Meet Marigold - our ladylike cottagecore dress

Meet Marigold - our ladylike cottagecore dress

Meet our new release! - Marigold, our ladylike cottagecore dress that comes in 3 versions for you to choose from. 

Decide how ladylike or how romantic you want your dress to be by either choosing slim and minimal options or the gathered frilly aesthetic. Either way, you end up with a feminine silhouette!  The sewn-in belt closes in the back with a cute bow and accentuates the waist even more.

Marigold PDF sewing pattern romantic ladylike dress 3 versions
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The square neckline, princess seams and fitted waist provide a feminine shape that brings out the best of you while flower picking. 

Marigold's Features

  • Mix & Match: 3 different design versions in the one pattern
  • side seam pockets
  • 2 skirt silhouettes: fitted & flowy gathered skirt
  • fitted waist with a belt that closes with a bow in the back
  • butterfly sleeves available! 
    and as always:
  • Mix&Match to create your unique style

  • With this Pattern you will learn:

    • ruffle-making

    • Finishing a neckline with facing

    • sewing side seam pocket

    • installing an invisible zipper

      + more ♡


    Lots of fabric and width given in Version B & C for you to twirl
    and dance around in! 


    We love to give you options! - Choose from 4 bodices, 4 skirts, 2 lengths, 3 sleeves and a belt to create your individual Marigold version. We included 3 versions in the sewing instructions to teach you all required techniques.

    * Bodice: without seam, plain, top ruffled & fully ruffled
    * Skirt: slim fit, slim fit + ruffle, gathered & gathered + ruffle
    * Lengths: long & short
    * Sleeves: short + cuff, 1/2 length + cuff & butterfly sleeve
    * Belt: with or without

    This way you can create different styles and aesthetics with only 1 sewing pattern. From more minimalistic to the fully romantic cottagecore look - we got you covered! 

    Version A

    Marigold PDF sewing pattern version A Introduction Instagram Stitchmaiden


    This version has a slim fitted skirt with an elegant ruffled hem. The short sleeve combined with the front gathered closely fitted bodice provide for a ladylike silhouette. Bring in the waist even more with the sewn in belt, that closes in the back with a cute bow!

    Suitable for intermediate sewers.

    Version B

    Marigold PDF sewing pattern version A Introduction Instagram Stitchmaiden


    The feminine gathered skirt combined with 1/2 length sleeves and a plain front turn this shape into a wardrobe essential! Sewn without belt and ruffles, it is the most minimalist and modern version in this pattern.

    Suitable for intermediate sewers.

    Version C

    Marigold PDF sewing pattern version A Introduction Instagram Stitchmaiden
    Version C has butterfly sleeves! The heavily gathered front bodice and the gathered skirt with a cute ruffled hem bring out the true girly and romantic vibes! The sewn-in belt closes in the back with a cute bow and accentuates the waist even more. A full cottagecore experience!

    Suitable for intermediate sewers.


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    Mix & Match

    Combine as you like, to create a unique Marigold dress matching your style best. We included 3 versions in the sewing instructions to teach you all required techniques. 

    • 4 bodices
    • 4 skirts
    • 2 lengths
    • 3 sleeves
    • with or without belt

    See these Mix & Match ideas for inspiration on how to design your individual version of the Marigold dress. Mixing and matching also allows you to use the same pattern multiple times to create a totally unique looking garment each time you sew it - more bang for your bucks!


    Skill Level


    Marigold is a sewing pattern aimed at knowledged sewists - skill level "intermediate".

    Perfect if you are a confident stitcher who already managed many projects and who is looking for a new learning experience. With Marigold you will learn how to finish a neckline with facing and set in an invisible zipper! 

    We made sure to teach you everything in our detailed illustrated instructions that will guide you through the process!

    Need more information about our skill levels? Read our Guide

    Marigold Version C & A -  the full frilly cottagecore experience (left) in comparision to the elegant feminine slim silhouette (right) - Marigold is truly versatile! 

    Sizing and Formats

    A4/ US Letter + A0/ Copy Shop

    Marigold is available as a PDF Sewing Pattern for you to instantly download. You will get an email immediately after purchase with a PDF to either print and assemble at home, suitable both for A4 and US Letter formats or send to a copyshop or pattern printer to print to full scale on A0.

    With or without seam allowances

    All Stitchmaiden patterns come in two file versions, one that includes seam allowances, which are 1 cm (3/8”) unless otherwise stated on the pattern or in the instructions and one version without seam allowances, so you can add your own. 

    If you need more help, read our Guide on how to use PDF Sewing Patterns

    Our sewing patterns feature clear instructions with step-by-step illustrations to guide you through the sewing process.


    Whichever version you choose, you will end up with
    a flattering feminine dress

    Forever in love with side seam pockets! Store love letters or flowers here!

    Faye looking elegant and ladylike in Marigold Version A
    Lots of details and texture with Marigold. The fronts are either plain, top ruffled or fully ruffled - you get to choose how minimal or frilly you want your version to be.
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    We can't wait to see your Marigold dresses! Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @stitchmaiden using the hashtag #Stitchmaiden so we, and the sewing community, can see you picking flowers in this romantic dress!


    Happy Stitching,
    Lucy & Faye

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