Marianne Dress in French Terry


I've made a ton of Marianne Dresses, but this one gets the most wear hands down. I blame the fabric, as it's super cozy and impossible to resist.


For this version, I used the front and back from View A, with the elbow sleeves of View B, leaving off the yoke, collar, and cuff. I love this combo because it's just simple and versatile. The fabric was picked up months ago at Mood in Los Angeles. I spotted it and didn't know what I wanted to do with it at the time, but I knew I had to have it. It's like the greatest sweatshirt dress.


I sewed this up straight per the original instructions. The only changes I made is to slightly lengthen the neck binding as it's not as stretchy as thinner knits, and I blended from my usual size 10 to a 14 in the hips to make it a little wider to accommodate for the thickness of the fabric. The dress is not as drapey because of the thickness, which gives it a more a-line shape through the dress.


Hands down, this is my favorite Marianne so far! Stay tuned for more versions this month during the Marianne Dress sew-along!

And how are you all doing so far? Have you gathered your supplies? Monday I'll have another finished make for you, then Tuesday we'll get back to the sew-along and talk about choosing the correct size.

Happy weekend!