Meet Audrey B and Audrey C. The new MariaDenmark Knit Dress pattern(s).
They look a lot alike. And they are almost identical twins. The only difference is that while Audrey B was drafted for the usual B cup (as almost all European and most American patterns are), Audrey C is optimized for a C cup (and sized accordingly).
Source: 401C – Audrey C Knit Dress via MariaDenmark on Craftsy
Source: 401B – Audrey B Knit Dress via MariaDenmark on Craftsy
I am trying this because a lot of people seem to be interested in buying patterns for their bust size – and if it proofs popular, I’ll continue to do it on other patterns in the future. And maybe even include more bust sizes…
Both patterns will let you make a comfortable jersey dress (it’s my favourite thing to wear at the moment) that has enough structure, shaping and details for it to not look too casual.
I’ve worn it to work in the fabric store (with flat ballet shoes), teaching (heeled boots and thick structured tights- it’s still winter here) and for family parties (pumps and thinner tights). And I’m looking forward to it being warm enough for me to wear it with sandals and no tights!
I’ve worked a bit with the pattern layout, and have found an even better way to make it easy to print and assemble the pattern: Now I have included red dotted boundary lines to make it easy to see where to cut and overlap the pages before you tape them together. And the grid lines are still there as well.
What else can I say about this pattern? It’s knee length (I hemmed it a little shorter because I wanted to wear this version with flat shoes, and then I need the hem to hit above the knee), it’s versatile for both prints and plain jerseys (I’m dreaming of one in a raspberry jersey with blue edges). It takes 1.5 m – 2 m of fabric. It’s a fast sewing project. It’s a great dress.
Oh, and you can of course get it at MariaDenmark.com (Audrey B is here and Audrey C is here) and on Crafsy.com (Audrey B on Craftsy – Audrey C on Cratsy) – and on Patternreview.com!
Meanwhile on my sewing table: Another pattern draft – this for a woven blouse (do you think I’ve had enough of dotted fabric soon?)
PS. The pattern name, Audrey, came from Vicki Kate, who suggested it in a previous post. Thank you Vicki Kate!
Audrey looks really pretty! And you can never get enough of polka dot fabric!! :)
You are absolutely right. I can’t seem to get enough of polka dotted fabric. I have come to my last piece now, I think, though. But there is a minty green one I have been eyeing at the fabric store…
Gorgeous! I love jersey dresses – so easy to wear – so this is definitely on my list!
Thank you! Glad to hear it! It is a great dress. I will have to make lots more for summer!
This is lovely and I’ve been looking for something similar for a while now to make in a stripe fabric! I love the dotty fabric though…
I do actually have a plan for a striped version of this dress. Great minds…
I love it. It will be soooooo great for Australia.
You had me at “Hello”. I think I sprained my right hand clicking finger, moving as fast as I did to order. Pattern obsession is dangerous and not for wimps.
:-) I laughed so hard at your comment, it made my husband come and check on me:-)
As usual lovely! Might have to move this up my sewing list:) thanks for the larger cup sizing, makes it much easier!
Thank you! Looking forward to seeing your version!
What a great pattern! I love this style!
I made an Audrey C, actually I made her the weekend after you released the pattern, it just too me that long to hem her :-)