I absolutely love seeing finished versions of my patterns out in the world! It's a thrill for any pattern designer! So on this Friday, I wanted to share some of the recent Marianne Dresses that have popped up recently. Thank you ladies for choosing to sew my pattern and happy weekend to you all!
Amber, Fancy Tiger Crafts co-owner, made up two Mariannes, but 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!
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!!!