Winter Sweater Dress and Another Giveaway


Ok now, I would seriously wear my new refashioned sweater dress EVERY day if I thought nobody would notice. It is super comfy (especially since my sweet tooth has been running amok over the holidays) and it is super warm. I’ve already worn it to a Winter Solstice party, a Christmas Eve family get together, just around the house, and it’s definitely going with me to a New Year’s Eve party up at our local ski resort, Anthony Lakes.

You, too, can make one quickly and easily in under and hour with a couple of thrift store sweaters.





Once again, eHow has generously published my tutorial.ย I’m not sure if they realize just how much they have done for me. Jerri Farris came along at just the right moment and offered me an opportunity to do something I love to do. She was a part of one of my many miracles of 2013. It really is a dream come true for me.

And it wouldn’t have happened without you.

You all have been so kind by leaving comments over at eHow and pinning my projects. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate each and every comment. I’ve felt like Santa by giving away clutches and Smittensย to a few of you.

To continue the season of giving, I’d like to have another giveaway. As much as I’d like to give away this dress…… I just can’t part with it. ๐Ÿ™‚ However, I did make a pair of Smittens from the sleeves of the sweater and I’d like to give them awayย to one of you. (That’s the next best thing, right?!!?)

All you have to do to be entered into the giveaway is click here to the sweater dress tutorial, pin it to one of your Pinterest boards and leave a comment on my eHow post. I will choose a lucky winner on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Happy New Year!


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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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85 Responses to Winter Sweater Dress and Another Giveaway

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. LFFL says:

    I love the after of that sweater dress. So cute.

  3. amaryllislog says:

    What a great dress. I live in these comfortable sweater dresses and tunics all winter long. And love this look with boots and tights. I now changed my weekend plans, thank you for such a great idea and project!

  4. amy says:

    So cute! And you make it seem so easy, I may even attempt this myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. martha frasier says:

    Amazing as always!

  6. happy New Year I was able to share on Pinterest and Facebook but not e how never mind, keep up the inspiration x

  7. mari says:

    A great look on you! Love my Pendleton clutch…Thank you.

  8. Yes ma’am! I think I can do this!! My local thrift store had a $2 sweater store and I cleaned up…

  9. Desarae says:

    This is adorable, Beth, and you wear it so well! You have perfect timing…I was just thinking to myself *this very morning* that I needed a good sweeter dress!! I think I shall need to make one of these. Oh, and by the way, just wanted to let you know I said some nice things about you in a post over at my blog today….

    Have a splendid weekend!

  10. great look on you… and isn’t it rewarding to hear of others trying your ideas…Great Job!

  11. ooobop! says:

    Oh I am so loving this dress! You are a constant source of amazement and inspiration, Beth! Heading over to the other link to hedge my chances on your mitts! x

  12. Melissa says:

    Super cute! I always enjoy what you come up with and then quickly pin it ;D

  13. Beverly says:

    This is so beautiful . I must make it! Thanks for the post!

  14. I love this! The dress looks so cozy!

  15. Janet Westrup says:

    Cute and very cleaver . I’ll have to try this too. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Jill says:

    I love this. What a great idea. I was making skirts out of men’s sweaters this season, but I do like this idea a lot too!!

  17. Gjeometry says:

    Fabulous dress and it looks pretty easy! I’m going to bookmark your tutorial as my dad is getting rid of sweaters that he does not wear anymore and they should work out nicely for this.

  18. Debbie Flack says:

    Thank you for this! Sweater dresses with a clingy skirt aren’t so flattering on me, so I look forward to trying this, tailored a little looser in the skirt.

  19. Jo H. says:

    I was just looking at a sweater dress in my closet today, from X pounds ago (hah), and wishing it still fit … never even considered I might be able to make one! I don’t know how you keep coming up with the ideas but I’m so glad you do.

  20. Elaine says:

    Great, great ideas! Have sewn all my life and your ideas are all wonderful and money saving.

  21. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Pinned and commented!!

  22. Nora says:

    and yet another great creation

  23. Lisa Bernet says:

    Very Cute!!!

  24. Magda E. says:

    Love it! I might have to give it a try with some old sweaters I got.

  25. You look great in that outfit. I love this dress so much I don’t even need an incentive to pin it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. You do look great in that outfit. And warm and comfy, too.

  27. Traci says:

    Amazing. Your site is amazing! Please come and teach me to sew??!! I just have simple projects and I’m terrified to try. You make it look so amazing and fun…did I already mention amazing?

  28. I’ve been thinking about making some sort of maxi dress (or skirt) out of sweaters. I love your sweater dress. It looks so comfy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Miche says:

    I’ve been so busy I haven’t had much time to refashion lately :/ and you know how when you get out of the habit of doing something sometimes you just loose momentum/inspiration? This dress is totally restoring that, I’m definitely gonna check out the tutorial and maybe even sew one up today ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Beth!

  30. Shon says:

    This is a fabulous site!! I am a new..budding seamstress and you are so gifted!! I love how you refashioned this look..gorgeous.
    I am hopping by via the blog hop today!

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  32. Hi Beth!
    I’m here from the SpreadYourWingsAndCraft feature… I’d like you to pin with us to “A Refashion Obsession” Group Board on Pinterest and/or enter our G+ Community with the same name… Please ask me more details, if you’re interested!
    MammaNene @

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  35. Jana Caffee says:

    I just love all of your ideas ! Now that my kids are all grown – I’d love to sew or knit or both in my spare time ! Your site was a great inspiration for me !!!!

  36. Crystal says:

    All I have to say is you are a genius! So very talented, thanks for sharing!

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  38. Linda says:

    OMG! I just stumbled onto your site, and I am blown away!!!!! This is so incredible and your tutorial makes it so simple. I am definitely bookmarking your site. Thanks for the inspiration.

  39. Marcela Assis says:

    I’ve been learning so much with you. You’ve been bringing up my childhood dream which is to learn how to sew. I appreciate all techniques you’ve been teaching to all of us which is through them we can give wings to our imagination

  40. Maudee says:

    I can’t tell you how many times my daughter and I have seen clothes in thrift stores and popular retail stores and said, ‘this would be perfect if we could only change this.’ You have such a good eye for fashion. I would have never thought to do some of your before and afters. Your tutorials are so inspiring and look so easy to follow. I can’t thank you enough.

  41. Merche says:

    I’m really amazed at your huge creativity, a priceless gift.

  42. Hulya Altuntas says:

    All of them super super

  43. Kelly says:

    I just found this, but the tutorial is gone on eHow! I need those instructions ๐Ÿ™‚

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  46. TJ says:

    This is so cute! I have a sweater with a design I like, but it fits horribly. I am going to try this with it!

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