Zina — Linen Shirt & Shirt Dress

Paper Pattern : $45.00
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Zina is that timeless, classic linen shirtdress that everyone loves. We loved it so much, we've included a shirt version for this pattern as well. Make it your own with pocket and belt styling options. Slightly dropped shoulder for a "casual" tailored look. Semi-fitted with room to move.

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: Advanced Beginner
Design Variations: 2
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Customer Questions and Answers


How fitted or loose is the shirt? I noticed it has no darts. I've laid out an 8-10 for a slender person who wears a medium shirt as an over shirt. I can't measure her - she's across the country (and this is a surprise). Should I cut a 12-14, if the idea is for her to wear as an over shirt? Thanks.

Joyce • September 2, 2022
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Hello, This shirt is designed to be semi-fitted with a relaxed look, so it can be worn over t-shirts as an over shirt nicely. But if they prefer their clothing a little more loose fitting and you cannot measure them, its always safer to make something a little larger than smaller :)

Lauren • September 2, 2022

On the Hana dress, the collar looks like it disappears at the shoulder esam. Is it just being pulled back by the wearer? Has anyone lengthened the collar in their version? Thank you.

Marianne • August 25, 2022
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Hello, The collar on this design begins at the front of the shoulder seam.

Lauren • August 25, 2022

How much fabric is needed for dress and/or shirt?

Jennifer • August 18, 2022
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All yardages for each size and version is located in the size chart, which you can find under the size selections and add to cart button.

Lauren • August 18, 2022

What does the back look like? Does it have a yoke?

Sue • August 15, 2022
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HI Sue, This has a plain back without a yoke. I'll post a photo in the reviews section in a moment for you.

Lauren • August 15, 2022

What color blue is the model wearing?

Martha • August 2, 2022
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Our Model is wearing the color Insignia Blue

Lauren • August 2, 2022

Is this pattern suitable for other woven fabrics, such as silk?

Carolynn • July 31, 2022
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The Zina, and all of our premium and free patterns are designed for our linen fabrics. It may work in other woven fabrics, but we recommend you make a mock-up in a similar fabric to your silk to check the fit and drape.

Lauren • July 31, 2022
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Zina Blouse

My go-to early morning wear before the day gets hot is this shirt. I have yet to make this pattern, but I have several fabrics ready to go. The ultramarine blue linen, a flowered paisley rayon challis. and maybe a luxery rayon I brought back from Bali to dye. I imagine it will follow other Fabric-store patterns and be a gem to work with.

Christina • August 29, 2022
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Perfect so far

I am in the middle of another project at the moment, but the pattern is a really good next one. The pattern and instructions arrived in super quick time as usual. Every purchase from fabric store is faultless which is why I return as often as possible and my brother gifted me a 15 yard stretch of white medium weight linen as a birthday gift. The imagination reels. Chemises, petticoats, blouses...

Adrian • August 27, 2022
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I learned so much

The collar intimidated me at first, but the instructions were awesome- I was shocked I didn't mess it up! The project came out so clean with all French seams.

Dianne • August 18, 2022
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Great Tailoring Details

I made the Zina shirtdress in mid-weight grey linen and it turned out lovely! I have never made a proper collar before but the instructions were so helpful. (By comparison, the instructions for the free downloads are more hit-and-miss). I used a light-weight (not sheer) interfacing and it made a soft collar with some structure. I think this is perfect for the mid-weight linen. My daughter claimed the dress as soon as I showed it to her. She styles it without the buttons, button-holes, or belt, and wears it as an open coat. In the grey linen it looks a bit like a lab coat that way, but she is so happy with it! Now I have to make another in a colour I really like. I am also dying to make the shirt version in a white linen. I highly recommend this pattern if you are looking for a project that is made to last and will live a long time as a classic in your closet.

Cherie • August 3, 2022
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Great pattern!

I love this pattern, and if my wife likes the dress when I give it to her for her birthday, I'll make her many more.

Dave • March 27, 2022
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A few seasons ago, a certain slow fashion brand had designed a long sleeved, slightly oversized white shirt dress with multi-colored buttons — it was outside my budget but I COVETED it. (Shout out to #statethelabel!) Simple but whimsical, the style I like to strive for. Classic without being on the nose, veering a little left of centre. I waited for it on resale sites, but it never popped up in my size. When I saw the Zina Shirt Dress pattern, I decided to pay homage to the original and sew my ow

Joann • September 7, 2022

I chose to make the Zina shirt in a softened black linen. The pattern features a dress and shirt version and offers button cuffed sleeves and front pockets. I made the shirt version with two front pockets and added a little extra flair by including buttons on the pockets hems as well. I also shortened the length by 2.5" as I fell just below the lowest size range and knew the shirt would be long on me.

Leila • September 7, 2022

Back View of the Zina

Lauren • August 15, 2022

I made this for my wife, but it's for her birthday so she hasn't seen it yet. I really, really hope she likes it.

Dave • March 27, 2022

The Nico dress layered with the Zina shirt. I LOVE the way it turned out, but I too had some sizing issues. BUT what I LOVE about your patterns is the attention to detail and the use of quality sewing techniques like hiding seams and the way cuffs & collars are applied. I haven't used these techniques since college tailoring classes. I know my garments will last a LONG time which is critical to me as I have started a NO CLOTHES buying campaign about a year ago. With the help of the FS team I'm sure everyone can make this pattern fit. I had to add a little to the hips, shorten the top area, but it works!

Julie • September 26, 2019
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