Reformation Inspired Dress Patterns

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. 

Gavin Dress

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.

Nikita Dress & Juliette Dress

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.

Carolena Sleeved Dress

McCalls M8032 is very similar on top, and the skirt could be adjusted to a McCalls 7971 style and come very close.

Weiss Linen Dress

Like the Carolena, this one requires a bit of Frankenstein-ing patterns together as well. The Zadie Jumpsuit top works perfectly, and can be paired with the free Peppermint Wrap Skirt.

Newbury Linen Button Dress

The Friday Pattern Co. Hughes Dress comes very close, just with a rounded neckline instead of the v-neck and a slightly fuller skirt.

Gitane Linen Dress

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.

Pearson Linen Dress

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.

Yucca Two Piece Dress

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.


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