Our Round Two sewists are ready for the Round Two Challenge: the Marianne Dress from Christine Haynes! The dress is designed for knits, and we’re excited to see how each contestant tackles this challenge.

    The Marianne Dress is a casual knit dress with a figure skimming silhouette, above the knee length, round neckline with binding, and kimono cap sleeves.

    View A has a Peter Pan collar on the front, sewn into the neck binding and shoulder seams. View B has a seam above the bust and across the back with contrast fabric, 3/4-length sleeves attached to the kimono cap sleeve, and contrast cuffs with 3-button decorative detail.

    The Marianne Dress is sized from 0–18 and all sizes are included in one envelope with an instruction booklet and printed tissue paper pattern. This pattern’s difficulty is rated at “two spools” which is perfect for a beginner sewer!

The Marianne Dress is available as a printed pattern or an instant download print-at-home PDF.

Our challengers all have their patterns and gift certificates from Fabricworm, the perfect fabric sponsor for this round as Fabricworm carries a large selection of knit fabrics, including the full range of Birch Organic Knit Solids. Round Two sewists have through July 12th to complete their Mariannes, and then our judges will eliminate two more challengers. (Yikes!)

Find all of the Super Online Sewing Match links you need in this handy post. Christine will join us next week with a little vintage inspiration. In the meantime you can sew along either with the Marianne Dress or any dress pattern. You have through August 28th to participate in the Community Match!


FabricwormRound Two of the Super Online Sewing Match is sponsored by Fabricworm, your source for modern, designer and Japanese import fabrics, perfect for crafts, quilts and home decorators. Fabricworm specializes in modern cotton fabric for quilting and many other craft items, and they also carry one of the largest selections of Japanese imported fabrics online. Our Round Two Challenge pattern is designed for knits, and Fabricworm carries a large selection of knit fabrics, including the full range of Birch Organic Knit Solids.

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of creating something by yourself and putting it to good use. At Fabricworm, whether you’re a professional or a beginner looking to get into the wonderful world of quilting, there’s definitely something for everyone. They carry a wide selection of modern fabric from top designers like Alexander Henry, Moda Fabric, Timeless Treasures and more! Each of their designer fabrics is sure to spark a fire in your imagination, so you can let loose and create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for your personal home decor, fashion or quilt collection.