This knit cowl neck dress actually came about by a happy accident. I was making Annie a little sweater dress and I cut the neck too low. It an attempt to correct the situation I decided to put a cowl on it and loved out it turned out!
At the moment I'm only putting up a Toddler Size 3 pattern, when I have a spare minute I will be including a full size range for kids.
Also if you're wondering did I bribe her with a cookie to make her stand still for the photos? Yes, Yes I did. Did it work? No, No it did not.
Full Size Range Available for Sale Soon!
- 1 Meter of Sweater Knit
- Matching Thread
- Sewing Machine
- Printer Paper
First assemble your pattern and use it to cut out the following pieces:
- 1 Front on Fold
- 1 Back on Fold
- 2 Sleeves on Fold
- 1 Cowl Piece
With Right sides together, sew your front piece to your back piece at the side and shoulder seams.
Overlock down the bottom edge of both sleeves.
Fold your sleeves in half and sew down the underarm seam. Make a little notch at the cap of your sleeve.
Matching that notch with your dress's shoulder seams and match up the underarm seam with the dress side seam. Sew your sleeve in place. Stretch the seam slightly as you stitch, particularly at the cap of your sleeves.
Take your cowl piece and fold it in half widthwise. Stitch down to make a tube.
Fold that tube in half lengthwise to make your cowl piece.
Pin your cowl piece to your dress's neckline. It's ok if it doesn't fit exactly, just distribute the excess evenly around. Stitch in place stretching all the layers slightly so that they lie nice and flat together.
Overlock around your dresses hem and press up 5/8" of an inch.
Sew your dress hem using a narrow zig zag stitch.
To finish off the sleeves, turn under 1/4" and stitch using a narrow zig zag stitch. Press.
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