Fons Shirt and Lena Dress and Top

WISJ Designs


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Buy the Fons Shirt and Lena Dress and Top sewing pattern from WISJ Designs. Fons is a shirt with cap sleeves and a colour block option. A perfect beginners project! Almost all stretch fabrics are a good match with Fons. Lena is a dress or top with the same sleeves as Fons, but with a top and bottom piece. You can choose gathers at the front and/or back, or a pleat at the back. Lena works with both stretch and (drapey) woven fabrics!

A matching version for babies, children and teens is available here.

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: In the A0 version, pattern pieces overlap. If you choose copy shop printing, we will send you extra copies of the pattern sheets so you do not need to trace.

Suggested fabrics: 

Fons: This shirt has been designed for stretch fabrics with a neckline finish in the same fabric or ribbing.

Lena: This dress and top has one version designed for stretch fabrics and one version for woven fabrics. Lena is at her most pretty when she’s made from fabrics with a fluid drape like modal, (bamboo) jersey, viscose, crepe, silk, cupro, tencel. Note: The version with gathers at the front and back is very wide, so be sure to use fabrics that drape nicely and are not too thick or bulky.

Fabric requirements: 140 cm wide fabric: Fons: 100 – 170 cm (see chart for colour blocking requirements) // Lena Dress: 120 – 250 cm // Lena Top: 100 – 160 cm.

Sizing: EU 34 – 50 (approx. UK 8 – 22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern suitable for A4 and US letter paper; A0 copy shop file. The print-at-home pattern has layers, so you can print just the size(s) you need.

Note: This pattern does not include seam allowances.

Bonus: Add long sleeves to your Fons and Lena using this free add-on! Choose from regular hemmed sleeves, sleeves with cuffs, or puff sleeves with shirring at the wrists.

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Additional information


Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


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, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

24 pages (Fons), 35 pages (Lena)

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