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Welcome to our Favorite Indie Patterns series, curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long, complete with many pattern giveaways. Check back each day in July for lots of inspiration to update your clothing options with items that reflect your style and fit your body!

Name: Emery Dress

Brand: Christine Haynes

Description: The Emery Dress has two views; both versions have a fitted bodice that is shaped with bust darts, waist darts in the front and the back, and darts at the back of the neck. The gathered skirt on both versions is a full a-line skirt that hits around the knee, and features in-seam pockets that are sewn into the waist so they aren’t flopping around under your skirt. Both versions have a fully lined bodice, invisible zipper up the center back seam and a fat 2″ hand sewn hem. View A has short set-in sleeves and a flat 1960’s style bow at the center waist. View B has 3/4 length set-in sleeves and a vintage-inspired flat pointed collar.

Format: Paper only for now (PDF to come!)

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Techniques involved: Darts, invisible zipper, bodice lining, gathering, hand stitching and set-in sleeves.

Sizes: Sizes 0-18 (bust 33-47″ waist 23-37″)

Recommended Fabrics: Medium and lightweight wovens such as quilt weight cotton, cotton lawn, double gauze, shirtings

Price: $18.00

Customer Examples:

Anna from Paunnet (one of three gorgeous versions by Anna!)

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