Emery Dress

A sunny Easter Sunday in Vancouver was the perfect occasion to wear my newly-finished Emery Dress for the first time.

Emery-Dress-08 copy

The Emery Dress by Christine Haynes was my very first pattern purchase when I embarked on my sewing adventures last summer. Having seen many lovely versions of the dress on my favourite seamstress’ blogs certainly played a role in choosing this pattern; Plus I love the name so much! (Big fan of Jacques Demy’s musical The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg). So I couldn’t resist getting the Emery for myself even though I had no idea what a sewing pattern looked like (and very little sewing knowledge at all). Then I saw the difficulty was rated at “three spools”… and I chickened out. I again came across the pattern last month and decided it was time to give it a try.

The Sew-Along on Christine’s blog was super helpful and I learnt a lot from making this dress: set-in sleeves, pockets, lining etc. The fabric is Dot Voile in Aqua by Heather Bailey (Momentum Voile collection) for Westminster / Free Spirit. Because of the sheerness of the fabric, I lined the skirt with a white cotton voile. I cut a size 2 to make a muslin and I was pretty happy with the fit. The only alteration was to lengthen the bodice a bit.

I’m excited to wear the dress in its natural environment: the summer. Until then, here are a few pictures with a special guest appearance by Garçon, the dog.







By | 2015-04-07T22:03:51+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

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  1. Elsa June 14, 2015 at 22:53 - Reply

    Cette robe-ci aussi est très belle! J’aime beaucoup le tissu!

    • zoubi zoubisou June 15, 2015 at 10:00 - Reply

      Merci ! J’aime beaucoup ce tissu aussi. Leger et super agréable à porter pour l’été !

  2. Elsa June 15, 2015 at 10:07 - Reply

    Et la couleur est superbe!

  3. carmenross88 January 2, 2017 at 20:30 - Reply

    Your photography skills are just as suberb as your sewing skills!

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