Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pattern review: Brynnberlee Emily Dress

Another one of my previous creations rather than something I sewed this week.

Nawwhhh it makes everything easier that my models are best friends!

Brynnberlee Emily Dress
Remember I reviewed the Brooke Dress a couple of weeks ago. This is another sweet little dress and has loads of potential for personalisation. 

Again the pattern is sized from 18 months to 5 years. Unlike the Brooke dress, this one is a longer A-line style and actually has loads of potential for longer wear with the ties at the shoulder being generous to lengthen further. 

Miss S in the Breeze Poppies version
The construction of this dress is far simpler than the Brooke dress. Not to suggest that is isn’t as special but with just the little detail of the ruffle through the middle rather than ironing all those pleats, I did find it a nice and quick dress to make. I think I might try a denim or cord version this weekend. Just need to take care sewing the little loops for the ties as it would be quite thick (four layers to sew through, so double denim and double cotton!). It could always be hand stitched down if your machine can’t manage the layers.

Another great pattern that could be worn year round and certainly has wonderful opportunity for embellishment if you wanted to add pockets or applique to a denim version for example. 
Amy Butler fabrics really look great in the dress

Will I make this again? - absolutely. I made lots of these for my last summer collection and they are just lovely. 

Will I make this to sell for Lil Pip? – I already do!

Pattern: Brynnberlee Emily Dress isn’t available in the Brynnerberlee Etsy Shop but I did find it in a couple of other online stores with a quick search.

Fabric: Rosemary Lavin, Breeze Poppies in Purple, Amy Butler Lotus collection – Wall Flower in Cherry, Full Moon Dot in Cherry and Morning Glory in Linen 

Difficulty (1-10 scale with 1 being easy and 10 hard): 4 as clothing isn’t a huge challenge for me. Few skills required for the ruffle feature and the ties.

Time: I usually make a few different sizes at a time so do all my cutting, then sew it all together. It would probably take just 1 hour in total.


  1. I love that Amy Butler Lotus range. It's always been a favourite of mine!

  2. You know I love these Dresses! Love your fabric choices - and I love how you tell us what they are!


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