Nico — Bias Cut Dresses & Tops

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Ready to be in the designer's seat? Your Nico sewing pattern includes a collection of sleeveless, bias-cut dresses and tops with side bust darts and a scoop neckline you can slip over your head and go! Made "on the bias", Nico's unique design is so flattering that no matter your size, you always get an effortless look! Available in Maxi Dress, Short Dress, Tunic or Camisole - you choose!

What you get with your pattern:

- 1:1 fit and pattern consultation with our in-house pattern maker and fit expert.
- The latest in sizing. We use up-to-date technology and body shape data to get you a better fit.
- Professional clothing construction techniques. Developed by industry insiders with 100 years of shared experience.
- Illustrated instructional booklet to get you from start to finish. Written with the beginner in mind.
- Comes printed on crease-free, rolled plotting paper. Professional quality.
- Your pattern comes with only the sizes you requested printed in vibrant colors. Less clutter for easier cutting.
- Complimentary pattern storage tube and pattern hook.
- Pattern card for easy reference.
- Sew for your business? The pattern license is free with purchase.

Pattern specifications:

Type: Paper Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 4
Sizes: 2 to 8, 10 to 16, 18 to 24
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Customer Questions and Answers

TD

I'm from Vietnam, so I can't order your paper patterns. Please let me know how can I order the digital version of Nico pattern please. Thanks

Trang • September 19, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

I'm sorry our premium patterns are only available in hard copy format.

Lauren • September 19, 2022
LL

I purchased this pattern awhile back and can't find the instructions. Are there some online instructions?

Lori • August 29, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, A printed booklet would have come with your pattern. Often it can be found wedged in the tube with your pattern or in the shipping box your pattern came in. If you can't find it please contact customer service as these instructions are not available online.

Lauren • August 29, 2022
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EC
Great Pattern

Every woman (or man, if they so please) needs a good basic dress in their closet. I, for one, savor in making just one decision instead of two. Although I'm not very good at making basics (I tend to get most excited about the "frosting" projects), I was really ready to whip myself up a beautiful lightweight linen dress that I knew would get so much wear. I used the Nico pattern to make both a maxi dress as well as a tank top with a hacked tulip back feature.

ella • August 25, 2022
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Nico Bias cut dress

I am a true beginner...fortunately I had the assistance from someone who went to school at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) in N.Y.C. Her degree was in pattern making (LUCKY ME!). We took out the darts altogether (yes, that CAN be done). The way she explained it, made it seem doable. I used IL020 Guache blue. It is THE flowiest most comfortable dress I own. I butchered the bias trim around the neck, and yes the dimensions given were short...but I made the bias a big longer and made it work. I absolutely LOVE linens from FabricsStore! Product is beautiful and the value is extraordinary

Francesca • July 25, 2022
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Nightmare, zero stars

This pattern is absolutely awful. I took this week off to make some lovely items, only to be completely dissatisfied. All I have made is two mock ups of just the cami, and I cannot get it to fit. I am 5'10" and wear a size 10. I had to drop it just below the armpits by 1.5 inches because the darts are so high, and the armholes are still gaping wide. I don't want to make a third just to find out it still doesn't fit. I usually have no trouble with regular patterns (Simplicity, McCalls, etc) so I thought this would be great. How did you get Laura's dress to fit, who is 5'10 and wears an 8, as your booklet states.? There's no way she could wear it straight out of the envelope without LOTS of adjustments. All I can think is that this pattern must have been designed for someone much shorter, stockier, and bustier than I (the darts seem huge?), and that this is just a "bad" pattern for my body, and it won't ever work, not like you state. Very frustrated, feeling lied to and ripped off. Thanks. It was pretty expensive for nothing.

Chelsey • October 16, 2021
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Lauren

I'm so sorry you had trouble with your Nico Camisole. Please lookout for an email from me, Lauren. I'm the fit and pattern expert and I hope I can use my expertise to help resolve this.

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Mariann profile image Love the swingy feel of this dress

This pattern is part of what drew me when I discovered the Fabrics Store this spring. If I make several variations of the pattern, I love that for the cost of less than three yards of high quality linen, I now have a dress that FITS ME for less than $50 and about 2 hours of my time. Bonus, I have enough yardage left to make a linen tank. I made my first one in Medium weight, signature finish, Autumn Gold and could not be happier! I put off making this partly intimidated by the massiveness of the pattern pieces. I knew I would need to lay my fabric out on the floor due to width and I am old and my knees hurt :). I made the maxi dress, graded size 10 on top, 12 for hips. I did not make a muslin, instead opted for flat-felled seams throughout. I made certain to allow for enough material in the hips, tried it on before finishing seams in case i wanted to take in more. Did the should seams after the sides so I could adjust length (cut off 2 inches each side). The fit is perfect! I felt like a dancer when wearing it! Color so lovely, outside my usual blues and greens, many compliments. As an aside, after reading some of the reviews, Please don't change the paper weight. I use tracing paper to create the size I need, never cutting out the actual pattern received. I love the ability to make several sizes without damaging the original. This gold Nico is my first of several, picture later...Love your stuff!

Mariann • August 5, 2021
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mostly great

This went together easily and fits as I expected. The only problem is a bubble of fabric above the derriere as a couple other reviewers have mentioned. I have a rather flat behind, and it fit well through the hips with plenty of ease, so I don't understand where this came from. I had to put in a couple french darts at the back waist to correct. Wondering how to adjust the pattern so I don't have to do so next time.

Marybeth • July 29, 2021
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Lauren

Hello! I'm Lauren, Fabrics-Store's fit expert. I'd be happy to help out with alterations for your next Nico dress. Please feel free to email me for assistance. it would be helpful if you also included photos of you wearing your dress, so I can see the 'bubble' you mentioned and suggest the most appropriate pattern adjustment for your body :)

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To be honest, it was such an easy and fast make- I loved it! Everything is so well explained and illustrated- all you need is some fabric, thread, needles and your sewing machine and- I have to confess- some bias tape!

Sophie • August 24, 2022

So I am an experienced seamstress, been sewing since I was 13 and am now 69 (did I just say that???) I've never seen a pattern quite as bad. I made this in White 4C22 linen. The neck and armhole binding strips were all too short and had to be recut and extended. They were also way too narrow, the seam allowances didn't make sense and I had to make them much narrower and it JUST fit. The armholes came out with slightly different widths. The dart was huge and the ending instructions were confusing. The illustration that went with it did not show the slight curve it said to make or in what direction. So I took out stitching and did it over several times. The dart was still pointy. It also must be cut for a larger person, I ordered a 4 and it was still too large. Now I need to take it in with finished armholes, which is nearly impossible. I'll do it anyway and cut excess fabric off under arms. I think it's only letting me post one picture, although I took several. Big fail and wasted all that fabric.

Melanie • June 22, 2022

Another View of my Nico in IL020 lightweight softnened. Super comfy and I can see myself making a few more!

Lauren • April 23, 2022

I made the cami but lengthened it and added a 5" slit. The side seams measure 16" long. I made the size 6 bust and graded it out to the 8 for my waist and hips.

Lauren • April 23, 2022

My Nico dress: Love my dress going to make a pink one with small ruffle in the lower diagonal line.

Janet • March 15, 2021
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