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
  • Unlined


Maven Patterns website has some great tutorials on how to make more with your Rochester pattern.  See here for an amazing tutorial series.

Maven Patterns Rochester Dress and Top