Updated March 13, 2023
Fit for Pemberley Dress
Fit for Pemberley Dress

What is it about the Fit for Pemberley Dress that makes it so romantic? It could be the tri-layer skirt or empire waist that this DIY dress sports. Inspired by J.Crew, this homemade dress maintains all the sophistication of professional design without the heavy price tag. You'll be surprised that you can sew an easy dress that looks like it came straight from the tailor. It may be fit for a grand estate, but the cost of this DIY dress will make you happier than any high-end piece.

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An easier way to gather--zig zag over dental floss in the seam allowance. The dental floss will not break.

What a neat dress! The name is what drew me in...who wouldn't want a dress fit for Pemberley?

What a lovely ideaconnect the Downton Abbey style dress with a cultural icon like First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. A J. Crew design adapted to the 1920s which reflects the English influence along with the White House imprimatur. And its easy to make, too. I could see this in a pastel for a Spring or Eater dress or a sparkly fabric with a statement necklace instead of the fabric flowers for prom.


Very pretty! I love the ruffles.

Very pretty. Very feminine

Very pretty- I have some very soft cotton (feels almost like silk!) that would work well for this.

Oh my goodness - I love anything related to Jane Austin and I absolutely love this dress. I am definitely going to make it. Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial!

This is a very pretty dress pattern.

This is a very pretty dress.

I can see this in soft fall graceful looking

Lovely dress; love the tiered skirt...speaks of sophistication and feminimity.

Beautiful!!! This just might have to be on the list for upcoming projects! :)

I like the pattern, but I think a different color or pattern would make me love it.

Lovely dress

I like this pattern.

Love this! Would like to also seen this done in a pattern of some sort!

Can't really tell from a picture of someone sitting down, taken from the side.

Love this. I would difinitely do this in a cotton. Got some great ideas for using a shir blue print.Thank you for the picture.


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