Hi all,

Alexis here, jumping in and sharing my latest pattern, Emily, with you!

Emily dress

Emily, melts my heart,she is a mix of Jane Austen meets today’s trends. Some of the features of Emily include a small ½” ruffle neckline and not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 skirt styles! I will go into more of that later. The pattern comes in size 2-10 and can be made with or without the delicate cap sleeve.

Before I jump into the pattern details let's stop and look at this fabric! This gorgeous fabric collection is Forest Floor by Going Home to Roast and Art Gallery Fabrics. This collection was the perfect blend of elegance and whimsy to compliment the Emily pattern.  

Let’s start off by going through the skirt styles.


Skirt Option A is a Straight Skirt. For this skirt option cotton, cotton blends and even fun lawn or voile are great choices!! Add some trim and boom, gorgeous!!

Emily skirt b

Skirt Option B is a 2 Layered Skirt: This is a fun version for showcasing one or two fabric prints. I choose to use voile fabric in the same print for both layers. You can also add trim for a fun flare! WHAT!!?? Ya!

Emily Dress

Skirt Option C is a 3 Layered Tulle Skirt: This dreamy skirt is made using the softest non-fray tulle like Chiffon Tulle. For my dress I used RuffleFabirc.com Tulle. It is a polyester non fray tulle. Other than being super soft and easy to work with, it is 60” wide (maybe even a little bit more) !

Emily skirt d

Skirt Option D is a Gathered Ruffle Skirt: I have always had a soft spot for this style of skirt. It brings in one of my favorite styles, Boho. This style works great with cotton, cotton blends, Voile/Lawn, and one of our testers even used lace fabric! Swoon!

So let's talk sleeves… Sleeves and I don’t always get along (while drafting) but once it all comes together my heart burst with joy! This sleeve is no different! It is a cap style sleeve that screams Jane Austen, right??!! But if you or your child prefer no sleeves, there is a option for that too!

We have a few testers that used trim which gave the sleeveless version a special touch.

Sleeve Version:

Emily with sleeves

Sleeveless Version:

Sleeveless Emily
Emily sashes

To finish off Emily I have included a sash that give you the opportunity to play with different fabrics prints and textures.

Emily tulle dress

Emily dress pattern

Emily straight skirt

Emily ruffle skirt

Make sure you checkout Violette Field Threads group page for more photos and inspiration!  Check back tomorrow for Emily sale info and all the amazing tester photos!

March 16, 2016 by Emily Steiger