You Voted and the Winner is…… The Sweater Dress Refashion


Ta Da! According to your votes, this sweater refashion was by far the favorite. (I gotta admit, it’s my all-time favorite, too)

But, I heard the link was broken, so here’s the tutorial just in case you want to try this out for yourself.

Create a cute sweater dress from two old sweaters

Cut off the bottom of the shirt at the waistline. Add a half an inch for a seam allowance. Cut the bottom of the sweater off to your desired skirt length. Leave a half an inch for a seam allowance.

If you have to cut above the sleeve line, straighten out the side by marking and sewing a new side seam.

Trim the new seam.

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Use the longest stitch to baste around the top of the sweater you’re using for the skirt of the dress.

Place the shirt part inside the skirt so the right sides are together and the raw edges are lined up. Pin the sides and center front and back together.

Pull on the basting stitch to ease the skirt to fit the shirt. Pin in place and sew.

Cut a piece of elastic to fit around your waist. Mark the center and the quarters of the elastic.

Place the center of the elastic on the front center of the seam and pin. Line up the quarter marks of the elastic on the side seams and pin. Sew into the seam allowance. stretching the elastic to fit as you sew.

That’s all there is to it!

For a no waste project, click here to make some Smittens from the sleeves and extra sweater parts.

Add a scarf and a cardigan, some boots and tights, and you’re good to go.

Create a cute sweater dress from two old sweaters

Happy Winter Sewing!

Beth

PS. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Season Five Refashion Runway contestants…

Coming this Saturday.

For more refashion or sewing tutorials and inspiration click here.

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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6 Responses to You Voted and the Winner is…… The Sweater Dress Refashion

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  3. Carol says:

    You are no doubt the winner!! Congrats to one of the most creative people I know.

  4. Deanna Barnes says:

    I don’t see how we can vote. How do we do that?

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