Named Reeta Shirt Dress

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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 printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Reeta Shirt Dress sewing pattern from Named. 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.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

- PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

- 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: 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.

Fabric requirements: 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 240 - 310 cm (2 5/8 - 3 3/8 yd) // 115 cm (45") wide fabric: 295 - 445 cm (3 1/4 - 4 7/8 yd).

The fabric requirements include a 5% allowance for shrinkage. Note that the fabric consumption may be greater for fabrics with a pattern and for fabrics that need to be cut in one direction.

Sizing: EU 32 – 56 (approx. UK 4/6 – 28). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

This pattern comes with plenty of ease. Check the finished measurements for your size and, if necessary, select a size smaller than usual if you want the garment to be more fitted.

Notions: Fusible interfacing, 140 cm (1 1/2 yd); 10 small buttons; 2 cm (3/4") ribbon for drawstring casing, 160 cm (1 3/4 yd); cord for drawstring, your waist circumference + 70 cm (3/4 yd).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (42 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: Yes.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Belle Citadel
Named Reeta shirtdress in Liberty Tana lawn

I've been meaning to make the Named Reeta for quite some time as I'm a big fan of Named Patterns and I love shirtdresses! I bought this lawn recently in a Liberty sale and the Reeta popped into me head immediately as the perfect match.

I cut the 46 and did a 1" full bust adjustment and the fit is good. Named Patterns are drafted for a height of 5'8". I'm 5'6" but didn't take anything off and it's fine, although a little longer than the intended midi length. If you want/need to shorten it, make sure you do it at the beginning as the hem is finished before the dress construction is complete.

I give the dress design and final garment 5 stars. I had to take a star off for the instructions though, as I found the trickiest part quite a struggle and it did make the sew a little frustrating at times. Hopefully, they can bring out a sewalong or video to help people with the construction as it would help immensely. Still, it won't put me off making it again!

Full details on the construction and more pics at my blog post here if you're interested :)

Lovely Reeta shirt dress

I've fallen in love with this dress after one wear!

It presented me with some challenges during the making process, partly fabric choice, partly because collars are tricky!

I had to take a whopping 10" off the length (I'm 5'2" for reference). It is slightly shorter on me than on the model but it's still a fair chunk. I would usually do a full bicep adjustment but didn't need to with this pattern, which was great.

I made my Reeta in a drapey rayon but I also love the crisper linen & cotton versions made my other sewists, so it's quite versatile in that sense.

Style choices that I made were: I used bias binding instead of ribbon for my waist channel, and made a waist tie from my main fabric.

For more photos, please have a peruse of my blog post:

Modista Sewing
Challenging but rewarding!

The Reeta dress is one of the patterns I’ve chosen for my Make Nine 2021 thanks to its relaxed style, lovely details and cinched in waist.


I chose a khaki viscose twill for my Reeta but in retrospect would have gone with a cotton lawn at first as this was a very sloppy fabric!

Some parts of the construction were very tricky to follow, including the collar but I followed a YouTube tutorial which made it much easier.

I made a UK 14 after looking at Named’s very detailed size chart. I went with the size that matched my high bust measurement to fit the shoulders correctly and am very pleased with the fit.

I’d definitely make this pattern again and think it’s a really versatile make I learned a lot of new skills along the way with.

Polka dot Reeta Shirt Dress

I've been wanting a polka dot maternity shirt dress for a while and after making myself a moodboard decided that Reeta was the perfect pattern.

I love everything about this dress, its swishy and comfortable and is incredibly flattering. And bonus, because of the waist time I'm sure this will fit me after pregnancy.

I found the construction to be a little tricky in parts, but there are some great tutorials and sew alongs online that really helped!

This won't be my last


Reeta meets Carole

This is the first time trying the Reeta dress and I love it! It's a short version just because I didn't have enough fabric but it still works. The sizing was spot on and the waist casing makes it so comfortable to wear. Will definitely be using this patter again. More details about my tiger king dress here: