This is part 2 of the Emery Dress Pattern by Christine Haynes. Today I will be sharing photos of the, Short Sleeve with Bow, Emery Dress. I made my sister this same dress but with quarter sleeves and a collar. You can see the pattern review for her dress here. I didn’t add the collar to mine because I love the idea of wearing a statement necklace with this dress.
The Emery Pattern is available at PileOFabric.com.
I wasn’t sure which fabric I wanted to use so I just picked the one I had enough of, a pink floral linen. I decided this year that I am not allowed to buy anymore fabric until I use what I have, ha, we will see how long that lasts. So far I am doing pretty good.
Once I had read through the pattern, cut out all my pattern pieces, and fabric pieces I started with the bodice pleats. I drew them on the wrong side of the fabric with a pencil. Then I folded my pleats in half, sewed along the line and then pressed the pleats.
I finished the seams with a serger.I attached the pocket pieces to the front and back skirt pieces.Then I laid them right sides together and sewed along the sides with the pockets.After attaching the top piece to the gathered skirt I used the serger again to finish the edges.I attached the zipper to the back ( I did not have an invisible zipper).
Next, I pinned the my lining bodice piece to the exterior piece, right sides together, and sewed just along the zipper first.Then the pattern had me fold the top of the zipper over, pin and sew along the neck line.
Before turning right sides out I had to cut little triangles along the neckline.Once it was turn right sides out I pressed the neckline, pressed the bottom of the lining under and pinned it along the waistline. Then hand stitched the lining to the serged seam on the waistline. This takes a little time but makes taking this dress on and off a lot easier. I attached the sleeves and serged the edges. The last step was to hem the sleeves and the bottom of the dress. I debated whether or not I wanted to put the bow on. I am very glad that I did. It finishes this dress off nicely. This dress went much quicker the second time because I wasn’t stopping to read the directions at every step.
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