Yes, Another Emery

Yes, yet another Emery dress!


I actually finished this dress a few months ago, but put off blogging it because all my recent posts at the time were Emeries too.  What can I say – during uni I like instant gratification projects that don’t require too much thought.


I have virtually nothing to say about this dress that I haven’t said on previous versions.

  • I like the fabric.
  • It was fast to make, since I’m lazy and skipped the sleeves, lining and pockets.
  • It was going to be my Sew Dolly Clackett entry, but I was too slow.  Fail.

Iemery-front-pink have to admit, although it makes for some seriously dull blog posts, I love making multiples.  I really enjoy the sewing process – tracing and muslining, not so much.  So when I have a pattern with none of that required, I really can’t resist.

I also have a fairly basic style – I like fitted bodices with full skirts.  So it can be hard to justify buying a new pattern – if they’re too similar, it’s not worth the money, if it’s too different chances are I don’t like it.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut – but I don’t mind my sewing rut!  I love wearing the clothes I make, even if I already have half a dozen of the same pattern.  Sewing is my hobby and I do what makes me happy.

Having said that, I’m getting to the point where I think I’ve probably made enough dresses.  Moving on to other things to sew – like bras!


Ooh! Shortlisted!

I was so excited to see my Med Ball Anna was shortlisted for the Dressed to the Nines category in for Sewing Indie Month!


Feel free to vote for me – scroll right down to the bottom of the post and then I’m the one called “Dressed to the Nines Anna“.  I’m kind of kicking myself now for choosing such a stupidly generic title when I submitted my link.  But hey, live and learn.

I love sewing fancy dresses – I’m completely inspired at the moment by Poppy Kettle’s wedding dress posts – is it weird to want to sew a full-on couture ball gown without any of the necessary skills or the event to wear it to?  Yes, probably.  Sigh.


Little known secret:  my zipper broke while I was taking this off my dress form after taking some pictures, but before I took pictures of me in the dress.  Boo for cheap, nasty zippers.  I put it on, threw my shoulders back to try and keep the dress from falling off and took the pictures anyway.  Hands on hips worked too.  😛

Sadly, I’m in full-on pre-exam study mode right now, so there’s not much sewing going on around these parts.  But I have plenty of plans for these holidays!