Alice & Co Patterns Regatta Dress

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Buy the Regatta Dress sewing pattern from Alice & Co Patterns. The Regatta Dress is easy to make, fun to sew and a delight to wear – a frock as suited to romping through a field of wildflowers as sitting eating oysters in a seaside bistro! The fully lined bodice has a nifty neckline threaded through with ribbons, which tie at the shoulders to create pretty straps. It buttons all the way down the back giving a bold vintage feel. The skirt is a simple gathered rectangle with optional big patch pockets.

The dress is drafted to be fairly loose through the bust and waist to give a relaxed look. The final bodice shaping is determined by how you arrange the neckline along the ribbons. If you like a closer fit through the bust/waist it’s easy to take in the bodice down the side seams, or cinch in with a belt.

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). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Dress weight cotton, seersucker, lightweight denim, cotton shirting or African waxed cotton – this is a dress crying out to be made in a vibrant print.

Fabric requirements: You will need 2.8 m (3 yd) of fabric, at least 140 cm (55″) wide. This is based on an approx. knee-length skirt and includes enough to self line the bodice. Alternatively, use 50 cm (20″) of fine cotton lawn to line the bodice. (You might need 1 m (1 1/4 yd) if the lawn is narrow.)

Sizing: UK 6 – 22. Please check the size chart.

Notions: 2 m (2 1/4 yd) of 4 – 5 cm (1 1/2″ – 2″) wide ribbon (not too stiff, or make your own ties in matching or contrasting fabric); ten (plus a spare!) 2.5 – 3 cm (1″ – 1 1/4″) diameter buttons; lightweight interfacing to reinforce the button stand, strip measuring approx. 20 x 90 cm (8″ x 1 yd).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (12 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (13 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet). Note: You must print this pattern in colour.

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Additional information


Cottons, Denim / Corduroy

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

12 pages

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