I have made a few Emery dresses and Betty dresses so far but generally have stuck to Emerys in the Winter and Bettys in the Summer. I do love an Emery but for this fabric I wanted a more swooshy skirt and so used the Betty bodice and skirt with the Emery sleeves. I think the result is one of my favourite makes so far.
This make was also rather special as it was the first time that I had used my overlocker – and as everyone has told me before – now I have no idea how I lived without one.
There isn’t much to say in terms of changes for the Betty pattern to adapt it for sleeves. I basically still cut the lining pieces but chopped off the armhole parts, then added the sleeves in the usual way as detailed in the Emery instructions.
I think the result is flattering and has made me think that big skirts can also work for Winter. I can’t wait to make my next Betty/ Emery hybrid!
10 thoughts on “William Morris Betty/ Emery Dress”
Beautiful, just gorgeous fabric 🙂 I’ve purchased the Emery pattern only recently so thanks for some great inspiration. I also have the Betty (also as yet untested) so I’ll keep this combination in mind.
Thank you! I’d love to see your versions too! They are both such versatile patterns 🙂
The fabric is really lovely – have you made your frock for a special event? It looks so classy!
Thanks Clarinda! No not really – I’ve worn it about 5 times already. I think the cotton fabric means you can dress it up or down 🙂
This is gorgeous! The combination of the William Morris fabric and the pattern adjustments have really worked well. Perfect!
Your slippers are cute too! 😉
Thanks very much! 🙂
Beautiful dress, that printed fabric is just perfect with it.
Thank you! 🙂
This is adorable! I love the length of the sleeves. But the cutest part of the post has to be those slippers!
Thank you! The slippers are from Boden 🙂