Closet Core Patterns Nicks Dress and Blouse

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Buy the Nicks Dress and Blouse sewing pattern from Closet Core Patterns. Inject a little bohemian glamour into your wardrobe with the Nicks Dress and Blouse. In multiple variations with soft gathering and delicate details, it’s satisfying to make and a pleasure to wear.

All views feature a loose-fitting V-necked bodice with a gently gathered shoulder and yoke. The slightly puffed sleeve is gathered at the shoulder; choose between a short sleeve, or a long sleeve with an elastic gathered cuff. You may also choose between two interchangeable neckline finishes: a simple facing, or a bias-bound neckline with delicate rouleau button loops and buttons.

View A is a button-front dress with a comfortable elastic waist and three gathered skirt tiers. View B is a voluminous swing tunic with a gathered hip tier. View C is an elegant blouse with a faced neckline.

Note: This pattern is also available as part of The Designer Edit: Closet Core Patterns Bundle.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: The Nicks Dress and Blouse shines in a variety of light to midweight wovens with moderate drape. For a flowy and ethereal effect, try rayon challis, viscose, silk crepe, chiffon, charmeuse, or georgette. For more body, try cotton shirting, batiste, voile, chambray, or linen.

Fabric requirements:

View A: 45″ (1.15 m) wide fabric (sizes 0-14 only): 5.25 – 5.5 yd (4.75 – 5 m) // 58″ (1.5 m) wide fabric: 4.75 – 5.25 yd (4.25 – 4.75 m).

View B: 45″ (1.15 m) wide fabric (sizes 0-14 only): 2.25 – 2.5 yd (2 – 2.25 m) // 58″ (1.5 m) wide fabric: 2.25 yd (2 m).

View C: 45″ (1.15 m) wide fabric (sizes 0-14 only): 2.25 – 2.75 yd (2 – 2.5 m) // 58″ (1.5 m) wide fabric: 1.5 – 2.25 yd (1.25 – 2 m).

Sizing: 0 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

This size range is based on a B cup bust and an average height of 5’6″. Please note that B cup does not refer to bra sizing, but rather to the difference in inches between high and full bust. A 2″ difference between those measurements is equivalent to a B cup.

Notions: View A: 2 yd (2 m) of 1/2″ (13 mm) wide elastic // Views A and B: five 1/2″ (12 mm) buttons // View C: 1/2 yd (0.5 m) of 1/2″ (13 mm) wide elastic; 10″ x 10″ (25 cm x 25 cm) lightweight interfacing.

Note: This pattern is available in an expanded size range on the designer’s website (PDF only).

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Additional information


Sheer, Cottons, Drape, Linen

Make time

All day, One to two days

Sewing level



UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

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