Rebecca Dress

I just finished sewing up the Sis Boom Rebecca Dress. If you aren’t familiar with Sis Boom PDF patterns, they are very clear and easy to follow with step-by-step photos.

Last summer, I tried out the Jamie Dress, and I was sold on the easy techniques shown for everything from inserting a zipper to finishing a garment’s raw edges. This pattern will teach you how to make bias tape and apply facing to the neckline, among other things.


Rebecca Dress - side

The fabric I chose was Denyse Schmidt Greenfield Hill (Cranberry colorway), picked up on our trip to Nashville last weekend. I saw it on the bolt at Textile Fabrics and gasped. It was half off! It was love.


Rebecca Dress - back

This PDF pattern is a whopping 417 pages long, because the printable pattern pieces are broken up by size XS-3X. I printed off 21 pages, cut and taped the pattern pieces together, and referred to the directions on my laptop.

I made a few alterations from the original pattern:

  • Lower, different-shaped neckline
  • Less fabric in the shoulders, to help with gaping at the back
  • Bias tape sewn to skirt bottom instead of traditional hem, to help with the much shorter dress once I altered at the shoulders

 Sis Boom Rebecca Dress

I appreciate the simple, sleek cut of this dress. I also appreciate having nearly a yard of this print left over. Success!

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I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!