So, I'm not going to lie. This pattern is a little trickier to fit than most of the patterns I sew. It is a bit of challenge around the neck, and around the arms and shoulders, especially if you use a woven fabric (which I did).
But oh, it is SO worth it.
This is the Emma dress from Rebecca Page, newly updated with curvy sizing, which is awesome. It comes with five (!!!) different length options, top, tunic, knee length dress, tea (or midi) length dress, and maxi dress. It is very forgiving to those of us who have larger tummies.
This is the knee length version of the dress.
It also comes with an optional waist tie, which I very much prefer to use, as it really helps to give some shape to the dress (or shirt).
However, it still looks pretty good even without the tie.
It does use a LOT of fabric. It's very billowy and loose fitting everywhere except the neck, arms and shoulders.
It also has a super fun keyhole feature in the back, which I somehow did not manage to get a picture of. It is very fun though, and one of the things I love most about this pattern.
The Emma is currently on sale to celebrate the release of the curvy sizing! You can grab your own version of the pattern right here (this is an affiliate link, I do make a small commission at no extra cost to you if you use that link). Let me know what you think, I can't wait to see your makes!