Closet Core Patterns | Nicks Dress

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Inject a little bohemian glamour into your wardrobe with the Nicks Dress + 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 wrist pleats for shaping and 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, long or short sleeves, and three gathered skirt tiers. View B is a voluminous swing tunic with a gathered hip tier and long or short sleeves. View C is an elegant blouse with a faced neckline and long or short sleeves.

Model notes:  Heather is 5'-7" and wears a size 12 from the 0-20 size range. 

Sewing level: Advanced beginner

Sizes: 0-20  (see the sizing chart here)

Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here


The Nicks Dress + Blouse shines in a variety of light to midweight wovens with moderate drape. We suggest the following:

  • 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
    • Buttons for View A and B center front opening, 12 mm
    • Elastic for View A waist and sleeve cuffs, 3 mm wide x 2 m.
    • Elastic for View C sleeve cuffs, 13 mm wide x 0.5 m.
    • Lightweight fusible interfacing for View C facing, 25 cm x 25 cm
    • Thread in matching colour
    • Marking tool
    • Tube turner or safety pin

View A (Dress)

  • 1.15 m: Sizes 14-16: 5.25 m, Sizes 18-32 = n/a*
  • 1.5 m: Sizes 14-24: 5.25 m, Sizes 26-32 = 5.5 m

View B (Tunic)

  • 1.15 m: Sizes 14-16: 2.5 m, Sizes 18-32 = n/a*
  • 1.5 mSizes 0-20: 2 m

View C (Blouse)

  • 1.15 m: Sizes 14-20: 2.75 m, Sizes 22-32 = 3 m
  • 1.5 m: Sizes 14-18: 2 m, Sizes 20-32 = 2m

Customer Reviews

Based on 124 reviews

As per my previous review I am happy with the pattern


Very easy fun pattern


Great easy to follow pattern


Great easy pattern to make

Harlene overalls

I made these for my slender 14 year old in stretch green pinwale with antique copper hardware. I cut a size 6, added some length to the legs and took 2cm per side width out of the back. The pattern instructions are easy to follow though I would love it if every second size, rather than every size, was printed on one pattern sheet as this would improve ease of cutting. Maaike always sources good quality fabrics and the pinwale is easy to work with.

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