Friday, January 15, 2016

The Striped Potato Sweater Dress

Hello Readers. My daughter gave me this sweater dress. She didn't like the fit. I didn't like it either. It is very full through the body and has a tight band around the bottom. The stripes were all different sizes and angles, they didn't match up anywhere.

I didn't take a before picture so, trust me when I tell you that when I tried it on I looked round and puffy. It was pretty awful.

I looked like a potato. It was not a good look for anyone. I try to avoid looking like a potato as much as possible.

I cut it in half and made the band from the bottom into the waistband. I was never able to find a clear pattern to the stripes. I just tried to measure evenly and keep the waist and hem even in length. I tried to make the dress fit me the best I could. The stripes made/make it look uneven and I couldn't find a way to correct that.

It didn't fray along the new bottom edge but it looked rough so I turned it under once and hemmed the bottom with a zig-zag stitch. Then, I tried it on again. 

It is more flattering then it used to be but the stripes are a little weird to be honest. It is a comfortable tunic type sweater dress to wear with leggings. I like it much more than I did before. 

As always, thanks you for reading. Now, go make something fabulous for yourself.


  1. Love your look as a potato! You made good use of this strange sweater dress. Even though the stripes don't match up on the skirt, it looks good - almost as if it was intentional. Me, I thought there was a pocket there.

    1. Thanks! It is a little strange. I wish it had pockets! Oh. well. Thanks for your comment.

  2. My thinking is that the stripes are intentionally skewed. But maybe not exaggerated enough to get it across. Your refashion is excellent for this sweater. I like the detail on the skirt portion, and the whole thing just looks cozy and warm.

    And may I just add that you have a wonderful sense of humour!

    1. Aww, thanks. I think you are right about the stripes too. They need to be even or more clearly uneven. But glad you liked it.