Trompe L’oeil Dress

Is it a jumper? is it a skirt? No, it’s a jumper dress!

Simply cut off the ribbing rows at the bottom of a knitted jumper. In this case, a Bonpoint angora knit. Cut some fabric into a skirt shape, here I’ve used some Liberty baby corduroy, sew the side seams and the hem. Then gather the top of the skirt using 2 rows of elasticated thread and sew onto the bottom of the jumper using a zig zag stitch (in order to keep the elasticity of the joining seam).

Plume wore this dress for an Easter weekend by the sea. I’ll probably be making one for myself soon!

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