Emerald is a simple shift dress or top designed to offer comfort in the summer heat. I envision it with sandals and a hat on hot days, or layered under a warm sweater or cowl as the the seasons change and the days turn cool.
The garment is composed of four main panels and is finished with facings, which highlight the elegant V-shaped neckline and curved hem. Pockets or a sash can be added to the dress version (optional).
For maximum comfort and wearability, choose lightweight fabrics with drape to allow the bias-cut design to conform to your body. The center seam allows for some fun pattern play if you use striped or patterned fabric, or becomes a beautiful design feature on a simple solid fabric.
sizes: women’s sizes xxs – xl & plus sizes 1-5
YARDAGE & MATERIALS
woven fabric (see yardage chart below for amounts*)
1/2 yd (0.5 m) lightweight fusible interfacing
*note: in order to fit on 44″ wide fabric, sizes 4 and 5 will need to be cut slightly off of true bias. We recommend tilting each piece 30 degrees from grain — this is shown in the cutting diagrams — rather than 45 degrees (true bias). Be sure to rotate each pattern piece the same amount!
Light- or mid-weight woven fabric with drape, such as loose-weave cotton or linen blends, rayon challis and other rayon/viscose blends, silk noil, tencel twill, and cotton double gauze.