Wedding season appears to be back in full swing this year. One of my goals has been to recreate this two-piece linen Reformation dress for said season. Sadly, it’s still on my sewing backlog… however, I figured I could at least share the many Reformation-esque sewing patterns I’ve come across while researching.
This is my absolute favorite dress from Reformation, which I included in my comprehensive Reformation try-on post. The McCalls 7971 is very clearly inspired by this style, with flutter sleeves that could easily be swapped back to cap sleeves. The skirt portion is also a great base for many other Reformation styles.
I grouped these two dresses together as midi-style dresses with a bustier-style top. While I couldn’t find an exact pattern to match, a Redditor over at r/sewing made her own version of the Christine (shortened Nikita). She’s uploaded a YouTube video tutorial here.
The Friday Pattern Co. Hughes Dress comes very close, just with a rounded neckline instead of the v-neck and a slightly fuller skirt.
Freebie alert! The BHL Shirred Dress pattern is perfect for this – you can see my review here. The original pattern actually includes sleeves that are very similar to the Gitane.
McCalls M7937 View A matches the top of the Pearson dress, only needing some minor tweaks to how the bow is tied. The rest of the dress should be a fairly simple skirt.
Last but not least – this is the dress that has been living rent-free in my mind over the past year. I plan to use McCall’s 8203 for the top, and the skirt from McCalls 7971 (the Gavin lookalike) for the other piece, with a ruffle easily tacked on.