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.

Sizes: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only

Sewing level: Advanced beginner


This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more structured shape, use light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, or cotton shirtings. For a drapier effect, use rayon challis, tencel, cotton voile or silk.


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

View A (Dress)

  • 45″ (1.15 m): Sizes 0-14: 5.5 yd (5 m), Sizes 16-20 = n/a*
  • 58″ (1.5 m): Sizes 0-6: 5 yd (4.5 m), Sizes 8-20 = 5.25 yd (4.75 m)

View B (Tunic)

  • 45″ (1.15 m)Sizes 0-6: 2.25 yd (2 m), Sizes 8-14 = 2.5 yd (2.25 m), Sizes 16-20 = n/a*
  • 58″ (1.5 m)Sizes 0-20: 2.25 yd (2 m)

View C (Blouse)

  • 45″ (1.15 m)Sizes 0-12: 2.5 yd (2.25 m), Sizes 14 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m), Sizes 16-20 = n/a*
  • 58″ (1.5 m)Sizes 0-10: 1.75 yd (1.5 m), Sizes 12-18 = 2 yd (1.75 m), Sizes 20 = 2.25 yd (2 m)