Liesl and Co

Liesl + Co Marais Knit Dress and Top

Regular price £17.50 GBP
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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Marais Knit Dress and Top sewing pattern from Liesl + Co. This semifitted dress and top pattern is easy and quick to sew. The strategically placed seams and included cup sizes will allow you to get a nice fit, and the V neck at both the front and back reveals just a little skin without exposing too much. The pull-on styling eliminates any buttons or zippers. Sew it as a dress (maybe you’d like to take it out dancing?) or a more stylish version of a tank top.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: This pattern works best with light- to medium-weight knit fabrics like cotton jersey, French terry, lightweight ponte di Roma, and interlock.

Fabric requirements: 

View A: 44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/2 - 3 yd (2.3 - 2.7 m) // 58″ (147 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/4 - 2 yd (1.6 - 1.8 m).

View B: 44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 yd (1.2 - 1.6 m) // 58″ (147 cm) wide fabric: 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 yd (1.2 - 1.4 m).

Sizing: XS – XXL with A/B, C and D cups (approx. UK 8 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer's size chart and finished garment measurements.

To determine cup size, subtract upper bust measurement from full bust measurement. Up to 2″ difference = A/B cup, 3″ = C cup, 4″ = D cup.

Notions: Coordinating thread; lightweight fusible interfacing.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions (11 pages); US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (35 pages); 36″ wide copy shop pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets). This pattern is a layered PDF so you can print only the size(s) you need.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Karen Lewis
Wow! What a dress!!!

I didn't believe this dress would be quite as flattering as it looked but I have been wonderfully surprised.

The single dart bodice front in 3 individual cup sizes gives enough shaping to have the top of this dress fit the torso well. I'm a woman of a certain age with a fluctuating middle spread & this dress both accentuates my shape whilst hiding my developing barrel. This was my first Liesl & Co experience so decided to be mildly cautious with sizing. Generally I'm a size 12/14 up top & 16/18 lower down so I cut on an XL  & the only adjustment I made was to double the side seam allowance from 1cm to 2cm on the bodice only to reduce any gaping I usually get, which it did. All else was as per the pattern instructions. Perfect! I think I could get a similar fit without the seam allowance adjustment with size L in a jersey with more give.

Unfortunately I finished the dress yesterday, at the end of the May Bank Holiday, missing the wonderful weather but I can't wait for the next sunny spell to wear Liesl's Marais knit dress which I made in a fun colour changing stable cotton lycra floral lace print on ivory which in sunlight the ivory turns into multiple colours! Marvellous!!!

I am planning to make more of these in jersey and in a viscose linen mix which has just enough give to allow it to work. Great pattern!