OSF Makes: Rauha Tee Dress by Gemma

In this OSF Makes Gemma shares her review of making the Named Patterns Rauha Tee Dress.

OSF Makes: “The Rauha Tee Dress by Gemma”

The pattern

When I saw this pattern release it was right at the time we received a big donation of coordinating knits fabrics. The pattern sparked some ideas and I couldn’t wait to get sewing.

Find the pattern here. The dress fits up to 58.75” bust. 

“The Rauha pattern includes two variations: a high-hip length T-shirt with a boxy fit, and a midi-length T-shirt dress with in-seam side pockets. Both variations have a distinctive rectangular ribbed funnel neck, dropped shoulders and a relaxed fit.”

Fabric choices

I couldn’t choose whether to match the hoodie fabric of the main body with a matching rib knit for the collar or to pick a contrast colour. I put it to a vote on our Instagram stories and the contrast colour came out the winner. So I had the darker grey hoodie knit for the main body and a lighter grey rib knit for the collar.

Find the hoodie knit and rib knits here. 

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The hoodie knit has a lower stretch percentage than the pattern calls for but it worked out perfectly as the collar piece is so wide and made of very stretchy rib it stretches all it needs to to get over your head.

I picked a scrap of cotton jersey for the pocket pieces in order to reduce the bulk. They peek out a little on the finished dress but I enjoy the contrast colour that matches the collar. 

Construction

The dress sews up very quickly. I sewed it all on my serger with the exception of the four darts that give the collar corners their square shape. I was surprised at how easy it is to achieve this unique neckline.

I sewed up the dress and reduced the length from the hem by 5”. The pattern is drafted for someone who is 5’8” and for reference I’m 5’5”.

I’m so happy with how the dress turned out. It’s super comfortable and a fantastic weight for the shoulder seasons but the unique pattern details in the colour make it unusual and a little more stylish.

I’d love to hear if you’ve made this dress too and what you think of it!

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