Emery Kaffe Fassett Cabbage Roses

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 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”.  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 drapier to work with than 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!

Emery dress by Christine Haynes in Kaffe Fassett Cabbage Roses Fuchsia
Emery Dress by Christine Haynes

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.