If you’ve followed me a long time anywhere on these here interwebs, you know that I love to hack sewing patterns. Hack patterns together, hack them into different cuts and style, you name it, I’ll hack it.
I knew one of the first things I wanted to do on my new YouTube channel (did you miss my launch?!) was a video where I walked through how I hacked one of my favorite bodices. It’s a bit of a tutorial!
Back to this dress! It’s a mashup of the Christine Haynes Emery dress, and a vintage pattern from the 1950s, Butterick 6223. Both patterns have shown up on this blog before.
In fact the first time I did this hack was my flannel snow globes dress 8 years ago! And most recently on the blog, my flannel poinsettia dress. (And no, I don’t only sew this in flannel or for the holidays, I just apparently only blog about it then, ha!)
And gosh, I’ve made so many versions and hacks of the Emery dress, we’d be here all day if I had to link them all. But here’s the original one that started my obsession with that pattern… 9 years ago at this point!
So here’s my latest YouTube video, where I walk through how I drafted those two patterns together. And then you can watch me sew the final dress. Spoiler alert: it came out SO! CUTE!
Watch it now on my YouTube channel! It was fun to put this together for you! 🧵✂️