Emily is one of our lovely international bloggers (we have bloggers in the US, Australia and Emily hails from Belgium!). Here's a dress she created recently for her Summer wardrobe. She's managed to get plenty of wear out of it!

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My latest White Tree make has been a great dress so far this summer.

Earlier this summer I completed my third make as part of the White Tree Fabrics blog team.

The pattern is a version of a dress I made before (see this post). This time I made the bodice a bit looser and then gathered it along the neckline to pull in the excess. I made some thin strips of bias binding for the straps - they are a tad on the fragile side though and I've since reinforced them a bit!

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I love this shape of dress for summer. The fabric I used comes from White Tree Fabrics and is a navy printed cotton with pale pink and blue flowers. It is thin and breathable and drapes well too. I really like the flowers against the navy background.

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My cousin is getting married next year and I'd like to make this shape of dress for the wedding - perfect for ceilidh dancing! I just need to find the right fabric for swooshing and swishing!

I like this picture where my boyfriend's sister's dog 'Cashou' makes an appearance!

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Emily has drafted the pattern for this dress herself, but here are some good alternatives you can try: