In the Folds Rennie Dress
£12.00 – £19.00
Buy the Rennie Dress sewing pattern from In the Folds. The Rennie Dress is a boxy, relaxed-fitting, calf-length dress made for easy dressing. It may look like a fairly simple sew, but don’t be fooled! The Rennie pattern incorporates a range of techniques for a beautifully finished garment inside and out, elevating both your wardrobe and your sewing skills!
View A is sleeveless, has bust darts, and features side splits in the hem. The neckline and armholes are finished with bias binding.
View B has a dropped shoulder, three-quarter length sleeves, neck facing, patch pockets, and side splits in the hem. In the extended size range (drafted for a D sewing cup size), View B includes bust darts to ensure a lovely fit.
An optional shaped belt is included in the pattern and can be used with either view to alter the silhouette.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:
– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?
– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). Choose sizes A – J or sizes G – P. What is Copy Shop?
Note if purchasing copy shop printing: Some of the pattern pieces have been split (to fit on the A0 sheets) and will need to be joined together. Also, the pattern will show both the cutting lines (in black) and stitching lines (in pale grey).
Suggested fabrics: Light to mid-weight fabrics with a good amount of drape such as linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray. For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine or habotai) or viscose (rayon), though these fabrics are a little trickier to sew, so be careful if you are a beginner.
Fabric requirements: You will require more fabric if lengthening.
Sizes A – J
View A: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.9 – 3.9 m (3.2 – 4.3 yd) // 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2.8 – 3 m (3.1 – 3.3 yd).
View B: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 3.3 – 3.6 m (3.6 – 4 yd) // 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 3 – 3.3 m (3.3 – 3.6 yd).
You may require more fabric if cutting the belt pieces for View B in 115 cm (45″) wide fabric.
Sizes G – P
View A: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric (sizes G-M only): 4 – 4.3 m (4.4 – 4.7 yd) // 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 3 – 3.9 m (3.3 – 4.3 yd).
View B: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric (sizes G-L only): 3.5 – 3.6 m (3.9 – 4 yd) // 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 3.2 – 3.6 m (3.5 – 4 yd).
You may require more fabric if cutting the belt pieces for View B.
Sizing: A – J and G – P (approx. UK 6 – 26/28 and UK 18/20 – 44). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.
The Rennie Dress is available in two size brackets: sizes A – J and sizes G – P. The sizes A – J pattern has been drafted for a B cup bust (5 cm/2″ difference between high bust and full bust measurements). The sizes G – P pattern has been drafted for a D cup bust (10 cm/4″ difference between high bust and full bust measurements).
Select a size based on your high bust measurement. There is considerable ease in the bust area of the pattern. The designer suggests checking the finished garment measurements for your size before choosing to do a full bust adjustment (FBA).
This pattern is drafted for a height of 170 cm (5’7″). Use the LENGTHEN/SHORTEN lines on the pattern to make alterations to the length.
Notions: View A only: 2.7 m (3 yd) of 32 mm (1 1/4″) single-fold bias tape (if using pre-made binding this is 12 mm (1/2″)) // View B only: 0.5 m (0.5 yd) of light to mid-weight fusible interfacing to add structure to neck facing (optional).
PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (66 pages for sizes A-J, 75 pages for sizes G-P); A0 copy shop pattern (4 sheets for sizes A-J, 5 sheets for sizes G-P) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.
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PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES A – J (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES G – P (+£7.00)
66 pages (sizes A-J), 75 pages (sizes G-P)