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Marissa Dress: Sizes 6-12 mo - 13/14 years

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Author Sis Boom
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by smith, paula
on January 30th, 2019

“As always this pattern had fabulous instructions. My daughter loved her dress and has requested another one.”

Nothing says pretty sweet like our very own Marissa Pattern. Once again, we give you a pattern that's easy to sew, but gives such a glamorous, couture look. We love this beauty and so will the girls in your world!! The pinched strap gives a unique touch and that sweetiepie cummerbund really dresses up the look. Comfort and style... that's what you get from these patterns. Add a crinoline and bring on your twirls!

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3/4” wide knit elastic (1/2 yard)
All purpose zipper (10” for sizes up to 2T, 12” for all other sizes)
Glue Stick (for applying zipper)
Heavy duty sewing machine needle (90/14) for attaching bunched straps to elastic

1.5 - 2.5 yards depending on size and length

by smith, paula
on January 30th, 2019

As always this pattern had fabulous instructions. My daughter loved her dress and has requested another one.

by Oliveira, Juliana
on December 11th, 2014

I made this as a tunic length top for my DD to wear with leggings in the spring/summer. very easy to put together and genius the way the straps are done!

by Tammi Odom
on June 24th, 2014

Turned out great! I love it!

by Bushby, Melanie
on June 18th, 2014


by Gingerich, Jodie
on May 18th, 2014

Great pattern. The dress came together quick and easy. Plan on keeping this pattern around and making more. Even thinking about making the adult version of this dress next!

by marsala, dina
on November 12th, 2013

Beautiful summer dress. Easy to follow directions.

by K. Warzala
on July 12th, 2013

I Love It !!!! This is one of the easiest dresses I've ever made. It turned out beautiful. The directions are very clear and easy to understand. I will be buying more.

by Sosebee, Cecelia
on July 1st, 2013

Beautiful dress ! Love the pattern and the instruction are very easy to follow.

by Ray, Christina
on April 15th, 2013

I loved making this dress! The pattern was simple and the dress came together quickly. My nieces loved them.

by Mears, Jayma
on March 11th, 2013

You can't go wrong with sis Boom! I LOVE this dress, and I'm a beginner seamstress.

by Harwell, Latoya
on January 4th, 2013

Wonderful, clear instructions for a gorgeous dress!!

by Allison W.
on September 25th, 2012

WONDERFUL pattern! With 3 granddaughters in a variety of sizes, I will get lots of use of this pattern.

by Broach, Kathleen
on July 18th, 2012

Beautiful pattern. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Sellers, Kelly
on June 29th, 2012

I love this pattern! When I wanted to have matching dresses for my teenage daughter and my toddler, I turned to this pattern and the Jamie Dress pattern. They are easy and concise. I had both dresses sewed up within a couple of days. They are wonderful!

by cunha, sandy
on June 29th, 2012

This pattern is very detailed making it so easy to follow. The zipper scared me as I had never done anything with a zipper but they instruction were very detailed and it was painless. It goes together very quickly. It took me about 10 hours to make 4 dresses and that's including time to care for my newborn. Thank you!

by besselman, amy
on May 19th, 2012

always amazingly detailed! love the collaboration between carla c & sis boom!

by Corneille, Allison
on April 25th, 2012

absolutly stunning dress - thank-you!

by shelagh
on April 23rd, 2012

My dress for my Grand-daughter came out so beautifully that her Mom decided to have her class photo taken in it this week. Easy pattern to read, beautiful dress, will be making more of them. Thank you

by Lookabill, Amy
on March 26th, 2012

Always the clearest and most detailed directions. When all the comments talk about how some were scared to use a zipper and the ease of this pattern in using one is what actually sold me. I was terrified to use a zipper. Now after making this dress, I can't wait to make more, and even create my own design using zippers! Love it, everything about it!

by thornbrugh, christy
on March 20th, 2012

you can never go wrong with her patterns love them thank you so much makes a pretty dress

by Byers, April
on March 16th, 2012

Great pattern! A beautiful dress and pretty easy to sew. The instructions are alway thorough when you purchase a Carla C/Jennifer pattern. You will not be disappointed in any Scientific Seamstress/Sis Boom pattern.

by Gossman, Brandon
on March 13th, 2012

Fantastic pattern! Turned out beautiful and I knocked out a dress in less than 2 hours!

on March 3rd, 2012

Absolutely beautiful! My very tall, thin 10 year old daughter wanted this for her 5th grade graduation party. It was perfect!

by Reali, Patricia
on March 3rd, 2012

Fantastic pattern! I made my dd a dress from this yesterday, all the way from cutting the pattern pieces through finishing it off. Very clear instructions, and the dress came out very pretty!

by Ozols, Rebecca
on February 19th, 2012

This is a gorgeous dress! I am so scared of zippers but the instructions made it easy to put in. Thank you for a great pattern!

by Binksma, Erin
on January 31st, 2012

This dress is much easier to complete than it looks - even with the zipper! My daughter is approaching the tween years and I love the slightly grown up look it gives her while still keeping her a little girl. Great pattern!

by Paterson, Liz
on January 22nd, 2012

Fantastic pattern! I made the size 7/8 for my 8 year old and she loves it. There's a few different things in there to keep it interesting!

by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 9th, 2012

Another great pattern from Carla and Jennifer. As always they both explain EVERY step very clear and make the assembly so easy.

by Vanderbilt, Kim
on January 5th, 2012

Made this as my daughter's Christmas dress. Zipper and pleating not a problem with all the beautiful photos and easy explanations! Love SisBoom and Carla C of Scientific Seamstress.

by firelite8
on January 4th, 2012

I made this for my 7 yr old Granddaughter and its one of her favorite dresses.

by Mindi Daniel
on August 1st, 2001

I absolutely LOVE this pattern. This was the easiest dress I've ever made. I have decided that I never want to use a regular "store bought" pattern again!! I have always shied away from any pattern with a zipper because I never liked how they turned out. But this was so easy. Thank-you for a wonderful pattern and easy to follow instructions. And best of all, my little girl loves the dress.

by Grammy J
on August 1st, 2001

I just made two of these dresses and was more than pleased at how quick and easy they went together. I'll be looking for more patterns by this author. It is a really cute pattern and a little different that most.

by Kristy Moroz
on August 1st, 2001

LOVE IT!!!! This pattern is just wonderful. It is exactly what I have been looking for. And even tho it has a zipper Carla and Jennifer make it so incredible easy to insert, I did one dress following there steps and WOW, it was so super easy, it has now replaced my old favorite way of inserting them. And the best part is that the dress goes together so quick I was able to make two complete dresses in just about 3 hours.

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