Emma Top & Dress

digital pdf sewing pattern


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The Emma Top & Dress is a modern spin on the classic button up. The asymmetrical Emma front bodice has rows of delicate pin-tucks.The Emma bodice can be sewn with or without the asymmetrical peter pan collar.  The collar is just a perfect for adding a bow!

The Emma offers three tailored sleeve lengths: Elbow Length, 3/4 Length, and Full Length.

Emma features two back versions: a gathered back bodice to create a full swing a-line style or a slimmer (un-gathered) a-line back.  The dress also has an optional drawstring gathered drop-waist for a more tailored look.

The Instant Download PDF Includes:

  • Sizes: 2 -10 years
  • Size Chart, Fabric Requirements, Fabric Recommendations, Notions, and Sewing Tips
  • Full tutorial and step-by-step instructions, including over 40 color photos to clarify each step for beginners
  • Includes (2) Downloadable Files:
    • US Letter (A4 compatible): Print from home with regular computer paper, tape together, and then cut pattern pieces
    • A0 Copy Shop (Projector compatible): Send off to print large scale or use with your at home projector

    Click here to download the free Emma Coloring Page.



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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Eileen R.
Made a pair of them!

I loved making this dress - twice - for my 3 year old daughters. See first review for details! I'm going to make this pattern next as tops.

Love the Emma dress!

I am so glad I found VFT patterns! I've been dissatisfied with the big 4 pattern brands since my daughters were small. Now I have 3 year old twin granddaughters to sew for and this dress was a delight to sew for them. We loved the 1960s look of this pattern. I love the variety of options to mix and match. I used a very soft pinwale corduroy floral print and solid cotton for the collar and a "cuff" when I realized I cut the sleeve at 3/4 length when I meant to cut a long sleeve. I used size 2 snaps with buttons on top instead of buttonholes a) for greater ease of dressing the girls and b) my machine isn't great at buttonholes, especially on corduroy. I didn't have enough corduroy to cut the pattern pieces correctly on the nap, so instead I have a mirror pair of dresses, which seems about right for identical twins! I will definitely be making variations of Emma and ordering other patterns. VTF designs are so refreshingly different! Well done!

Denise G.
Love this pattern

This is such an old fashioned pattern. I made it without the and it is so adorable

Linda M.
Review of Emma Dress and Top by Linda Mattison

The love the simple style of this pattern which turned out great!

Danita C.
Love the new layers!

And by that I mean, the ability to select the exact size range you need for printing purposes! I LOVE this new feature! It really is a time save when you're in a crunch to get things sewn! Great addition to a beautiful pattern!