Emma Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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The Emma Dress is a great everyday fit-and-flare knit dress. She features a form-fitting princess-seamed bodice with a lovely round neckline, a pretty pleated skirt and 3/4-length sleeves. The dress closes with an invisible zip in the centre back seam, but a lot of customers have told us if your fabric has enough stretch and recovery, the zip can easily be omitted!

Designed to be sewn in a stable, heavier-weight knit such as Ponte di Roma or scuba, Emma is easier to sew than you might think. The pattern is perfect for Confident Beginners and is a great one to have a go at if you’re new to knit fabrics.

See what other people have been making in the Emma Dress Pinterest Gallery and on Instagram with hashtag #soiemmadress!

Sewing Level
The Emma Dress is an Intermediate sewing pattern.

Fancy some extra help?
The Emma Dress pattern, along with the Alice Top, is also available as part of our Intro to Sewing with Knit Fabrics online class on Stitch School, our online sewing classroom. The class includes patterns and video tutorials as well as downloadable written instructions. You can buy the class individually for £60, or get it for free as part of a Premium Stitch School subscription.

Find out more about Stitch School here.

Fabric Suggestions
For Emma we recommend medium weight knit fabrics, such as ponte di Roma, scuba and heavier jerseys.

Fabric Requirements
The Emma Dress sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart

The tiled print-at-home PDF sewing pattern is 27 A4/US Letter Size pages, 2 A0 copyshop pages (sizes 6-20), or 32 A4 pages, 36 US Letter Size pages or 2 A0 copyshop pages (sizes 18-30).

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!


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