Maven Rochester Dress and Top


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 and 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.

VERSION A | The Rochester Top is mid-hip length and great to wear with jeans.

VERSION B | The Rochester Dress is knee length with a self-tie belt and in-seam pockets.


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)
Easy to shorten or lengthen, with guides on your pattern

Size: 8-18

Fabric suggestion: Light to medium weight woven fabrics to accommodate gathered neckline: denims, chambrays, linen, crepe, cotton lawn. 

Skill:  Advanced beginner

Notion: Matching thread, 1.2cm elastic, fusible interfacing. 


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