• Dresses

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    Afternoon all!
    Did anyone get any black Friday sewing bargains? I bought a couple of pieces of fabric on sale which I’m looking forward to receiving.

    Today I’m sharing my attempt at an Emery dress. And I’m not sure it’s my best work. See what you think.

    almond rock emery liberty milla

    I bought the pdf of Christine Haynes Emery Dress when she offered it at 20% off. I’d been itching to try it out as I thought it would be the perfect silhouette for me.

    I used a Liberty print cotton called Milla in colourway B. It’s just happy colours and makes me smile when I look at it. I bought it from Classic Textiles on Goldhawk Road on a shopping trip with some lovely sewing ladies in August before we went to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. Happy memories!

    almond rock emery liberty milla

    So that’s why I’m pretty gutted this turned out as such a wrinkly mess!

    almond rock emery liberty milla

    I made a muslin as always. I made two in fact. But when I cut into my liberty it didn’t fit?! I had to take it in at the shoulders and try and adjust my darts after construction. I hate it when that happens.

    I used up the last of my good pink polyester for the lining so at least it feels nice to wear.

    almond rock emery liberty milla

    Urrrgh wrinkly back.

    Plus something about the neckline is throwing me off. I think it’s too rounded and not boat neck enough on me. I’m so fussy I know.

    almond rock emery liberty milla

    I’ll still wear it of course. And I’ll probably try the emery again. I’ll just have to muslin it again to get it spot on.

    Sigh… onto bigger and better projects right?