Lichen Duster


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.

  • Printed Paper Pattern
  • Finished Size: 0-30
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Techniques: Shawl collar construction, princess seams, French seams, facings, and hand finishing. 

Suggested fabrics: 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.

Notions: Lightweight fusible interfacing, 1 yd (90 cm) if you choose to interface the full front facings and the back facing OR four 1″ x 1″ (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) squares if you choose to spot-interface stress points only // Optional: Wonder Tape, 1/4″ (6 mm) wide, approx. 4 yd (3.7 m); seam binding, such as brushed cotton or double-fold bias tape, 5/8″ (16 mm) wide, approx. 4 yd (3.7 m) to bind the facing edges, an additional 8 yd (7.4 m) to bind the gored seams.