Emery by Christine Haynes

A vintage-inspired dress with fitted bodice, full skirt, with two sleeve options and the option to add a flat pointed collar.

Pattern: Emery
Designer: Christine Haynes
Categories: Cocktail Dresses, Fit & Flare Dresses, Knee Length Dresses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Double Gauze, Linen, Quilting Cotton, Seersucker, Shirting, Voile
required fabric: 3 to 43/4 yards
Sizes: 0 - 18
Digital Sewing Pattern$14.00
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The Emery Dress by Christine Haynes is a fit-and-flare dress perfect for every wardrobe. The fully lined bodice features darts at the bust, waist and back of the neck. A back center invisible zipper provides a professional look. This dress features pockets, an optional flat pointed collar and two sleeve options. Sew yours up in a double cloth cotton and pair it with flats for an easy spring look.

The Emery Dress pictured above is sewn in Robert Kaufman Double Cloth available at Imagine Gnats.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 2
Total Number of Pages: 60
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust31323334 1/23637 1/239414345
Waist23242526 1/22829 1/231333537
Hip33343536 1/23839 1/241434547

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust33343536 1/23839 1/241434547
Waist27 1/228 1/229 1/23132 1/23435 1/237 1/239 1/241 1/2
Length (Waist seam to hem)22222222222222222222

Fabric Required (yards)

View A (45" Wide)3 1/23 1/23 1/23 3/43 3/43 3/43 3/44 3/44 3/44 3/4
View A (60" Wide)3333333333
View B (45" Wide)3 5/83 5/83 5/84 1/84 1/84 1/84 1/85 1/85 1/85 1/8
View B (60" Wide)3 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/2
View A Interfacing (20" Wide) 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
View B Interfacing (20" Wide) 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle
  • Zipper

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step by step instructions with illustrations.

The instructions were clear and the sewalong was helpful - especially for the small bust adjustment I had to do! My difficulty was that I had quite a lot of excess fabric at the top of the centre back seam but no excess at the bottom of the centre back seam - the sew along didn't deal with this alteration. Also the pdf pattern is pretty time-consuming to assemble but it was worth it in the end!

Overall, I’m really happy with how it fits. I only made one minor adjustment and its comfortable to wear, and is already getting worn a lot.
The neckline is just a little too wide and gapes a bit though, both at the front and back, so I will try to make some adjustments to fix that.

Love this pattern!!

A well planned and easy to assemble pattern.

I've made several Emerys and love them!

Nothing but praise for Emery!

It is such a great and well drafted pattern. The fit is perfect!