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 t...Read more
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 its easy to take in the bodice down the side seams, or cinch in with a belt.
Adjust the skirt dimensions to create a fuller or slimmer silhouette, or try pleats instead of gathering for a neater look. Pop a net petticoat underneath for a 50's style dance dress. You can also use the skirt instructions provided with the pattern to draft your own cute button-through gathered skirt.
If you've already made a few simple outfits this will be a great next challenge. There are quite a few buttons and button holes - so if you're not an expert now you will be by the time you've finished!
You will need 2.8 metres /3 yards of fabric, at least 140cm/55" wide. This is based on an approx knee-length skirt and includes enough to self line the bodice. Alternatively use 50cm/20" of fine cotton lawn to line the bodice. (You might need 1 metre/11/4 yards if the lawn is narrow.)
4 - 5cm/11/2 - 2" wide ribbon (not too stiff) – 2 metres/21/4yards. Or make your own ties in matching or contrasting fabric.
2.5 - 3cm/1 - 11/4" diameter buttons – x10 plus a spare!
Lightweight interfacing to reinforce the button stand – strip measuring approx 20 x 90cm/8" x 1yard
Alice & Co Patterns are intended for use by individual home dressmakers only.
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Sizing Chart: Alice & Co - Ladieswear
|Turquoise (UK 6)||76.5||61||86.5|
|Pink (UK 8)||81||66||91.5|
|Lime (UK 10)||86.5||71||96.5|
|Blue (UK 12)||91.5||76||101.5|
|Orange (UK 14)||96.5||81||107|
|Green (UK 16)||101.5||86.5||112|
|Purple (UK 18)||109.5||94||119.5|
|Navy (UK 20)||116.5||104||127|
|Rust (UK 22)||124.5||111||135|
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING UPDATE 29/12/2021
Please note that until further notice, we will not be shipping orders overseas. Apologies for any inconvenience.
ROYAL MAIL UPDATE
Please be aware that the Royal Mail is being slower than usual due to COVID affecting staffing levels.
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If you live in or around the Mirfield area, we would encourage you to select the Local Pickup option at checkout to collect your order from the shop, especially if you are in a rush for your items. Alternatively, if you would like your order sending first class, you can choose to pay for this option at the checkout. This does not affect the speed in which your order is processed as all orders are processed on a first come, first served basis.
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|0 - 1kg||£ 3.80|
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|500g - 1kg||£ 13.50|
|Over 1kg||£ 15.00|
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|Over 2kg||£ 25.00|
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