Hey everybody, Annika from Näh-Connection here. Oh, man. I can’t believe that it took me so long to finally sew this dress. And I’m not talking about the actual sewing. I’m taking about the fact that I’ve wanted to sew the Marigold since the day that it was released. To me it’s one of the most beautiful dress patterns that are out there in the sewing blogosphere. However, I was a bit afraid of sewing something in a woven fabric for myself. My body measurements are all over the size table (S – M – XL) and for some sewing patterns I even have to do a small bust adjustment.
Well, it turns out that I really didn’t have to be afraid. Combining the sizes was super easy and the loose fit of the bodice makes any adjustements for the bust unnecessary. As I’ve sewn quite a lot button-ups for my son already, the sewing itself went pretty smooth, too. Really, I’m still asking myself why I was afraid. I’m now already picturing all kinds of dresses and tops sewn with the Marigold pattern.
I used a beautiful batiste from Atelier Brunette that I got last year right at their shop in Paris. I was there with some other European Bloggers for our #parissewsocial meet-up and Atelier Brunette kindly sponsored us. Right from the beginning the fabric was supposed to become a Marigold dress. It’s soft and light weight and just so perfect for this dress. They are pretty much a match made in heaven. However, to make sure that I’d actually sew the dress at least this year, I signed up for a Marigold as part of my Blank Slate Patterns Sewing Team Membership. Sometimes you gotta fool yourself.
The pictures of this blogpost were taken at a meeting with some german sewing bloggers at Lake Constance in Austria. As some of you might know, I translate sewing patterns from english to german. The Marigold was released last week in german in my shop and almost all of the girls, that I met there, wore their Marigold dresses and peplums, too. So much fun. Check out their blogs for more Marigold goodness: Ännisews, madebymiri, naadisnaa, Stahlarbeit, sewera, Froelein Tilia, Seemannsgarn, Eleonore. Or take a look at this post at naadisnaa where Kathrin collected the 30+ Marigold dresses, peplums and skirts that all of my design sewers made to get the word about the Marigold out there. Seriously, they are SOOO good!
I hope I could inspire you to sew your own Marigold. I’m absolutely in love with this pattern. I have yet to see the first version of it that I don’t like. Melly, this pattern is another touchdown! You rock!.
Well, I hope I could inspire you to sew your own Marigold, too. Seriously, I’m absolutely in love with this pattern. Melly, the Marigold is another touchdown! You’re amazing!