Pattern: Lichen Duster
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The versatile Lichen Duster can be worn as a lightweight coat, wrap dress, or robe - a true capsule wardrobe workhorse! Its shawl collar, princess seams, unique pockets, four skirt gores and hand-stitched facings make it a beautiful heirloom piece. Style it over dresses and jumpsuits, or jeans and tees. Use your own belt or wrap the included fabric belt around your waist, tucking in the ends, for a chic morning-to-evening dress. The Lichen can be made with a sweeping high-low hem or a straight hem.
Depending on the fabric you choose, the Lichen Duster can be worn in cold or warm weather. It is unlined, constructed with front and back facings of the same fabric. We recommend mid-weight linen or yarn-dyed cotton for all-season wear. More advanced sewists can branch out and choose mid-weight wool or even silk or silk velvet.
The pattern includes sizes 0-30.
Level: Intermediate (If you have sewn the Hinterland Dress, you should be equipped to sew the Lichen. The pattern will help you practice many skills, including shawl collar construction, princess seams, French seams, facings, and hand finishing.)
Made in the USA
Meet the Maker: Meg McElwee
Meg McElwee, Taproot Contributor, divides her creative energy among fiber work, photography, parenting, and writing. She loves to marvel at the world alongside her three unschooled children, and fills their days with adventures in North Carolina nature as well as art, books, and family music jams. Meg is the author of Growing Up Sew Liberated. She writes about the mixture of motherhood and art at blog.mamaliberated.com.