Regatta Dress PDF

Alice & Co Patterns


Buy the Regatta Dress sewing pattern from Alice and 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.

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 yds) 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 yds) if the lawn is narrow.)

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

4 – 5 cm (1 1/2″ – 2″) wide ribbon (not too stiff), 2 m (2 1/4 yds). Or make your own ties in matching or contrasting fabric.
2.5 – 3 cm (1″ – 1 1/4″) diameter buttons x 10, plus a spare!
Lightweight interfacing to reinforce the button stand – strip measuring approx. 20 x 90 cm (8″ x 1 yd).

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available to download immediately after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Pattern instructions; patterns in A0 (copy shop), A4 and US letter formats.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, 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 Printing

12 pages

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    5 out of 5 Regatta Dress


    I loved experimenting with prints while making this dress! It was so much fun to make my own ties and everything! Check out my blog below!

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