Your Marianne Dress Makes


I love seeing what you all make with my patterns–it's the ultimate satisfaction for any pattern designer! I've scoured the web, Instagram, and Twitter to find Marianne Dresses and have shared some of them below! I hope this gets you thinking about how to style one for yourself!


This version by Melissa Esplin is so cute, and proof that the Marianne makes an awfully great top/tunic as well as a dress! Check out her post to read all about it and how she made the side slits with a high-low hem and longer sleeves. So gorgeous!


My pal Devon made a super cute version of View B in gray and lime and styled it with the most festive accessory, her new white Christmas tree!

Toni made the most unique version by far, using this fun floral print for the lower part of the front, then used a solid for the upper yoke and whole back. I love it so much! And in case you didn't know this could be done, the answer is yes–the front and back of View B will create the same size as View A, so you can do one side of the dress in one view, and the opposite side in the other view.


In addition to the floral version above, Toni also made a classic stripe View B. Read all about both versions and the making of her first ever knit dresses on her blog!  Well done Toni!


Erin also made her Marianne Dress into a top and it just couldn't be any cuter! I love the bold stripes and fun colors. I seriously need to make a top version next! These versions are killing it!


Jaime of Fancy Tiger Crafts made up one Marianne Dress in a fun floral print, and made a second version in some cozy solids for more everyday wearing. I love these soft blues and am flattered that she loves it so much! Love you lady!


Blogger Charnelle of Call me Chartreuse made View B with stripes she purchased from my fabric kits mixed with some matching solid. An absolute classic!


Amber, also of Fancy Tiger Crafts, made up two Mariannes, as tops! I love that people are chopping off the dress into a top and proving how versatile this pattern can be. She used the original hem of the skirt to keep it curved, and just shortened it to a desirable length.


The fabrics are from the lovely collection of knits from the Fancy Tiger Crafts shop. Read all about her experience of sewing these up and how to buy these yummy fabrics at the Fancy Tiger blog. Amazing job Amber!!!


Abbey of Sew Charleston sewed up her beautiful color blocked version of the Marianne Dress in the new solid collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. I have used their knits before and really like them, so I'm sure this is as comfortable to wear as it is elegant to look at! I love the fancy buttons on the cuff for a really professional finish. Read all about her time sewing it up and see many more images at the Indie Sew blog. Gorgeous job Abbey! 


Marrie is without question one of the most detailed sewers out there, and I knew she had a love of the Emery Dress, but I wasn't sure if she would be into the casualness of the Marianne. I'm happy she gave it a shot , as her version is so classic and cute!


Teri made her Marianne Dress into a maxi–something I've done before too–and sewed it up for Selfish Sewing Week. I love wearing my maxi version and am sure that Teri's is probably as comfortable as mine. I love swishing around in it! If you want to vote for Teri's version to win prizes for SSW, check it out here on the Indie Sew site. 


Heather whipped up three versions of View A without the collar for the ultimate vacation travel dress to Maui! I know we have warm weather here in LA right now, but I'm sure you all join me in being a little bit jealous of lounging around in knit dresses on a warm island, am I right? I too love wearing this dress when traveling and am happy that Heather found it to be as I do–pulled together looking, but easy peasy to sew and wear. Read all about her three (!!!) versions on her blog Where Heather Grows


Victoria of Very Blissful made a classic black version of the Marianne Dress, making it perfect for pretty much any situation. Read all about her experience of making it up on her blog here. Lovely job Victoria!!!


Fabric designer Sara Lawson has decided to branch into garment sewing and recently made a  Marianne Dress that is a mash up of View A & B in a fun floral Art Gallery Fabrics knit. So cute!