Named Reeta shirtdress in Liberty Tana lawn

A review of Reeta Shirt Dress

Reviewed by Belle Citadel on 15th July, 2021

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 🙂