The Rosa Dress Sewing Pattern

The Rosa Summer Dress Sewing Pattern

Sew a swishy frock for all summer occasions with The Rosa Dress sewing pattern, a vintage-inspired style with an easy fit and ruffle hem detail.

Say hello to your new favourite summer sewing pattern! Relaxing by the beach, exploring a new city, picnics with the kids…whatever your summer brings, you’ll need a Rosa Dress to do it in! This issue’s cover-star frock is vintage-inspired, oh-so-swishable and a breeze to wear, with a button fastening, lining, strap tabs (to create that pretty sweetheart neckline) and a gathered skirt – plus an optional hemline ruffle for added flounce!

Never sewn buttonholes and buttons before, or need to brush up on your skills? Learn how to create matching self-covered buttons and sew perfect buttonholes with our guides in issue 57 of Simply Sewing magazine.

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Rosa Dress Sewing Pattern

The Rosa Dress Sewing Pattern

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UK sizes 6-20 (US 4-18, EUR 34-38)


  • Sew princess seams
  • Make a sweetheart neckline
  • Add a ruffle detail to the hem
  • Sew buttons and buttonholes

You will need:

  • Fabric: Dress A*:  Main fabric: 2.3mx140cm (234ydsx55in), Lining fabric: 0.9mx140cm (1ydx55in)
  • Fabric: Dress B: Main fabric: 2.1mx115cm (212ydsx45in) or 1.8mx140cm (2ydsx55in)
  • Lining fabric: 1mx115cm (118ydsx45in) or 0.9mx140cm (1ydx55in)
  • Buttons: 3 x 25mm (1in)
  • Clear elastic: 1.5m x 9mm wide
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit

*Dress A can only be made with 140cm (55in) wide fabric.

Fabric suggestions:

Lightweight fabrics such as cotton, cotton lawn, crepe or rayon.


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Rosa Dress Sewing Pattern