Marianne Dress in Ponte Knit


Happy Monday everyone! I have another finished Marianne Dress for you! For this Marianne Dress, I used ponte, which is one of my favorite knits to sew and wear. It's got great drape, but it's thick and sturdy and holds its shape more than other flowy knits. 


I used a gray ponte for the top yoke, sleeves, and cuff, and a navy and white stripe ponte for the lower part of the dress on the front and back. 


The gray knit (which is more of a heathered charcoal gray in real life than in these photos) I picked up at the FIDM store in downtown Los Angeles, and the stripe I got at the LA branch of Mood. This version I made all in size 10 and made it exactly following the pattern's instructions. 


For the cuffs, I used white and light blue vintage buttons I picked up on a trip to Paris. I only added two per cuff since they are 5/8" each and adding three seemed bulky. This dress is super cozy thanks to the ponte and is really classic thanks to the stripes. Win win!

Tomorrow we'll get back to the Marianne Dress Sew-along and talk about choosing your size, then we're ready to cut and sew! See you back here tomorrow!