A Mara/Louisa hybrid dress

February 16, 2014


At the eleventh hour (well, almost), I finished this dress so that I could enter it into the fun Compagnie M sewing competition.  Marte has organised some great sponsors and prizes for people who would like to create a garment by creatively using one or more of her great patterns.


I morphed the Mara and Louisa patterns to create this colourful dress. The bib detail is care of the Mara pattern.  I incorporated the curved back panels of the Louisa dress and also included the panels on the front of the dress. I had some trouble printing the Louisa pattern (I was using a printer I don't usually use).  I therefore had to guess the dress length which is why it is a  little short.


I covered some white cord with apricot bias binding for my piping.  The blue spotted fabric is a Robert Kaufman print that I received from Rachel as part of Marte and Marta's Mailbox surprise series.  The orange and teale leaf print was from Spotlight - although I have forgotten the name. 


If you would like to 'vote' for my dress, head over to Compagnie M and 'like' it.  I could win a cool prize!  Thank you and thank you Marte!

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28 comments

  1. Hi Suz, it is such a fun and bold mix of patterns and fabrics :)Love it!

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  2. Wow - how clever you are!! So bright and fun :)

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  3. super adorable!!!!I love the style!

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  4. Very fun mix! I wouldn't have thought to merge these two, worked nicely.

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  5. Great fusion of two wonderful patterns, Suz!
    I love the design but I think the fabric combination is absolutely fabulous!

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  6. Super cute results of pattern and fabric mixing! the dress is cool.

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  7. Ooooooh my gosh Suz....I am obsessed with this dress!!! The fabric combination is AMAZING!! Love love love!

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  8. wow, i can't believe i missed this! i saw the post before and after this one, but somehow missed this. such a sweet dress! and sweet photos, too!

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