MAVEN PATTERNS • The Rochester Top and Dress Sewing Pattern


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The Rochester sewing pattern has been designed with simple, understated styling and thoughtful details in mind. An easy to wear style with a relaxed fit slight A-line shaping, and gathered front neckline. Featuring a deep centre back pleat, curved hem with side split and stitched facing. The elbow length sleeves have a deep stitched hem.

Choose from version A The Rochester Top which is mid-hip length and great to wear with jeans; or Version B The Rochester Dress is knee length with a self-tie belt and in-seam pockets.

Design Features •

  •  •Elasticated and gathered front neckline
  •  •Elbow length sleeves
  •  •Curved hem and side split with feature topstitching
  •  •Centre back pleat
  •  •In-seam side pockets (dress only)
  •  •NO ZIP!
  •  •Easy to shorten or lengthen, with guides on your pattern
  •  •Unlined

  • Suitable for advanced beginners.

    This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 8 – 18. 

    Suggested fabrics • Light to medium weight woven fabrics suitable for a gathered neckline such as denim, chambrays, linen, crepe, cotton lawn.

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