Added Sep 28, 2010
I made this pattern a few years ago. There were many things I wanted to tweak about its construction (use more twill tape, change around the pleating), so I decided to give it another go and finally participate in a contest! I really love the result, and it’s sooooo snuggly!
An iron is always my BFF during any project (except when it spits out large amounts of water on said project). The sweatshirts I used were very stretched out from years of use, and my iron was especially helpful in steaming & pressing the pieces flat & to be less warped so I could cut them accurately. An iron is also always indispensable when creating pleats or tucks on a woven OR knit!
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I made this dress from two very well-loved zippy sweatshirts; one whose cuffs had fallen off, and one whose zipper stopped working about a year ago. The waistband was a strange top I had gotten either free or as a mistake with an American Apparel order years ago, and never wore (for obvious reasons, if you had seen the ‘top’- haha).