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!




It’s another Emery dress!

I’m pretty much a one trick pony by this point.


I did things slightly differently this time – I combined the pretty shape of the Emery dress with the frankly gorgeous neckline of the Mae blouse from Bluegingerdoll.emermae-back

It wasn’t an exact, focused, patternmaking endeavour – I just sat the Mae facing piece on top of the Emery front bodice piece, lined it up so it more or less worked and cut it out.

And I’m so pleased with how it turned out!


This is my entry into the Sewing Indie MonthPattern Hacking category.