Folkwear 117 Croatian Shirt and Dress



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Buy the 117 Croatian Shirt and Dress sewing pattern from Folkwear. A traditional tucked linen shirt was worn by peasants, farmers, and shepherds in the Pannonian Basin, the northern farming district of old Yugoslavia (until World War II). Originally made from homespun linen, but elegant in cotton, silk, and sheers.

This thigh-length shirt has simple straight panels of fabric, which are then tucked in front and pleated into a shoulder yoke in front and back. The sleeves have underarm gussets and are pleated into cuffs. The notched collar and cuffs show the influence of tailored urban dress of the time. The shirt has a front opening self-placket and buttons down the front. The pattern provides two lengths and can be made into a dress length as well as the traditional thigh length garment.

The pattern includes historical information and instructions for decorative stitching and tucking techniques for the yoke.

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

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Note if purchasing copy shop printing: Some of the pattern pieces are divided across two A0 sheets. The sheets will need to be joined with no overlap.

Suggested fabrics: Shirting-weight fabrics such as cotton, blends, broadcloth, linen, chambray, muslin, gingham, or silk.

Fabric requirements: Shirt: 36″ (91 cm) wide fabric: 3 1/8 – 3 5/8 yd (2.9 – 3.35 m) / 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2 3/4 – 3 1/8 yd (2.55 – 2.9 m) // Dress: 36″ (91 cm) wide fabric: 4 1/8 – 4 3/4 yd (3.8 – 4.35 m) / 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 3 3/4 – 4 1/8 yd (2.55 – 3.8 m).

Sizing: Women’s US 6 – 20 and Men’s S – XL. Please check the designer’s finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; six to ten 3/8″ – 1/2″ (1 – 1.25 cm) buttons.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern; 36″ wide copy shop file; A0 copy shop pattern.

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Additional information


Cottons, Linen

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level



UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, 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

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

45 Pages

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