William Morris Betty/ Emery Dress

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

  1. 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.

  2. This is gorgeous! The combination of the William Morris fabric and the pattern adjustments have really worked well. Perfect!
    Your slippers are cute too! 😉

  3. This is adorable! I love the length of the sleeves. But the cutest part of the post has to be those slippers!

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