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Make Copen. A simple yet stylish shift dress or top. With a classic neckline and bust 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, insert an invisible zipper, introduce sleeves and attach a professional facing.

Copen 2.0 has 2 size ranges, see our new Size Chart.
It comes with 3 sleeve options: long, short and 3/4 length.

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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 sleeve options: short, 3/4 length and long sleeves. Watch our video sew-along on YouTube: How To: Copen Shift Dress / Top.

Version 1 is a top pattern.

Version 2 is a dress pattern.

Copen is currently available as a PDF pattern (suitable for copy shop and home printing (A4, US Letter)). Copen 2.0 has 1cm (3/8") seam allowance.

Sewing Level

0-8 and 7-15 (view size chart)

Finished Garment Measurements
Size 0-8: Imperial Metric 
Size 7-15: Imperial Metric

Print at Home PDF (US Letter & A4)
Size 0-8: 37 pages
Size 7-15: 48 pages

Copy Shop PDF (A0 width, printed on a continuous roll)
Size 0-8: 33.1″ x 76.8″ (84cm x 195cm)
Size 7-15: 33.1″ x 116.1″ (84cm x 295cm)

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).

Additional Supplies
– Invisible zipper: 23cm (9″)
– Hook and eye (optional)
– Fusible interfacing
– Thread

Fabric Requirements
Size 0-8: Imperial Metric 
Size 7-15: Imperial Metric