Pattern Reviews

SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Front Laughing

Soften Studio — Wyn Dress

28—November 2023

This week we review the Wyn Dress pattern from Soften Studio!

Soften Studio — Wyn Dress
Nov 28 2023

Meet Wyn, the latest release from Australia-based pattern brand Soften Studio! This cute dress has been on our radar for summer, and we jumped at the chance to test it out in one of our new season cotton stripes this week. Read on for our review below, kindly modelled by Charlotte from our online team. Plus don't miss our Friends of TFS interview with Melody of Soften Studio here on the blog too!

SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Close Front Smiling
SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Back Spin
SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Front Spinning
SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Close Pockets
Pattern Review

Pattern — Wyn Dress by Soften Studio

The Wyn Dress features a gathered waist and adjustable drawstring, faced neckline, pockets and a back neck button and loop closure. The pattern comes in sizes AU 6 -24 and we made a size 12 for Charlotte, using 3m of our bright yellow Sateen Bengal Stripe and a Trocas Shell Button 12.7mm in Ivory. Charlotte’s body measurements sat between a 16 and 18 on the Soften Studio size chart, but based on the finished garment measurements she requested to go with a size 12 for a slightly more fitted look through the bust. We think it looks fantastic! The sateen cotton fabric has a beautiful crisp handle and was a perfect match for the Wyn silhouette, giving it a soft structure. The pattern instructions were very easy to follow, and the Advanced Beginner difficulty level is spot on. This was a super fun project and we'd highly recommend Wyn for anyone wanting a simple, easily-adjustable dress pattern!

Download the Wyn Dress from the Soften Studio website here.

SQ Sewing Wyn Dress
SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Front
SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Front Looking Down
Fabric Suggestions

Soften Studio recommend using light to midweight woven fabrics for this pattern, including linens, cotton poplin or lawn, silk crepe de chine, or perhaps a rayon or viscose. Be sure to consider how you want to wear and wash your dress before you choose your fabrics, and check out our laundering guide here for sustainable tips! Some summery suggestions from our online store below are (top to bottom) - Summer Stripe Cotton / Rayon - Denim,
Summer Stripe Cotton / Rayon - Celery,
Heliconia Cotton Shirting - Blue / Green,
Crisp Gingham Cotton - Phthalo and
Semicircle Spot Cotton - Navy / White

Landscape Deadstock Wyn Dress Options
SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Side Smiling
SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Close Side Looking Away
SQ Charlotte Wyn Dress Front Leg Out

This versatile pattern will suit so many fabrics and we can see it being ideal for the southern hemisphere summer ahead! Check out new season fabrics arriving in stores and online, and don't forget we always love to see what you're working on over on Instagram and TikTok!

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