A little while back, Christine Haynes did a call for pattern testers. She selected one person to test each size, and I was tickled pink to be selected! She announced the pattern today, so now I can introduce you to the Emery Dress!
Will you look at that bow?! Perfection. It makes me feel like Jackie Kennedy. The instructions were very easy to follow on creating it and it's hand tacked to the dress. And pockets! So functional.
The inside of the dress is lined at the bodice. Oh linen, you get so wrinkly after a day of wear!
The original pattern calls for an invisible zip, which to be honest, would be less fussy than what I did. Using an invisible zip would allow you to machine stitch everything.
I handpicked a regular zipper because (1) I had an invisible zip break on me once and now I just don't trust them, and (2) handpicking zippers sends a little thrill up my spine.
A Month of Emery Dresses + A Giveaway!
I have mentioned before that I like to remake patterns. There's a lot of positives to doing that:
- It gives you an opportunity to perfect the fit
- It pushes you creatively to experiment with the same style
- It's time and cost effective
- It's more of something you already know you love and wear
Well, this month I will be bringing you the mother of all remakes: Emery Month. In addition to this version, I'll be posting up two other versions of the Emery Dress in the coming weeks.
A Pattern Giveaway!
Christine has kindly offered to contribute a pattern to Emery Month! In between all the finished project fun, I'll be hosting a giveaway for one lucky reader to receive the Emery pattern.
In the meantime, head on over to Christine's blog to join in on the excitement! She'll be posting up pictures of all the pattern testers in the coming days.