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Grey Pullover Dress

Added Sep 25, 2009

by Lee Avant

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Super easy pullover dress with pockets and a boatneck. It’s not at all fitted so a purchased belt has been added. My first time working with a knit fabric and I didn’t know that I was supposed to stretch the fabric as I sew, so all the seams are really tight and I usually hear a stitch or two pop in the hem every time I sit down.

Material Notes

2 yards Stretch Cotton Knit,
Purchased Belt




Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey



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    Jan 17, 2010, 04.14 PMby ink

    Lady you are smoking in that dress! So sexy, simple and really elegant!

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      Jan 18, 2010, 04.29 PMby Lee Avant

      Thank you so much! Who knew a dress that has two seams and took one hour to make would be such a crowd pleaser!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 04.13 PMby niqaivah

    one word…AMAZING!

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      Jan 4, 2010, 08.27 PMby Lee Avant

      Thank you! This was the easiest thing I´ve ever made!

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    Nov 30, 2009, 05.43 AMby suda13

    It looks fantastic on you!

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    Nov 20, 2009, 03.41 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    you look very nice!! sexy!!

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    Oct 5, 2009, 07.33 AMby lybu

    Cool dress! It looks very comfy

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    Sep 27, 2009, 01.36 AMby sallyleigh

    Beautiful! Looks very elegant on you!

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    Sep 26, 2009, 08.24 PMby Anna Nguyen

    Beautiful! Oh yeah, so is the dress. :)

    Re. sewing knit/stretchy stuff: it takes a bit of practice. I’ve made so many swim trunks for myself and swimsuits for my wife, I’m a pro at sewing stretchy stuff. I used to think I need a serger to do a stretchy overlock stitch, but not anymore. The key is to stretch the fabric and guide it through while maintaining uniform tension the whole time. The feed dogs/presser foot don’t know nor care that the fabric is under tension.

    (In fact, the stretch-and-sew technique is what David Page Coffin recommends in his book, “Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing”, even for normal woven fabric. I find stretching while sewing is the only I can get a pucker-free, flat, perfectly sewn seam. Maybe it’s the age of my Singer (30 years) but no amount of fiddling with thread tensions (upper and lower) can yield satisfactory result.)

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    Sep 26, 2009, 03.06 PMby skwarynia

    Lovely! I like this style, it suits you:)

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    Sep 26, 2009, 01.22 PMby sammy09

    it looks incredible!

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    Sep 26, 2009, 12.17 PMby emlj

    that looks beautiful, so elegant and looks comfortable to wear

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    Sep 26, 2009, 08.31 AMby leeloe

    wow! you look great in it.. like it :)

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    Sep 26, 2009, 05.54 AMby galatina

    Oooooh! You’ve managed to make a really frumpy pattern into a gorgeous dress. You look amazing!

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    Sep 26, 2009, 05.42 AMby smallone

    on the pattern cover it looks blah…but on you it looks fabulous – good job!

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    Sep 26, 2009, 01.01 AMby jasmine77

    It looks fabulous! I have learnt the hard way with Knits too! Actually with one of the camisoles I made I used shirring elastic in the bobbin to get the stretch I needed ..worked out ok for me :) Think I need to do a sewing class to learn a bit more about different fabrics etc though.. Great job

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    Sep 25, 2009, 10.46 PMby ginasophia

    this is wonderful, I am really into sewing basics right now and making them work for me. I think I’m going to try for a black dress like this, thanks for the inspiration!!

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    Sep 25, 2009, 09.22 PMby ccdrash


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    Sep 25, 2009, 08.55 PMby camilaustral

    you look great, i like it!

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    Sep 25, 2009, 08.18 PMby marrta

    i really like this! its so simple and great for any occasion :D x

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    Sep 25, 2009, 08.09 PMby gtangel

    ooh my.. i like..

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    Sep 25, 2009, 08.00 PMby fabricaddict

    It looks really great on you! that belt really suits the dress

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