This is the Emery dress, which I 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
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”. It has a nice line as its not just a gathered rectangle, but rather a gathered aline which means it has nice fullness without being too bulky at the waist. I still prefer a circle skirt but I do like this more than I expected.
I HATE what I ended up doing with the pattern placement and ended up with a big cabbage in the middle of my chest, which really disappoints me. I have learnt the lesson for next time to place something like that off centre.
The fabric is Kaffe Fassett Cabbage Rose Fuchsia. It was much softer and
I would love to get my hands on some more Kaffe Fassett fabric so I can make another dress with some better print placement.
The Emery dress pattern is now one oy my favourite bodice blocks to work with – a well drafted and timeless design.