Fen by Fancy Tiger

A boxy top or dress with a scoop or v-neck and two hem options.

Pattern: Fen
Designer: Fancy Tiger
Categories: Knee Length Dresses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Rayon, Double Gauze, Lawn, Linen, Silk, Voile, Wool
required fabric: 13/4 to 31/4 yards
Sizes: 0 - 20
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If you're on the hunt for an easy fitting blouse or dress that will transition well through all four seasons, you've found it. The Fen sewing pattern by Fancy Tiger Crafts is a boxy top or dress with two bound neckline options. Both the dress and top also feature two hemline options. The Fen Dress features a slightly gathered waist for an easy fit and pockets! Sew your Fen Dress in a cozy flannel and pair it with boots and a leather jacket for fall.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 5
Total Number of Pages: 61
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust32333435363738 1/240424446 1/2
Waist25262728293031 1/233353739 1/2
Hips35363738394041 1/243454749 1/2

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

View A Bust35363738394041 1/243454749 1/2
View A High Hip39 1/240 1/241 1/242 1/243 1/244 1/24647 1/249 1/251 1/254
View B Bust34353637383940 1/242444648 1/2
View B Waist30 1/231 1/232 1/233 1/234 1/235 1/23738 1/240 1/242 1/245 1/2
View B Hip41 1/442 1/243 3/44546 1/447 1/249 1/45153 1/25659 1/4

Fabric Required (yards)

View A (45" woven)222222 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4
View A (54" woven)1 3/41 3/41 7/81 7/81 7/8222222
View A (45-60" knit)1 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/4222222
View B (45" woven)333 1/83 1/83 1/83 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/4
View B (54" woven)2 3/42 3/42 3/42 7/82 7/8333333

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Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Stitch Ripper
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle

Additional Notes

This sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Great pattern, easy to make, very versatile!

Love it... use it all the time!

I love this dress. I made it out of a rayon from my stash. It runs true to size. I made the 12, but the 10 would have been better according to the measurements. It is short-waisted, so I lengthened the bodice 2 inches. For me it is the loose-fitting slouchy style I was looking for.

I made a muslin of the largest size (20) and it is flattering and comfortable. I have a large bust and thought I would have to do an FBA but it looks great without alterations! I found the neckline binding instructions confusing and just ignored them and made a binding neckline the way I know how. I'm really excited about making it again!

Pattern is super easy to follow and modify. Great for a beginner!

I picked up the printed pattern from a fabric shop while on vacation so luckily I did not have to assemble it. However, I did trace it and grade between sizes which was easy. I had some issues following the instructions for the neckband, but that is very likely user error!

I'm really happy with this dress! Quick to make and comfy to wear!

I couldn't find any reference to the finished length of the garment, which would have been useful. Otherwise fairly straightforward.

I 'm a huge fan of this pattern. It was a super quick make and the pockets are drafted like a dream. I'd say the sizing runs a bit large, but that's just my taste. I ended up cutting a size smaller than I normally would to make the slouchy, casual nature of the dress a bit more fitted (which suits my frame better)

This was a super-quick and easy sew. I may need to size down a little next time, but that's my personal preference. I made a few adjustments (I fall between sizes), but the pattern was really straight-forward. Piecing, cutting the pattern, cutting the garment, and sewing everything start-to-finish only took a few hours, and I'm fairly slow with making adjustments and sewing. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a top with stylish ease. I used the scooped neckline and sloped hem for the top. I can't wait to make a dress version!

I'm planning a dress next with the scooped neckline and sloped hem in a black linen for summer.

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