Recoleta Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(39 customer reviews)

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The Recoleta is your lovely companion for the summer. The Recoleta is a relaxed woven dress with an empire waist. An empire waist is flattering to many body types, especially pear-shaped and petite figures. The Recoleta has a notched neckline that combines a scoop neck and a V neck; it is perfect for showcasing your necklace with a small pendant. With two sleeve options, short and 3/4 length,  the Recoleta will be a nice addition to your wardrobe whether you experience a tropical or temperate summer.

Recoleta Dress Features:

  • Options for cup sizes
  • Empire waist
  • Notched neckline
  • Side invisible zipper
  • Options for short and 3/4 length sleeves
  • Designed for woven fabric

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 00 – 40 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Recoleta Dress pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 40

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Intermediate

Knit or woven

Woven

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

39 reviews for Recoleta Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Erin (verified owner)

    Original download didn’t include all sizes. Customer service was responsive and situation easily fixed.

  2. Rita (verified owner)

    Good fit. Good instructions. Pleasure to sew.

  3. Carol (verified owner)

    Love this pattern, easy to follow. Fits without having to put in a zip. For me personally I adjusted the bodice length by 1″ to suit me and also the skirt by 2″. Just have to put in the sleeve and done. Looking forward to wearing it

  4. Stephanie (verified owner)

    The DD cup bodice fit my friend perfectly!

  5. sabine (verified owner)

    Pattern very thoroughly designed! Very good instructions. I enjoyed every step of the work! :-))

  6. Lise (verified owner)

    I love this style. A Line is perfect for me.

  7. Lisa B. (verified owner)

    Excellent clear instructions!

  8. Ytmar (verified owner)

    Beautifully drafted with excellent instructions

  9. Isabelle (verified owner)

    Although it took me a bit of time to make the dress, it was a breath as the explanations were excellent. I made it with 2 different colours of linen and it’s gorgeous!

  10. Susan (verified owner)

    Love it comes in DD sizing save me so much fitting work

  11. Madeline (verified owner)

    I made the dress and it’s the first thing that I ever made for myself that fit perfectly, will be making more, thank you

  12. Eileen (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern and, as always, excellent instructions.

  13. Kerry (verified owner)

    This is a lovely dress for the warmer months. Very attractive style and fit. I love Itch to Stitch patterns as they suit me, being short in stature, I find the patterns easy to fit my size.

  14. Deborah (verified owner)

    Easy to make, and fit well.

  15. Betty (verified owner)

    Love it

  16. Addrea (verified owner)

    Itch to stitch patterns are perfection!

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I love the silhouette and neckline of this dress.
    The instructions are easy to follow and thorough.
    The only thing that I would love to add, and would knock it out of the park, would be pockets!
    I can’t wait to make another version!

  18. Elsa (verified owner)

    If you want a dress that has stunning features and is easy to sew, do not hesitate! I did this dress in a vibrant purple brocade and it’s the right dress for a cocktail party. I had absolutely no troubles sewing it and the instructions for blending sizes are awesome.

  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful cross season dress with simple lines. Directions are detailed and easy to follow.

  20. Jacquelyn (verified owner)

    Couldn’t wait to make this. I am so pleased with the fit! Slight increase to bodice length based on apex height. Fits great!. Used midweight linen. So happy with this!

  21. Claire (verified owner)

    Initially I only bought this pattern for the long(er) sleeves pattern piece and the concave darts to insert/hack onto the Chai shirt dress. This worked very well. Have since made the recoleta in its own right and, as is the case with all Itch to Stitch patterns I found it’s well drafted, the instructions are very easy to follow and the inclusion of the different cup sizes is a game changer (when you’re a C-cup size you neither fit into the standard B nor the D-cup that you are sometimes offered. I really, really appreciate ITS going above and beyond).

  22. Mary (verified owner)

    Totally love this beautiful structured dress. Beautiful style.
    Brilliant instructions. Range of cup sizes. ❤️💕

  23. Carol (verified owner)

    A dress for all!

  24. Susan Wentworth (verified owner)

    Seriously, love this pattern. It’s a perfect dress in so many ways.

