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black Marie dress

Added Oct 17, 2008

by bola

Leeds, United Ki...






I saw someone wearing a cute black dress with sort of pleats at the front and I wanted to make one! however I didn’t want to bother with zippers, buttons or slits at the hemline (lazy, I know) I just wanted something that I could throw on for work or dress up at other times. The bodice is from a vintage pattern and the skirt piece is an extended Marie skirt pattern and that’s it! This dress is really comfy and easy to wear with all sorts. CAUTION: if you don’t want to look like you have a big bum don’t make a dress like this!.lol

Material Notes

Black Jersey





Simplicity pattern

Burda style

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    Nov 20, 2008, 11.33 AMby agn7eszka

    awesome!!!!!!! i was looking for something like this:)

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    Oct 21, 2008, 10.51 PMby erdronen

    It is really nice! I love this dress- great job. I only wish I could wear dresses to work… :( And you can definitely tell that it’s the dress sticking out in the back- Marie tends to do that! But it’s such a pretty pattern that it’s so worth a little extra fabric :)

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    Oct 20, 2008, 06.56 PMby daicrinne

    This is a great adaptation of the Marie skirt – very inspiring!

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    Oct 20, 2008, 05.54 AMby TerezaSews

    very cute and it makes your waist look so tiny!

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    Oct 18, 2008, 10.38 AMby chiquilla

    this is a very nice dress, congratulations!

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    Oct 18, 2008, 03.52 AMby justmica

    One more beautiful creation from you…!!!

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    Oct 18, 2008, 01.52 AMby ipires

    Lovely dress. I saw something in a shop that made me think that the Marie skirt would make a great dress bottom half as well. I am planning on doing something similar with black Jacquard skirt and a satin-y top with no sleeves for a more evening dress. Great stuff!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 08.05 PMby the-gilded-bee

    So cute/very creative.

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    Oct 17, 2008, 03.24 PMby mjb14

    Looks great – very creative with the patterns.

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    Oct 17, 2008, 08.28 AMby polychromatin

    Wow, this is such a cool dress! You look great in it :)

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    Oct 17, 2008, 05.59 AMby christine-1

    Dresses that you can wear with anything are just the best. I really really like it! Your other stuff too, keep up the good work! C.

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    Oct 17, 2008, 05.53 AMby deeem

    PS. It doesn’t make your bum look big!!!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 05.51 AMby deeem

    I love it!

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