Marianne by Christine Haynes

A casual knit dress with dolman sleeves, bound neckline and the option to add cuffed sleeves or a Peter Pan collar.

Pattern: Marianne
Designer: Christine Haynes
Categories: Knit Dresses, Knee Length Dresses
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Double Knit, French Terry, Jersey, Ponte de Roma
required fabric: 11/2 to 31/8 yards
Sizes: 0 - 18
Digital Sewing Pattern$14.00
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The Marianne sewing pattern by Christine Haynes is the perfect casual knit dress for every wardrobe. Its figure skimming silhouette and dolman sleeves make this an easy garment to dress up or down. Add sleeves with cuffs for a three season dress that layers beautifully. Or sew the sleeveless version with a Peter Pan collar for a spring and summer dress that you won't want to take off. Sew yours in a drapey rayon knit for maximum comfort.

The dress pictured above is sewn in Robert Kaufman and Art Gallery Fabrics available at Imagine Gnats.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 2
Total Number of Pages: 55
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust31323334 1/23637 1/239414345
Waist23242526 1/22829 1/231333537
Hip33343536 1/23839 1/241434547

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust33 1/234 1/23637 1/23940 1/242 1/244 1/246 1/248 1/2
Waist32 1/233 1/2343637 1/23940 1/242 1/244 1/246 1/2
Hip39404142 1/24445 1/247495153
Length (base of neck to hem)34 7/835 1/236 1/836 3/437 3/83838 5/839 1/439 7/840 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

View A (45" Wide)2 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/8
View A (60" Wide)1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/22 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/8
View A Interfacing (20" Wide) 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4
View B Main Fabric (45" Wide)2 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/8
View B Main Fabric (60" Wide)1 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/42 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/8
View B Contrast Fabric (45" Wide)1111111111
View B Contrast Fabric (60" Wide) 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Thread

Optional Supplies

  • Interfacing

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Love this pattern. I have made this dress 5 times, yep, that's 5. It's so easy to make and the customizations are endless. One would never tell it's the same pattern. Too easy to make, and cute too. I was able to make into a curvy girl size, my friend loved it!

I love this dress a lot. The dress is a combination of navy Robert Kaufmann Laguna Laguna Cotton Jersey and Birch Organics Cotton "Just for Fun" knit. The pattern was easy to fit and construct. The only alteration I made was to do a Full Bicep Adjustment on the sleeves.

Christine's instructions are fantastic and easy to follow. I highly recommend this pattern.

Great instructions that were easy to follow!

I just finished sewing my first dress and it came out great. The directions were very clear and I made a really nice dress. thanks

The pattern was written very well and concise. I liked that Christine added in how to sew it with a conventional machine as I do not have a serger yet.

This is a very thorough pattern with lots of opportunity to make it "your own"

I recommend this pattern to anyone.

The arms were uncomfortable tight when I first made it in my normal size so I graded up 1 size on the top. It's a very comfortable dress.

Super easy to make

I love this pattern and will make it again for sure!

I loved every bit of this pattern!!!!