*This pattern has been rereleased with updates, including improved packaging, a larger size range (0-24 from 0-18), improvements to pattern markings, and more detailed cutting layouts*
Reeta is a classic, loose-fitting shirt dress with simple but thought-out details. The dress has pleated breast pockets, a shirt collar and a waist gathered with a cord. The turn-ups of the t-shirt sleeves and the deep vents on the midi-length hem add carefree character to the dress.
Choose a light weight or medium weight non-stretch shirting. The rayon of the sample garment is quite drapey but you can choose a less drapey fabric, such as lightweight linen, if you prefer.
Materials & supplies
- Fusible interfacing, 140 cm (1½ yd)
- Small buttons, 10 pcs
- 2 cm (¾”) ribbon for drawstring casing, 160 cm (1¾ yd)
- Cord for drawstring, your waist circumference + 70 cm (¾ yd)
This pattern comes with plenty of ease. Check the finished measurements for your size and, if necessary, select a size smaller than usually if you want the garment to be more fitted.