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Marie Madness

Added Apr 22, 2009

by figamadood

Boulder, Colorad...






I’ve been going a little nuts for the Marie pattern lately – this is my second time using it and I have ideas for a few more! I used some satin that I found on sale, and only altered the pattern a little bit to make the waistband higher. It was my first time working with this kind of fabric, and it went pretty well except the hem stitching looks a bit lumpy – any tips?

Material Notes

Satin, invisible zipper




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod

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    Aug 21, 2009, 09.25 AMby candyjoyce

    I want to make this with a higher waistband like yours, did you just add a few centimetres to the top of the waistband pattern piece? It looks kind of shaped, did you add princess seams to the side of your waistband?

    As for your hem stitching, I get that problem too, the only thing that I have found to solve the situation is to use bondaweb (like double sided interfacing) to hold the hem up instead of stitching it, it’s a bit of a cheat but you get a nice, clean neat hem and its very quick Alternatively you can hand stitch it with a hidden hem stitch but that takes ages!!

    Cheers, Candy

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      Aug 23, 2009, 02.59 PMby figamadood

      Hi Candy,

      I actually just traced the waistband pattern piece, to keep the curved shape of it, and added about 1.5 inches to the top. The only other thing I changed was to bring in the waistline a bit, since this sits higher than the normal Marie pattern. Hope that helps!

      Thanks for the tip about the hem – that’s a really good idea!


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    Apr 22, 2009, 02.29 PMby lirachadsbaby

    it’s very pretty! I’ve been searching for patters but couldn’t find the one’s you made.

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    Apr 22, 2009, 08.57 AMby lizah

    this is great! well done :)

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