How to make a sweater dress out of an old wool sweater.
start with a wool sweater <ul><li>start with a wool sweater </li></ul><ul><li>felt by washing in machine and drying in dry...
pin pattern onto sweater <ul><li>pin pattern through both layers of sweater </li></ul><ul><li>allow seam allowance where n...
cut sleeves off
cut top from bottom
cut seams out of bottom <ul><li>turn inside out </li></ul><ul><li>cut side seams out of bottom portion </li></ul>
pin and measure <ul><li>pin raw edges over   </li></ul><ul><li>measure shoulder straps </li></ul>
sew and iron <ul><li>sew edges down </li></ul><ul><li>iron when done </li></ul>
pinch and pin <ul><li>measure or eyeball where you want to place a pleat (I use the inside collar as a reference) </li></u...
pinch and pin x 3 <ul><li>pin 3 folds on each side </li></ul>
pin the pleat <ul><li>hold the 3 folds together (picture 1) </li></ul><ul><li>turn over and separate the folds (picture 2)...
sew top to bottom <ul><li>lay top over outside pleats </li></ul>
sew top to bottom <ul><li>turn over so pleats appear as above </li></ul><ul><li>sew together </li></ul>
should look like this <ul><li>after you are done sewing and you take the pins out it should look like this </li></ul>
now sew on back bottom <ul><li>just pin on and sew </li></ul><ul><li>should look like this when done </li></ul>
lay flat and cut excess <ul><li>lay flat and line up underarm seams </li></ul><ul><li>cut excess fabric from side seams </...
sew closed <ul><li>turn inside out, pin sides and sew them closed </li></ul>
<ul><li>sew in new label </li></ul><ul><li>voila - new sweater dress! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. How to make a sweater dress out of an old wool sweater.
  2. 2. start with a wool sweater <ul><li>start with a wool sweater </li></ul><ul><li>felt by washing in machine and drying in dryer </li></ul><ul><li>cut out label </li></ul>
  3. 3. pin pattern onto sweater <ul><li>pin pattern through both layers of sweater </li></ul><ul><li>allow seam allowance where needed </li></ul><ul><li>avoid making underarm seam part of top if possible </li></ul>
  4. 4. cut sleeves off
  5. 5. cut top from bottom
  6. 6. cut seams out of bottom <ul><li>turn inside out </li></ul><ul><li>cut side seams out of bottom portion </li></ul>
  7. 7. pin and measure <ul><li>pin raw edges over </li></ul><ul><li>measure shoulder straps </li></ul>
  8. 8. sew and iron <ul><li>sew edges down </li></ul><ul><li>iron when done </li></ul>
  9. 9. pinch and pin <ul><li>measure or eyeball where you want to place a pleat (I use the inside collar as a reference) </li></ul><ul><li>pinch and pin that mark </li></ul>
  10. 10. pinch and pin x 3 <ul><li>pin 3 folds on each side </li></ul>
  11. 11. pin the pleat <ul><li>hold the 3 folds together (picture 1) </li></ul><ul><li>turn over and separate the folds (picture 2) </li></ul><ul><li>pin for sewing (picture 3) </li></ul>1 3
  12. 12. sew top to bottom <ul><li>lay top over outside pleats </li></ul>
  13. 13. sew top to bottom <ul><li>turn over so pleats appear as above </li></ul><ul><li>sew together </li></ul>
  14. 14. should look like this <ul><li>after you are done sewing and you take the pins out it should look like this </li></ul>
  15. 15. now sew on back bottom <ul><li>just pin on and sew </li></ul><ul><li>should look like this when done </li></ul>
  16. 16. lay flat and cut excess <ul><li>lay flat and line up underarm seams </li></ul><ul><li>cut excess fabric from side seams </li></ul>
  17. 17. sew closed <ul><li>turn inside out, pin sides and sew them closed </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>sew in new label </li></ul><ul><li>voila - new sweater dress! </li></ul>
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