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From Made by Rae:

Emerald is a simple shift dress or top designed to offer comfort in the summer heat. I envision it with sandals and a hat on hot days, or layered under a warm sweater or cowl as the seasons change and the days turn cool. The garment is composed of four main panels and is finished with facings, which highlight the elegant V-shaped neckline and curved hem. The dress view includes pockets and an optional sash.

For maximum comfort and wearability, choose lightweight fabrics with drape to allow the bias-cut design to conform to your body. The center seam allows for some fun pattern play if you use striped or patterned fabric, or becomes a beautiful design feature on a simple solid fabric.

Inspiration & Resources: visit the Emerald Page on my blog!

Recommended Fabrics: light- to medium-weight woven fabric with drape, such as linen and linen blends, loose-weave cotton, cotton double gauze, rayon lawn, silk noil, tencel twill, and other rayon/viscose blends.

Originally appeared in Making Magazine No. 7 / Desert

Sizes: XXS - XL & Plus sizes 1-5
Bust/Chest 32.5"/ 83 cm - 57"/145 cm
Hip 34.5"/88 cm - 59"/150 cm