Rhea Dress PDF Pattern | Gathered Waist Midi Dress | V neck

The Rhea Dress is an effortlessly stylish, v-neck dress with a semi-fitted bodice and loose waist and hips for maximum comfort. The dress will stand out in your wardrobe as it has a gathered waist detail that flares out to a gorgeous ruffled hem. This sewing pattern is perfect for beginners as the dress is a slip-on style that has no tricky fastenings.

When designing this pattern, I wanted this dress to feel effortlessly stylish and easy to wear. This dress is a dream to sew with a gorgeous cotton, but will look incredible in any light/medium weight woven non-stretch fabric such as Satin, Cotton Poplin, Rayon/Viscose, Crepe, and Chiffon. The skirt of this dress is not lined, so you will need to make sure the fabric is not too see-through, alternatively you could line the skirt too.

With this download, you will receive a print at home A4 sized paper pattern along with illustrated instructions that make it super easy to create your own handmade wardrobe! Print pattern 100% to scale and it will fit on A4 and US Letter sized paper. There is also an A0 sized pattern included for you to print out at a printers full size.

This sewing pattern is designed for a looser fit, so when choosing sizes go by your bust measurement. Please message me if you have any questions.

Size chart: 6 - Bust: 31 Inches, Waist: 24 Inches 8 - Bust: 33 Inches, Waist: 26 Inches 10 - Bust: 35 Inches, Waist: 28 Inches 12 - Bust: 37 Inches, Waist: 30 Inches 14 - Bust: 39 Inches, Waist: 32 Inches 16 - Bust: 41 Inches, Waist: 34 Inches

Finished garment measurements: 6 - Bust: 33 Inches, Waist: 36 Inches 8 - Bust: 35 Inches, Waist: 38 Inches 10 - Bust: 37 Inches, Waist: 40 Inches 12 - Bust: 39 Inches, Waist: 42 Inches 14 - Bust: 41 Inches, Waist: 44 Inches 16 - Bust: 43 Inches, Waist: 46 Inches

(Model is 5ft 7' and wears size 8 with bust 33 Inches)

For all sizes, you will need 2-2.5 metres of fabric to make this dress, depending if you want any spare fabric to practise on and between 1/2or 3/4 of a metre for lining. The majority of pattern pieces is cut on the fold, so it is advised to use a fabric that has a width of 50" or more.


  • Step-by-step, illustrated instructions to help you with sewing your dress!
  • UK Size 6-16 PDF Pattern documents that are printable on A4 and US Letter
  • PDF pattern for large format printing (A0)

Materials you need at home:

  • 2 / 2.5m of light to medium-weight woven non-stretch fabric such as Satin, Cotton Poplin, Rayon/Viscose, Crepe, and Chiffon.
  • Printer for printing the PDF pattern
  • No fastenings needed! This is a slip on style dress!
Kea Smith 13.11.2020, 06:13
  • (5 out of 5 stars)
What an excellent easy-to-read pattern! I am a beginner sewer and this was my first ever dress I have made. It took me two days (just in time for a friend's baby shower). I am so excited to wear it. Specifically, I learned the super easy way to gather fabric (without the gathering foot), and I learned how to neaten off the joined fabric with zig-zag stitch (because I don't have an overlocker). I used 100% cotton and the dress drapes beautifully. The sizing chart is perfect! I am also thankful for the hem allowance and the instructions on how wide to sew the pieces of fabric together. Please make more dress patterns! You have made my sewing experience such a joy! I cannot wait to sew more!

Tammy Handmade

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