Lovely dress

A review of Named Reeta Shirt Dress

Reviewed by Hannah on 31st March, 2021

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.

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