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Snowflake Sweater Dress

I'm not much of a sweater person.  They usually make me too hot or they are to itchy and I end up changing into a t-shirt in an hour or two.  When I saw this sweater at my favorite thrift store I fell in love with the beautifully knitted  snowflake and I couldn't resist picking it up.

I knew I would come up with some way to use it.
Turns out it was just the right length for a dress for Aiyanna.

First I had to do something with the turtleneck part of the sweater. As I was looking at it and trying to figure out what to do I realized there was a seam on the one side.

So I grabbed my little friend  aka  the seam ripper and took out the seam of the turtleneck.

Next I used the seam ripper to take the sleeves off.

I grabbed a dress from Aiyanna's closet and used it to get the length of the sleeves.

Then I laid the dress on top of the sweater and used it for my pattern.  I cut it out leaving an extra 1/2" seam on each side for the seam allowance.

Sew up the side seams.

All that's left is to sew in the sleeves. Pin the sleeve to the dress with the right sides together and sew.

And there you have it.

A lovely winter sweater dress!


Tricia said...

The sweater dress is adorable. What a wonderful way to keep warm and be a bit festive. I'd love it if you linked this project up at my Hip for the Holidays link party.

I'm celebrating holiday apparel all week long. If you have any additional projects (be they jewelry, accessories, or clothing) that are holiday/seasonal themed, please feel free to link them up.


Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

This is super cute Nancy!!

I have seemed to have lost your email address and I need to talk to you about the giveaway next week. If you could email me at kaysiscrafts@gmail.com that would be great!

Keeping It Simple

Donene said...

What a darling sweater dress! My daughter was wanting to make these I am bookmarking this! Thanks!

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

This looks great!!

Anita said...

Thanks! wonderful dress, something new and interesting!

Resweater said...

That is fabulous!

Alison said...

How adorable!

Kyla Armstrong said...

It's so pretty! Feel free to make me one :)

Thank for linking up to Too Cute Tuesday!


Megan Gunyan said...

OH my goodness-what a cutie pie! The dress is adorable, it fits her perfectly. What a great alteration!
Hope you can enter my Cutting Edge Stencil giveaway going on now! Have a wonderful night! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-with-cutting-edge-stencils.html

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

What a great idea! It turned out so lovely. I love upcycling sweaters! Would you mind linking this up to the Baby & Child Gift Idea link party on my blog? http://findingmyaloha.blogspot.com/2010/12/gift-ideas-for-little-ones-link-party.html

I hope to see you there!

Crystal said...

You are so talented. This is so so cute!

Sewing-Chick said...

Just found your blog... this sweater upcycle is great! I wish I had a little girl to sew for, but since I'm all boys, I'll be making some of your big boy underwear instead :)