The Emma Top and Dress – Ladies High Neck Dress Pattern

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)

$12.50 $9.90

  • A gorgeous ladies 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
  • Ladies Sizes XXS to 5XL
  • Maternity friendly
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Introducing The Emma, a ladies 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. It is also gorgeous in our curvy sizes and is perfect for maternity!

This is the ladies’ version but it’s also available as a matching child’s pattern so you can do matching “Mommy and Me” sets! Get the child’s 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 ladies sizes XXS to 5XL. 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 (17)

17 reviews for The Emma Top and Dress – Ladies High Neck Dress Pattern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Bond (verified owner)

    I found the pattern very easy to use and I love the fact that you can remove certain layers and just print your size. Genius! The size was spot on for me. I can see me using this pattern many times, using different fabrics and for different uses. Well done on another excellent PDF pattern.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leanne Miller (verified owner)

    Having made the Emma a couple of times it was very easy to sew. The Emma is very easy to alter and adapt to your own personal style hence making this a great versatile pattern and very fashionable.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristin Rohde (verified owner)

    This pattern looks complex, but it is quite simple to complete! The instructions are very clear with detailed photographs to help every step of the way. I have now completed this pattern in both a tunic length and a dress length and I love them both! The dress is beautiful, fun, frilly and a sassy enough for date night! I plan to make many more!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lacy Castleman (verified owner)

    Love this pattern! So fun and very versatile. I also love that it is easy enough to make in an afternoon!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ellen Valarida (verified owner)

    Once I stopped overthinking the pattern it was a breeze to sew up!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keeley Jones (verified owner)

    This dress is gorgeous! Love the length options and versatility in styling. It’s perfect for any occasion!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannon Tunks (verified owner)

    The Emma is a super quick and easy pattern to sew up and is definitely suitable for beginners! I had this dress sewn up in a couple of hours and I’m so excited to have a nice floaty, comfortable sun-dress for summer! And with so many different options, I can’t wait to make some more!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Anne Reeves (verified owner)

    This pattern is amazing. It’s great for a more advanced beginner who wants to begin to learn professional finishing techniques. It’s a gorgeous pattern that is super dressy, but also super comfortable. It’s gorgeous. It’s one of my favorite patterns.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan Ellerbrook (verified owner)

    This dress is SO fun! Relatively quick and easy to put it together and as always, the instructions and attention to detail are top notch!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elyse Clarke (verified owner)

    I loved sewing up this top. Was really quick and perfect for us coming into summer. So many options too!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jackie Henderson (verified owner)

    This is a great pattern that is so very versatile! Depending on your fabric, this could be a formal gown. Emma is so flowy and glamorous to wear! It would make a lovely bridesmaid gown as well!! Casual to Formal, multiple lengths…an excellent pattern to add to your collection!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cordelia Henderson (verified owner)

    This is an amazing and flowy dress!! I felt that it was very flattering and feminine.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Vickers (verified owner)

    I Love It! The Emma is one of the easiest woman’s pattern that I have made so far. I love that I do have the option for different lengths. I plan to make more tunics and maxis in the spring!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anusha (verified owner)

    The most beautiful dress ever … the instructions and photos are brilliant as always with all your patterns . Even a novice in sewing can ace it with all the photos and instructions.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Quach (verified owner)

    Great pattern, no alteration needed ! it’s perfect for summer !

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    AngieKyp (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.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kylie Ballantyne (verified owner)

    The Emma is a beautiful dress- and a beautiful sew!! Fabulous instructions make it easy to put together and it stars on any occasion!!

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