Riley Collection Sewing Pattern


Our paper pattern comes with an instruction booklet and free access to a full video tutorial of every process you need to complete the project.

A Jenni Smith woven label is also included. 

A PDF version of the pattern will be available to purchase soon.

Skill level: Beginner 

Size: UK 6 - 20/ Europe 34 - 48  US 2-16


The Riley Collection includes a top and dress pattern.  It has been designed to give you a gentle start in dressmaking.  It teaches you how to create darts to add shape to a garment.  The sleeve is a raglan design which means it is joined across the shoulder and does not need to be set into the armhole.  The neckline is wide so the garment can fit over your head eliminating the need to insert a zip or other fastening.  


Cotton, lightweight denim, chambray, boiled wool, double gauze, linen and other medium-weight fabrics will work well.  


Our pattern are designed to build the skills and confidence of our customers.  The Riley Collection focuses on the following skills: 

  • Bust darts
  • In-seam pockets
  • Facings

The dress is a loose fit but a flattering shape and can be worn with a layer beneath, making it perfect for all seasons.

What’s in a name?

As well as sewing, one of my major passions is the History of Art.  I studied the subject for my degree at University, combined with Italian.

The Riley dress was designed with bold and exciting printed fabrics in mind for the skirt panel, to allow people to show off their personal style.  The monochrome and geometric paintings of Bridget Riley inspired the original version of the dress.


You can read about the mission behind Jenni Smith Studio patterns here

Shipping Rates

United Kingdom

1 pattern - Royal Mail 1st Class = £2.00

2 or more patterns - Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For = £5.00

Rest of Europe

1 pattern - Royal Mail International Standard = £4.00

2 or more patterns - Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed = £14.00

Rest of the World

1 pattern -  Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed = £10.00

2 or more patterns -  Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed = £20.00


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