This Month's Box
Emery Dress from Christine Haynes
Inserting an invisible zipper, gathering fabric, sewing darts, setting sleeves, attaching a facing
Matching thread, fusible interfacing, a 20" invisible zipper, and a sewing machine needle
US sizes 0-30
- Periwinkle Wildwood Floral Cotton Lawn - Cotton lawn was always my first option for this dress. The lightly crisp drape shows off the flare of the skirt and close fit of the bodice, while the thinness of the fabric reduces any bulk at the seams, especially the gathered waist. Plus, lawns often have wonderful floral prints, like this wildwood floral. Doesn't the print make you feel like you're walking through a meadow on a clear skied day? Eternal springtime in a fabric, and perfect fabric for this dress!
- Watermelon Pink Eyelet Double Gauze - I didn't think my love of double gauze could get any deeper until I discovered this eyelet version. Combining two of my favorite things - secret pajamas fabric and delicate embroidery - this fabric was love at first sight. The drape of the double gauze will be just right for this dress and the eyelets will add texture and detail. And that color! A bright watermelon pink will cheer up any day!