Challenging but rewarding!

A review of Reeta Shirt Dress

Reviewed by Modista Sewing on 30th January, 2021

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.