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!
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.
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.
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…