The Rochester is an easy to wear style with a relaxed fit and slight A-line shaping. The Rochester features a gathered front neckline, 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
Another Maven Pattern which is a match made in heaven for linen.
This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 8 – 18 aimed at adventurous beginner sewists.
- 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
Maven Patterns website has some great tutorials on how to make more with your Rochester pattern. See here for an amazing tutorial series.