Copen Shift Dress / Top

By Made to Sew

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DIFFICULTYAdvanced Beginner
BODY SHAPEAll body shapes / Apple / Athletic / Hourglass / Pear / Strawberry
FABRIC TYPECottons / Chambray / Flannel / Crepe / Georgette / Jersey / Knits / Linen / Wools / Suiting

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Make Copen, a simple yet stylish shift dress or top. With a classic neckline, bust darts and optional waist darts, Copen is quick to make and easy to personalise. Great for learning or practising essential dressmaking techniques this pattern covers how to sew darts and contour darts, insert an invisible zipper, introduce sleeves and attach a professional facing.

Copen has been designed to enable the development of pattern cutting and construction technique tutorials. Head to our YouTube Page to see what we have to offer. This pattern features 3/4 length sleeves. Should you require a different length or wish to learn pattern cutting with our YouTube tutorials, we recommend you purchase the add-on sleeve pattern.

We would love to hear how you get on with the pattern, if you need help drop us an email at or join our Copen Facebook Group.

Suggested Fabrics
Copen can be made in a variety of fabrics; the fabric you choose may change the hang or look of the garment. Check out our YouTube tutorials to see what we have made for inspiration.

Suitable fabrics include: cotton, cotton blends, linen, crepe, wool blends, stable jersey (double knit).  For fabric quantity please see the Instruction Booklet (download the free pattern).

– Invisible zipper: 9″ (23cm) top or 16″ (41cm) dress
– Hook and eye (optional)
– Fusible Interfacing
– Thread

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