Monday, July 27, 2009
DIY: Make Your Own Knit Sweater Dress
Knit dresses by TSE
A lot of readers come here looking for a knit dress pattern. I don't have a pattern for it, but I can give you a guideline on designing one for yourself. As everyone has their own idea of what they would like to have for their project, I've prepared a basic knit dress diagram. I've taken some measurements down from a knit dress I do have. It is in size medium. Hopefully you can work out your own personal measurements. Then all you have to do is work out the gauge of your yarn to figure out the amount of stitches and rows. You can refer to Vogue's knitting book that explains this if you're not familiar.
Dress is slim fitting. Hemline of dress has a slight A-line flare. If you wan it more fitted just use the hip line measurement starting from the hemline.
Measurements are for a 3/4 length sleeve.
Medium, fits US size 4-6
Width hemline 21" or 20" for less of an A-line
Width hip line 18.5"
Width waistline 15.5"
Width bust line 18"
Width shoulder to shoulder 15"
Width neckline 10"
Length hemline to hip line 10"
Length hip line to waistline 7"
Length waistline to bust line 14"
Length bust line to shoulder 8.5"
Length hemline to neck line 32"
Width sleeve hemline 10"
Width bicep line 13"
Length sleeve hemline to bicep line 11"
Length hemline to shoulder 16"