Emma button front - Add-on

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This add-on for a button front on the Emma pattern guides you to sewing a beautiful button front on your Emma blouse, short dress or calf-length dress.

You will also need the Emma blouse & dress pattern to create this garment. 

The add-on includes pattern pieces for facings and button placket in all sizes + a detailed 16-pages tutorial which shows how to sew the add-on. The tutorial also guides you to sewing Emma in woven fabrics. 

Emma was designed for knit fabrics, but most variants also work beautifully in woven fabrics

For size guide, see the Emma blouse & dress pattern.

The fabrics used on our samples are:
- Terracotta-colored dress: viscose crepe (woven)
- Blue dress sewn by @elvillebarnklader: tencel jersey (knit)
- Green dress sewn by @tre_sma_a: double gauze/muslin (woven)

This PDF-pattern includes three pattern formats:

  • A4/letter size for home printing, 7 pages. Layered.
  • Projector file, layered.
  • A0 size for copy shop printing, 1 sheet. Non-layered.

The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 16 pages.

PDF patterns are delivered instantly upon purchase to your e-mail address.

Apart from what is listed on the original Emma pattern, you'll need:

Fabric, for facings/button placket. Requirement in width: 50 cm. Length: 80 cm for blouse; 100 cm for short dress; 120 cm for calf-length dress. You can use the same fabric as on your blouse/dress. If you want knit fabrics, look for tencel jersey, viscose jersey, bambu jersey or modal jersey. If you want woven fabric, looks for cotton or linen, for example cotton lawn or batiste. Or why not viscose, crepe, chiffong or georgette. Remember that a very light-weight, slippery fabric can be more challenging to sew.

Fusible interfacing. The requirement is the same as for fabric (see above). The purpose of the interfacing is to stabilize the neckline and button placket. If your fabric is knit, use an interfacing with a little bit of stretch (10-30%). Most important is to choose an interfacing that is as light, or lighter, than the fabric.

Buttons, up to 10-11 buttons for a calf-length dress, and approx. 6-7 buttons for a blouse. Remember not to choose too big/heavy buttons if your fabric is light, they will weigh down the dress. If your fabric is light - choose small and light buttons (approx. 10-15 mm). If you don’t want to sew buttonholes you can choose snap buttons.

With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.

If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.

The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.