dyann’s enmore dress

We just love the pretty berry hue (not to mention the perfect fit) of Dyann’s Enmore Halter Dress.

When Liesl came out with her new round of summer patterns I was excited to try the Enmore Halter Dress + Top. It’s perfect for hot summer days and can be dressed up or down easily. I chose to make mine with a mid-weight, yarn-dyed cotton. It has a nice drape but also a bit of substance, so it doesn’t feel too revealing.

I enjoyed many of the inspiration photos Liesl posted on the blog, but for this one, I stayed fairly true to the pattern. I wanted the armholes to be slightly higher and this was easily achieved by simply shortening the straps to raise the neckline about an inch.

To compensate for this I added an inch in length to the shelf bra and lowered the dart in the shelf bra.

I had a slight issue with the neckline seam rolling outward. I think this is because it is a slightly heavier fabric.

I didn’t want to take away from the elegant look of the gathers by topstitching, so I used a few inches of 1/2″ fusible seam tape inserted between the layers right at the seamline. This took care of the issue perfectly and it hangs nicely now.

I love this dress! I’m really looking forward to wearing it this summer.


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  1. Cindy Cooksey

    It looks very nice on you. I love the fabric color and texture!

  2. Lisa

    really pretty dress- looks great on you and I imagine it will be perfect for summer!

  3. Really beautiful Dyann!

  4. You look gorgeous in it!

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