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Copen Top and Dress (free)

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This is a free sewing pattern that can only be downloaded directly from the designer’s website. Please click on this link to find out more.

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. This pattern features 3/4 length sleeves.

Suggested Fabrics
Copen can be made in a variety of fabrics; the fabric you choose may change the hang or look of the garment.

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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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Linen, Wools / Suiting

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    5 out of 5 The perfect shift dress


    I’ve tried many shift dress patterns from Indie to the big 4 but this is my all time favourite. Very well drafted, true to size and a great fit. Love the optional front and back waist darts great if you’ve got a sway back and they give the dress extra shape. Only adjustments needed were my usual Narrow back adjustments. At 5ft 2 the dress was the perfect length for me too. The instructions were brilliant too which is great for a free pattern. Fabric is a wonderful Japenese linen from the drapers daughter.

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    Copen Shift Dress / Top


    This pattern is great for beginners but also a nice quick sew for more experienced sewers. I love the simple shape, very flattering and easy to wear. I didn’t sew the waist darts on the front or back as I wanted a more loose relaxed fit but I like to have the options and might sew another more filter style.
    Love this pattern and love the fact its free!

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