Jasper sweater dress and tights

A couple of posts ago I blogged my tight dyeing activities and here is the first pair.DSC07432

I am wearing them here with my new Jasper sweater dress which I originally made for my Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge and then realised that I couldn’t wear it with a single other item – doh!

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I love this dress. I’ve made the hoodie version previously and have worn it to death  and I know that I will wear this one endlessly too. It is made from some fleece that I bought from the $2 bin at Potters (yes, $2 for enough fabric to make this dress – bargain!).  The button came from Barcelona.

The tights are a marginal success.  I used the Style Arc Laura knit legging as the basis and stuck a sock on the end of the pattern and drew round it. This is a slightly flawed methodology as the leggings are a bit long and a bit baggy. I took 5cm off the length, but have taken a further 5cm off the next pair. DSC07426

This will be a go-to outfit for the coming winter months and I am considering another one of these dresses – it is so easy to wear.

 

Fadanista

32 thoughts on “Jasper sweater dress and tights

  1. Oh wow, I love this dress and the colour combo with the tights. I saw that at Potter’s and didn’t buy it. Kicking myself now! I might have to make a Jasper dress!

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  2. Lovely lines and shaping in the Jasper and always handy to have a pocket or two. Looks stunning on you, along with the tights, Sue. will you be blogging the tights, did i miss it?

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  3. Lovely dress.
    I’m really interested in the tights – I’ve never thought of making my own. You are so full of ideas that I am storing for the future.

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    1. The tights are actually easy once you get the pattern down pat. I think you can buy a pattern for them somewhere, but I’m too cheap to do that, so hacked up a pattern. Give it a go!

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  4. I look forward your post on tights. How to make the stitching line invisible on these is a mystery to me. This dress looks amazing on you – it is somewhat shorter than your usual style and you sport it wonderfully with booties. Cool!

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  5. Not like you to make an orphan but so glad you got it sorted. Be careful with your tights, I found with my “Rose Hip tights” the the opposite problem but was lucky that I could add in extra length above the knee.

    I really need to get my Jasper pattern printed, have some ponte at home that would be perfect.

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