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. Watch our video sew-along on YouTube: How To: Copen Shift Dress / Top.
Version 1 is a top pattern, finishing on the hip bone.
Version 2 is a dress pattern, finishing mid-thigh.
Copen is currently available as a PDF pattern (suitable for copy shop (A0) and home printing (A4, US Letter)). View our guide on using, printing and assembling PDF patterns here.
Sewing Level: Beginner
Sizes: 0-6 (view size chart)
Print at Home PDF: 30 pages (US Letter & A4)
Copy Shop PDF: 2 pages (US 36″ x 48″ & A0)
Suggested Fabric: 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).
– Invisible zipper: 16” (41cm)
– Hook and eye (optional)
– Fusible interfacing