There are two views, and both versions have a fitted bodice that is shaped with bust darts, waist darts in the front and the back, and darts at the back of the neck. The gathered skirt on both versions is a full a-line skirt that hits around the knee, and features in-seam pockets that are sewn into the waist so they aren't flopping around under your skirt. Both versions have a fully lined bodice, invisible zipper up the center back seam, and a fat 2" hand sewn hem.
View A has short set-in sleeves and a flat 1960's style bow at the center waist. View B has 3/4 length set-in sleeves and a vintage-inspired flat pointed collar.
The Emery Dress is sized from 0–18 and all sizes are included in one envelope with an instruction booklet and printed tissue paper pattern.
This pattern's difficulty is rated at "three spools" which is perfect for an intermediate sewer!"
Discuss what makes a good fit?
What are common adjustments and how to make them?
Take measurements and figure out what size to cut and what pattern adjustments are required.
Make pattern adjustments.
Get started on making a test muslin, which will need to be finished before the next class.
During Class 2:
Finish up any muslin adjustment and have time to sew the dress in class.
If you'd like to see some Emery Dress examples that other people have made, you can search #emerydress on Instagram or click HERE! Below are a few of my favorites!
Mariah Oliver is a self-taught dressmaker who decided in 2012 that life is too short to wear clothes that make you feel bad. From that moment, Oliver has used books, blogs and internet sewing communities to build her skill set and allow her to sew the majority of her wardrobe. In the process she has embraced body positivity and the Toddler Grandma Fashion style -- wearing what you love in the colors you love. Outside the sewing room, Oliver is a grant writer, mother of three, wife and operates a small fiber farm in rural Paullina.