sweater dress

April 15th, 2013

We have had a very chilly spring here is Wisconsin this year. Thank goodness too, because this sweater dress has been on the to sew list since the fall! You know how it is: all the new, exciting projects always budge in line.

sweater dress

the pattern: Rae’s Flashback Skinny Tee , size 7. Obviously, I lengthened it. I also created more of an A-line shape by drawing an angled line from the armpit to the hem. Kristin explained how to transform the pattern into a summer dress for last spring’s KCW. Speaking of, did you see we kicked off a week of guest post-ers on the new kcw blog?

flashback skinny sweater dress

the fabric: an odd bit of sweater-y fabric I found in a thrift store in northern Wisconsin + a bit of a purple sweater (the one I used to make this cardigan).

sweater dress

the sewing: The main part of the dress came together super quick. The neckline tripped me up a bit. Mostly because I tried to use the neckline from the purple sweater. I had to rip it up and start again over. I also used the cuffs from the purple sweater, which I don’t like, but they aren’t awful so I skipped redoing them.

the fit: spot on! The last flashback skinny dress I made, I sized it up myself. It worked, but it wasn’t perfect. Rae has since sized the pattern up for bigger kids. The skinny tee is such a wardrobe staple, I know this pattern will get used for a long time.

sweater dress

The dress is getting worn–caught on film a few times, too! Paired with a polka dot tights, wellies, and a stocking cap one time. Another time she even matched her mama!


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12 Responses to sweater dress

  1. Elizabeth says:

    wow! What a super cute dress. Love magenta accents.

  2. Yeka says:

    Love this simple dress and it looks comfy too.

  3. cecile says:

    I love it ! That is a great idea. I’m in Eau Claire… it’s still Winter here, too, I don’t know where you are ? Probably not far !

  4. holly says:

    i love the cuffs! the whole dress is beautiful. you inspire me yet again to try sewing knits!

  5. jodi says:

    looks so cozy !

  6. Haha so cute, love her spunk!

  7. Angie Lynne says:

    Awesome sweater dress. I’m in Minneapolis and it’s essentially still winter here too. In March I put away a dress I was knitting thinking it would be too warm to wear it by the time I’m done. Time to finish it cause it looks like the wool will be worn for a month yet.

    Where did you get your rug? We just bought a house and we need to get something on the wooden floors.

    Love your blog!

  8. kristin says:

    Cute and I bet so comfy too! She is so adorable. And thanks for the linkage. I’m putting together my KCW game plan!

  9. mina dotter says:

    Wow, love that fabric!

  10. Angie Lynne says:

    Thanks Meg.