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Merino knit dress – designing on the fly

Sometimes the idea just hits and you realise that you don’t need any pattern to make the dress of your dreams. I made this merino knit dress late last winter but I waited up until now to post it as no one wants to make a wool dress in the spring! I hope this video gives some kind of idea how to make the pattern on the fly.

As fabric, I used mulesing-free merino knit. I don’t remember how much fabric I had exactly but if you want to make something similar. Just lay your pattern pieces on the floor and estimate. If you can fit the bodice pieces on one width of fabric, you need the bodice piece height, the sleeve length and four times the ruffle height plus a little bit for the seam allowances.

Here is how it went:

The finished merino knit dress in pictures

The dress is loose fitted and very cozy. A perfect dress to wear when you feel cold but want to still look feminine. You can wear it with tights or with leggings and it will work both ways.

My new merino wool knit dress from the front view.

The ruffles add plenty of twirl to the dress and I love the little extra detail of the pleats on the sleeves:

My merino wool knit dress from the back.

I think this dress suits my personality perfectly. It is warm and comfy and it has those little historical details that make it really me.

Thank you for reading and watching and see you soon! Happy sewing!


I am a mother of two. I sew, knit and create and blog about it.

One Comment

  • Line

    I like this dress so much. You look wonderful in the snow !
    I would like to sew something similar. I don’t see any button near the neck so I suppose I need a stretch fabric ? If you still have the pattern, would it be possible to get more details on the measurements (sleeves, high, …) ? Thank you for sharing your work !


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