  25. Betty (verified owner)

    Very easy to sew

  26. renata (verified owner)

    LOVE this pattern, it is so flattering on, I could sew it without a zip and it still looks streamline, it works with all beautiful cottons too.

  27. Janet (verified owner)

    Absolutely love how this turned out and fits me nicely

  28. Sondra (verified owner)

    Love, Love The Recoleta Dress The dress was so easy to put together and the instructions are also easy to follow. If you have not tried any of Itch to Stitch Patterns, you need to. I would recommend them highly. Give it a try.

  29. Vignette (verified owner)

    Great fit 👌

  30. Azure L Owens (verified owner)

    It would be nice to see finished pattern on a fuller figure model

  31. Karen (verified owner)

    Great pattern super instructions

  32. Wendy (verified owner)

    Another great pattern from itch to stitch. Easy to sew, goes to put together and very stylish.

  33. Brigetta (verified owner)

    Beautiful dress, easy to follow instructions and fits like a dream. Very flattering.

  34. Cathy (verified owner)

    Your patterns are wonderful!!

  35. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love this style!

  36. Lidia (verified owner)

    I love the dress now I’m thinking top with peblem a little flirty!

  37. Kate (verified owner)

    Clear and thorough instructions, lovely design, and I’ve been thrilled with every single pattern I’ve purchased at Itch to Stitch.

  38. Rosa (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern, clear instructions and easy to follow, as usual. Thank you

  39. Cathy (verified owner)

    I love this pattern!

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Material

Primary Fabric Lightweight to medium weight woven fabric with no stretch such as linen, linen mix, rayon challis, charmeuse, lawn, chambray, poplin and sateen.

Interfacing Lightweight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing

Lining Lightweight non-stretch lining fabric such as Bemberg, Batiste, lightweight non-stretch cotton

Other Materials

  • One 12” (30 cm) or longer invisible zipper
  • 24” (61 cm) of 3/8” or 1/2” (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using lightweight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain)

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk. The interfacing also needs to be pre-shrunk—soak and hang dry before using.

 

00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Primary Fabric
Short Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 1 5/8 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 7/8 2 2 2 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 3/8 2 3/8
135 cm Wide cm 150 160 160 170 180 180 180 200 200 200 220 220
3/4 Length Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 1 7/8 1 7/8 1 7/8 1 7/8 2 2 2 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 5/8 2 5/8
135 cm Wide cm 170 170 170 170 180 180 180 200 200 200 240 240
Interfacing
All Options
20″ Wide yard 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8
50 cm Wide cm 40 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 60 60
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Primary Fabric
Short Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 2 3/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 5/8 2 5/8 2 5/8 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4
135 cm Wide cm 220 230 230 230 230 230 230 250 250 250
3/4 Length Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 2 5/8 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4 3 3 3
135 cm Wide cm 240 250 250 250 250 250 250 270 270 270
Interfacing
All Options
20″ Wide yard 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 3/4 3/4 3/4
50 cm Wide cm 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60

Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 40)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust
A Cup 3018
76.5
3012
80
3278
83.5
3414
87
3558
90.5
37
94
3838
97.5
3934
101
4118
104.5
4212
108
4378
111.5
4514
115
B Cup 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
C Cup 3218
81.5
3312
85
3478
88.5
3614
92
3758
95.5
39
99
4038
102.5
4134
106
4318
109.5
4412
113
4578
116.5
4714
120
D Cup 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
DD Cup 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
inch
cm
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Bust
B Cup 4758
121
49
124.5
5038
128
5134
131.5
5318
135
5412
138.5
5578
142
5714
145.5
5858
149
60
152.5
C Cup 4858
123.5
50
127
5138
130.5
5234
134
5418
137.5
5512
141
5678
144.5
5814
148
5958
151.5
61
155
D Cup 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5334
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.7
DD Cup 5058
128.5
52
132
5338
135.5
5434
139
5618
142.5
5712
146
5878
149.5
6014
153
6158
156.6
63
160
Waist 4178
106.5
4314
110
4458
113.5
46
117
4738
120.5
4834
124
5018
127.5
5112
131
5278
134.5
5414
138
Hip 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5314
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.5

How to choose your size

  1. Determine your cup size—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.
  2. After determining the cup size, compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your cup, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.