Friday, September 27, 2013

Christine Haynes Patterns Emery Dress

It always makes me excited when an independent pattern designer comes out with a new pattern. Well this is EXTRA exciting: my friend and sewing comrade Christine Haynes just released a new pattern called the Emery Dress. Naturally, I had to make one as soon as possible. Luckily Christine had an extra test pattern, and luckily I was able to snag it. Can you blame me? I mean just look at it!

I LOVE this dress. I barely had to do anything to the fit - after making the muslin, I just moved the front darts a little. And that was it!

There's another view of the pattern that has a prim little bow at the waistband. I had to exercise a lot of self control to not do the bow AND the collar.

I thought in the stripes it would be too much. But there are some versions out there already that have both and they are adorable. I'll have to do it on the next one!

This is one of those dresses that you could make a million of out of a million different fabrics, and it would never get old.

The Emery Dress will be available very soon. You can pre-order the pattern here.


  1. I love the stripes!! And your collar is perfection.

  2. So cute with the collar and the stripes. Can't wait to make one up too!

  3. Love your version, stripes-what a great idea!

  4. I just love your Emery dress! Can't wait till mine reaches cold Sweden so I can whip up one in plaid flannel :D

  5. Your collar is fabulous! I love what you did with the striped fabric. It's really lovely. Congrats on such a beautiful job!

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