Recoleta Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

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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

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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

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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.

Recoleta Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: May 6th, 2021 by Kennis Wong