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 all the Marianne Dresses I could, so if you made one, hopefully I found it! If you don't see your image below, do let me know! We all want to see your pretty dresses! Some of these dresses aren't necessarily from the sew-along, but that doesn't really matter to me. It's all the Mariannes I could find, sew-along or not!

If you'd like to see even more, in addition to these makes, don't forget all those made by me along the way (found here, here, here, and here) as well as my mom's version, all the versions my lovely students at Sew L.A. made, and the first Marianne makes by those that jumped on it before the sew-along.

All the photos are captioned with a link to each maker's blog or feed, so if you'd like to see more, do click over! Okay, here we go!


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!


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 already made up one Marianne Dress in a fun print, but 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!


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!


Laura blogged about the gorgeous coat she made, but the Marianne Dress made a cameo and gets some mention in the post as the garment under the coat. Similar to Jaime's version, these classic colors are always a great choice!


Claire made a cozy gray and burgundy striped hybrid of View A dress with View B sleeves. I love how everyone is customizing the views to suit their tastes. I hoped this would happen, but one never knows if that would happen or not. And look at that perfect stripe line up on the neck binding! Well done Claire!


My adorable student Amy is pregnant with her first child and over the holidays she made up this cute version of View A in a holiday-appropriate plaid. On the right is a great version of View B made by my retailer Indie Sew. So cute!


Spotted on the Instagram feed for Five Eighth Seams, one of my lovely retailers, they made up two versions using some super fun Art Gallery Fabrics knits.


On the left is a lovely floral View A, found on the Instagram feed of becksdesign. On the right is a gorgeous floral and solid version of View B, made by the lovely Patricia, whom I was fortunate to meet at Raystitch last year.


Found on Anja's Instagram feed, this classic version of View B is so lovely! The adorable Amy made up a cute View A and View B hybrid, adding the sleeves, cuffs, and collar to her dress.


Another classic Marianne Dress, Melissa nailed this cozy and classic version of View B. Spotted on the Instagram feed of Patrycja, her adorable version features fox fabric!!! So cute!


Tracy whipped up a cute color blocked version of View B, and I'm pretty star struck that she wore it to meet the one and only Natalie Chanin!!! OMG, dying.


Ryann's version is so similar to the colors that one of my students made, and it's so perfectly mod and adorable! I think this color combo has my name on it. Too cute!


The print of She Sews a Lot's View A Marianne dress is crazy cute, but then if you look closely, you can see that she also has the collar on there! That's some brilliant pattern matching right there!


Two more cute Marianne Dresses found on Instagram – on the left, Style Maker Fabrics made a great version of View B, and on the right, Amy made pretty much the perfect collar on her version of View A. 


I actually sewed up the two versions of View B on the left for the lovely folks at Robert Kaufman fabrics, featuring new prints from designer Valori Wells. My retailer Modern Domestic made the cute dress on the right to promote an upcoming class for the Marianne Dress!


Lastly, I love the long sleeved version of View A in Art Gallery knit on the left from the ladies at Thread, another one of my great retailers! And spotted on the Instagram feed of Dina, this is another cute striped version of View B.

Phew! So many dresses (and tops)!!! I am so honored when people choose to use my patterns and I hope this inspires those of you that have yet to try the Marianne Dress to give it a shot! I'm happy to report that last week was the first week (outside of the release week) that Marianne outsold Emery! Way to go! Thanks again everyone for sharing your images!