Emery Cabbage Roses

I forgot to blog this dress! Its the Emery dress, this is made up exactly as is with only a small forward shoulder adjustment.  The fit on the sleeve is very good which tells me it is drafted for those with a forward shoulder.  I found the fit in the waist rather loose and ended up taking it in, in fact the over all sizing is intended to be looser so if you want a close fit (and you are small busted), size down.  Because of the loose-ish fit I prefer to wear it with a belt.

I personally am not a fan of gathered skirts, they always feel frumpy on me, but I decided to follow the pattern exactly as I hadn’t made a gathered skirt before and wanted to give the look a proper “go”.  The end result is that I prefer the look with heels but that really is my own personal preference.

I HATE what I ended up doing with the pattern placement so ended up with a big honking cabbage in the middle of my chest (what was I thinking, I ask, what!!!!).

The fabric is a Kaffe Fassett print of cabbage roses.  It was much softer and drapier to work with that a standard quilting cotton and worked beautifully for a dress.  I was inspired to use this print after seeing it made here by Leisl – just beautiful!

Would love to get my hands on some more Kaffe Fassett fabric so I can make another dress with some better print placement.

  • Hi there! I love cabbages, red or green, so I actually love the placement on the front… better than two smaller roses right on the bust… so this looks like a great dress!

    • Goodness I can’t believe it’s been a month sorry its taken me so long to reply. That is so reassuring to hear thank you!

  • Hi there! I love cabbages, red or green, so I actually love the placement on the front… better than two smaller roses right on the bust… so this looks like a great dress!

  • This is so nice even with a large cabbage on the front (I thought it was a flower!) The gathered skirt does not make you look frumpy!

    • Sorry for late reply but thanks I appreciate the feedback enormously. I think perhaps I am not used to a gathered skirt look so it’s great to hear it looks ok.

  • This is so nice even with a large cabbage on the front (I thought it was a flower!) The gathered skirt does not make you look frumpy!

  • Wouldn’t have noticed pattern placement if you hadn’t pointed it out. The colours look fabulous on you

    • Thanks Kaitlyn, the colours are what really drew me to this fabric. I am probably super conscious of it because of looking at it too long, so I’m glad it’s not jumping out at anyone else. Sorry its taken me a whole month to get back to you, I really appreciate your comment.

  • Wouldn't have noticed pattern placement if you hadn't pointed it out. The colours look fabulous on you

  • Gail

    Oooh, that’s so lovely!

    • Thank you Gail. It’s grown on me alot since I made it so I am sure it will get heaps of wear.

  • Gail

    Oooh, that's so lovely!

  • Sew Little Time

    Love this! Great fabric and I wouldn’t have noticed pattern placement either.

    • Aww thank you. It is a lovely fabric it hardly creases and wears like a dream, I am so glad the pattern placement seems to be only bothering me. Sorry for taking forever to reply, its been a crazy month!

  • Sew Little Time

    Love this! Great fabric and I wouldn't have noticed pattern placement either.

  • Fabric Epiphanies

    Great dress and the fabric is lovely!

    • Ooh thank you, I am keeping my eye out for more Kaffe Fassett for sure, it works beautifully for a dress despite being a quilting cotton.