The Emma Top and Dress – Girls High Neck Dress Pattern

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)

$9.50 (or 1 Credit)

  • A gorgeous girls high neck dress pattern
  • Fitted neckband with an extremely loose, flared top
  • Different options for you to experiment
  • Suitable for woven  and knit/stretch fabrics
  • Perfect for beginner to intermediate sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Instant download PDF pattern
  • Child sizes newborn to 12 years
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Introducing The Emma, a girls high neck dress pattern. This gorgeous dress & top has a fitted neckband with an extremely loose, flared top. It has a high neck both back and front with a small straight keyhole at the back. For the tiers, each tier is gathered and slightly wider than the one before. By the time you get to the maxi length, the dress is super full. It’s absolutely stunning and feels phenomenal on.

This is the child’s version but it’s also available as a matching ladies’ pattern so you can do matching “Mommy and Me” sets! Get the ladies’ version here. Plus, there is the cutest 18 inch Doll version too! Buy the ladies and child’s version together in a bundle, save and get the dolls version free!

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on our Facebook Page here.

Skill Level – Beginner to intermediate

Sizes – Pattern includes Child sizes newborn to 12 years. See the size chart in the gallery above.


  • 5 length options: top, tunic, knee (tunic + 1 tier of ruffles), tea (tunic + 2 tiers) and maxi (tunic + 3 tiers)
  • An optional sash so you can either wear it nipped in at the waist, or loose and flowing. You can also choose to have it lined or unlined.

Fabrics – Suitable for both woven and knit/stretch fabrics. Serger/overlocker optional but NOT required.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

Reviews (16)

16 reviews for The Emma Top and Dress – Girls High Neck Dress Pattern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Violetta Ivanova (verified owner)

    I would warmly recommend it. Very professionally written, with many options and gorgeous result! My picky daughter really LOVES both dresses.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Crystal Kashuba (verified owner)

    This garment is very easy and quick to make and yet looks really fashionable.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keniesha Trimble (verified owner)

    Buy it!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zoe Lawson (verified owner)

    A super quick sew with gorgeous results! Perfect for Rebecca Page outfits!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandra Schommer (verified owner)

    It is a nice pattern for a hot summer and you will always look dressed

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sara Russell (verified owner)

    Easy to follow instructions that are clear. Great pattern for your little one or yourself. This pattern is so cute and looks so classy too. I loved the way it looked on my little one.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loni Jakubowski (verified owner)

    Wide size range. Clear instructions and support.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessica Farrell (verified owner)

    It’s perfect for summer days

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda Kapera (verified owner)

    The finished product is just stunning!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melisa Harry (verified owner)

    This pattern is amazing!!! Love the flowyness, it’s just all around sweet!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Estrella Teniente (verified owner)

    Perfect for a light summer dress!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natasha Machala (verified owner)

    Definately buy it! It’s such a quick fun sew, and the end result is beautiful! I made up the dress in woven and in knit, and both versions were true to size. I personally found it easier in woven, I love that you can dress up the pattern to be dressy or casual with so many different options available its truly a great pattern!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenn Shafer (verified owner)

    This pattern is a simple sew with elegant results.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marie Biswell (verified owner)

    Wow, this pattern is so easy but the results look Amazing! I’m so pleased that I made it. My daughter looks super cute in it!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angie Kyp (verified owner)

    The Emma Dress can be a great play dress or party dress. It is relatively easy to sew up and instructions help you to produce a nicely finished item of clothing that every girl and her mum would love in their wardrobes.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lerinda Swan (verified owner)

    This was a pretty easy pattern to cut and sew together. I love the collar. I love the gathering. I love the soft and billowy look of this garment. This is a pattern worth purchasing and a garment that will look splendid as a summer staple piece.

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