Happy Monday everyone! The humidity is finally starting to break here in Charleston and I’m feeling in the fall spirit! I have been dying to sew up another Marianne Dress ever since I first fell in love with this pattern here. I have also been dying to make a winter white textured knit shift dress, since spotting a super cute RTW one on a coworker. I came across this textured winter white double knit on the Style Maker Fabrics website, I knew it needed to become my next Marianne Dress!
I absolutely love how it turned out! This textured knit was exactly what I was looking for to replicate the RTW dress. It’s so soft and comfy and was a dream to sew. If you are a newbie to knits, I highly recommend giving double knits a try. They are so unbelievably easy to sew with!
I sewed the same size as my original Marianne, which is a 4 in the bust graded out to a 6 through the waist and hips. I love the fit of this pattern. It’s nicely fitted through the bust and has a classic A-line skirt. The only changes I made was to omit the yokes, since I wasn’t using any contrast fabric this time.
I was torn between cream buttons with a gold rim or these vintage pale pink ones. I decided on the pale pink, because I think they add a sweet feminine touch to the dress and pairs nicely with the soft shade of cream. The button cuff and how simple it is to add, is still my favorite detail of this pattern.
This shade of winter white is great for the fall or early spring. I’m planning on wearing it into the winter paired with a cardigan and some booties. I love this patten even more after finishing this version and would love to sew up another out of some french terry stripes I currently have in my stash. I also love how fast it comes together! It’s the perfect pattern for nap time sewers, beginners, or those who are need of an instant gratification project!
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