Meet Emily the new ladies dungaree dress pattern.

The Emily pattern is here….finally!! This pattern started life a long time ago but seems to have taken a very long time to get to this point. Nevertheless it is HERE.

Emily is an A-line dungaree style dress. The Mary dress’ big sister. Just like Mary this is a pull on style, no zips to slow you down. You can customise the style with a choice of pockets. There are inseam pockets, large curved front patch pockets as well as a bib pocket and back pockets. Mix and match the pockets as you like or leave them out the choice is yours.

The style has the option of having centre front and back seams. This is an extra detail choice where you could add decorative top stitching or flat felled seams. Choose to have seams in the front or the back, both or neither.

Choose from a shorter above knee length or a longer below knee length.

You can add dungaree clips to complete your garment or buttons and buttonholes. There are lots of options to make the Emily dungaree dress your way.

The Emily dungaree dress can be made in a variety of fabrics. The versions here are made in brick red stretch needle cord. This fabric is medium weight with a slight stretch which makes it nice and comfortable to wear as well as having enough body to hold its shape. This aubergine version is made in Kaufman yarn dyed Essex cotton/linen which is a slightly lighter weight.

Denim is another great choice for this style, varying weights would work. I think it would also be great in pure linen. There are many other canvas weight cottons, gaberdines and blended wovens that would all work well.

Of course Emily is the ideal partner to wear with the Angie top. Giving you the added option of creating your whole outfit.

I always name my patterns after someone who has inspired me. This is the real Emily modelling the dress. Emily is the talented graphic designer behind the design and layout of Bobbins and Buttons patterns.

When I was first introduced to Emily she was in Poland fixing up the motor home that she was touring round Europe in.

I wasn’t sure whether she would be able to carry out the work with the possibility of dodgy internet connections and being on the road. However I loved the idea of this lifestyle. Her passion for graphics and design was easy to see straightaway. It wasn’t long before I knew that travelling and working was a way of life that worked well for Emily. Not only did she deliver the graphics exactly when she said she would but her interpretation of the brief was above and beyond, even noting details that I hadn’t. Where ever she is in the world she maintains a highly professional business and top quality work.

I have a building collection of You tube tutorials where you can get extra guidance and more detail on some of the techniques used in Bobbins and Buttons patterns.

If you feel like sharing I would love to see your versions. Share on social media please using one of these tags #bobbinsandbuttons #emilydungareedress #releaseyourhandmade

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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...

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