I love the chevron print for the Emmaline dress shown on the pattern cover so I decided to follow the same for my girls. I bought them in yellow, blue and purple from Riley Blake Design at Fabric worm. The blue chevron was made into my first Macaron dress. It so happen that my girls love purple and yellow so I made them into Chevron Emmaline Dresses.
The Emmaline dress is a beautiful floor length maxi dress with ruffled halter neckline. For my 8 year old, I only have 2 yard so I didn't have enough to make 3 bottom ruffles so I adjusted to have only 2 layers. I love it that the ruffle ribbon ties are adjustable and the elastic band at the back bodice allows for growth.
For my 3year old, I use 4T since she is quite chubby and the 2 yard is enough to make the dress with 3 layer of ruffles at the bottom. I think it really looks nicer and fuller.
Because of the chevron print, I've to make sure that the print runs horizontally so that it will look consistent. The photograph on the pattern pack really helped me to visualize. The pattern is pretty easy to follow and I have no problem sewing them up. There is also few pattern pieces to cut since mostly rectangle except for the bodice.
I'm not sure if the elastic that I got was more elastic cause the back bodice is not so tight and they tend to slide down when she sits down. But since they wear white t-shirts beneath the dress so it was no problem.
But the dress really twirl and is so romantic too. They got a lot of compliments when they wear them to church. Do you think it looks home made? In any case, I don't care since they are so happy with it and I'm so proud to be their mama! I highly recommends the patterns, especially if they are in chevron!