Introduction: Turn 2 Sweaters Into a Sweater Dress

Make a warm and cozy sweater dress you'll love to wear all winter. Combine 2 thrift store sweaters into a simple dress that can be made in an afternoon.

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Step 1: Chop Up the Turtleneck Sweater

Cut out the sleeves and turtleneck of the gray sweater.

Step 2: Chop Up the Black Sweater

I used an old sweater as a template to cut out the bodice from the black sweater.

Step 3: Cut Out the Skirt

I used an old pencil skirt as a pattern to cut out the skirt from the gray sweater.

Step 4: Attach the Sleeves

I attached the sleeves to the bodice using the flat technique.

Step 5: Attach the Turtleneck

With right sides together, attach the turtleneck to the bodice.

Step 6: Attach the Skirt

Attach the skirt to the front and back bodice.

Step 7: Sew the Sides of the Dress

Sew the sides of the dress from the sleeve cuff to the bottom of the skirt.

Step 8: Enjoy Your Dress

You can make this dress in an afternoon and wear it out to dinner. Enjoy your dress.

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Comments

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Gambe (author)2017-03-17

You go girl!!! Love it!!

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CoraL7 (author)2017-03-16

I love this!!! Thank you!!!

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mrsmerwin (author)2017-02-18

Did you use a zigzag or a straight stitch? The gray sweater had pockets. Where did they go?

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I used a serger, but you can make this on a sewing machine with a zig zag stitch. I highly recommend this great tutorial on sewing sweater knits.

http://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/2015/02/23/sew-swea...

The grey sweater had pockets at the bottom that I sewed closed and used for the back of the dress.

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I really admire your work. I may try something soon.

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If you do, please share! I'd LOVE to see your work.

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