Nicole Dress pattern is either 63 A4 pages, 65 US letter pages or 4 A0 copyshop pages (sizes 6-20), or 70 A4 pages, 74 US letter pages, or 5 A0 copyshop pages (size 18-30).

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our Copyshop Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

Layered PDF pattern
The Nicole Dress PDF pattern files are layered, meaning you can choose to print only the size(s) you need when printing at home. Find out more here.

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