Emily — Linen Dress Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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Understated linen luxury gets pretty with our twirling A-line wrap dress. Wear it to a summer gallery opening or garden party.

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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Customer Questions and Answers


Hello, I am ready to cut the skirt of the EMILY PATTERN ... Salvage on the R AND L ... the pdf fabric and pathern picture shows the grainline not being parallel to the salvage of the fabric....which is not the same as the definitions on your sewing glossary.... Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Lucy • February 14, 2023
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Hello, We have sent you an email.

Lauren • February 14, 2023
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When making the Emily Dress, is the IL020 POWER PINK Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2) going to be too sheer for a late afternoon outdoor wedding, or is it sufficient weight as to not be terribly see-through? I plan on lengthening the dress to a midi or maxi length. I love the look of the light weight! Suggestions would be appreciated!! Thank you in advance...

JENNY • September 14, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Generally, lighter colors in the IL020 fabrics are a little see through, so most like to line their garments in this fabric, or wear a slip for dresses.

Lauren • September 14, 2022
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Also having problems with the Princess seams

Looks like a nice pattern, but the princess seams did not work for me. The smaller piece was too big to align with the other one and the marks don't align. I would be happy about any tips

Maike • April 27, 2022
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Hello, Please look out for an email from us, we'd be happy to help :)

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Wonderful pattern

It´s an amazing pattern, it was a lot easier to sew than what i thought at first. Thank you for making this easily available!

Cristina • August 6, 2021
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Pretty dress

Thank you for this great pattern. Instructions were easy to follow and I love the dress!

Lina • April 23, 2021
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Struggling with princess seams

I am trying to sew this pattern, and I don't understand how to make princess seams work. I matched the notches and used the recommended seam allowance, but I get a sharp corner at the top, and because of this I have trouble matching the sleeve to the armscye.

Enrica • March 29, 2021
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Hello, I'm sending you an email to see if I can help out :) look out for an email from 'Lauren'

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Great pattern

I enjoyed sewing this pattern and it came out lovely! Simple construction with beautiful results. I had a small problem aligning the skirt to the bodice. The bodice ended up being a tiny bit wider than the skirt so I had to fold the narrowest part down to make it work. It could have been my fault in over- or underestimating the seam allowance. I also had to adjust some of the pattern pieces slightly, f.ex. the back bodice was wider in the shoulders than the front bodice pieces.

Sara • December 14, 2020
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I really enjoyed making this pattern !... thank you very much for all your guidance ... I added pipping on the sleeves and around the collar and added pockets on both side..

Lucy • April 2, 2023

Love this pattern!

Lisa • February 5, 2023

I knew I wanted to sew the Emily dress as soon as I saw it! The instructions are easy to follow (and I am a beginner in sewing) and it was a joy to sew. Thanks for the free pattern fabrics-store, you guys are amazing!

T • January 29, 2021
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