Sew Over It Marguerite Dress

sew over it marguerite dress

Ooh, how long has it been since I sewed a pretty dress? Too long!

This is the Sew Over It Marguerite Dress. I was instantly sold on the details. Those flattering gathers, cute sleeve cuffs and super feminine aesthetic. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Lisa Comfort really understands the female body.

Way to flatter a woman’s figure, Lisa!

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This is a PDF pattern and a massive shout out to Net Printer for their excellent UK service for printing out sewing patterns. Use these guys, they’re the best! I’m not just saying that – I researched costs, which means they’re also the cheapest online resource that I’ve discovered.

The polyester fabric is from Sew Me Sunshine. Isn’t it very Orla Kiely? I can’t see any left on the website, though I nearly went for this peachskin which would give you an equally lovely dress.

I loved sewing this pattern. The details are so sweet, from the back neck fastening to the cap sleeves. The instructions suggest a hook and eye at the neckline but I went for a button and button loop.

button fastening

cap sleeves marguerite dress sew over it

My fabric has a lot of drape so I interfaced the sleeve pieces, even though the instructions don’t ask you to. This helped a lot.

Unusually for me, I didn’t need to lower the bust darts.

The instructions give you detailed steps for the zip insertion but I used my tried and trusted method, realising that I’m becoming – gasp! – a stickler for what I know works.

The fit of this dress is so forgiving. If you’re worried about wearing ease, just add a little extra to the width of the waistband piece and adjust bodice and skirt gathers accordingly. Easy peasy!

This is a super-cute pattern for a very pretty dress. As you can see, I’ve made mine to be an autumnal transitional piece, perfect for wearing with tights and a cardigan. So don’t just think summer dress when you see the Marguerite – this would make a lovely party dress, too!

Now, I just need someone to invite me to a party…

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23 Responses to Sew Over It Marguerite Dress

  1. Sarah says:

    That looks gorgeous on you, I love it!

  2. Julie says:

    What is your tried and trusted zip insertion method? I never seem to get them quite right. Lovely dress.

  3. Emily Kitsch says:

    Love the dress and the fabric! You did an amazing job! 🙂

  4. I love this! I’m on the hunt for a new dress pattern, and this one definitely ticks a lot of boxes!

  5. Manju says:

    I wasn’t sold on this pattern till I saw yours: so pretty!

  6. ROBYN A. WEINBAUM says:

    GORGEOUS! and it has POCKETS! okay i’m getting this pattern!

  7. Hayley Wilkinson says:

    I agree with Manju ! I am now keen to see this dress, it looks great on you.

  8. Charlotte says:

    Beautiful dress Karen. I completely overlooked this when it was released, but what a stunner.

  9. If I invite you to a show will you wear it? <3

  10. indigorchid says:

    This dress suits you very well! And I was so glad to hear TMOS is back… I have a London trip due in January, and I think this time will *finally* be the time I will experience Walthamstowe – thanks to you of course! 😀

  11. Lori Abraham says:

    The whole outfit is a hit.Great style and excellent fit.

  12. This is beautiful!. Such a pretty pattern and lovely fabric.

  13. Joen E Venitsky says:

    Super cute! Looks fabulous on you!

  14. This looks great on you. Thanks for thr tip about interfacing the sleeve cuffs. Can I ask how you did the sleeves? Yours look different from what I have ended up with (and much neater). Thank you,

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