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Sew a Whimsical Winter Wonderland Dress for Little Girls


A warm and cozy one-of-a-kind dress made from recycled sweaters.

Lindsay of "The Cottage Home" gives us her technique and the tutorial so we can sew up one of these too.



what you need:

  • 1 adult cashmere sweater (felted)
  • 1 crocheted collar (already made or made by you)
  • 3/4 - 1 yard of 100% cotton fabric (depends on size of your child)
  • 3-4 yards picot edging
  • 1 shank button covered in coordinating fabric
  • 2 small accent buttons for sleeves
  • Rowan Amy Butler Thread 9 Piece Love
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Thread
  • Hand sewing needle


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Comment by Patricia McClain Osborne on February 18, 2011 at 9:47pm
This is absolutely stunning. I love the cotton print fabric a great complement to the blue cashmere sweater. Your extra detailing is exquisite. Kudo on a fabulous job!!
Comment by Susan on February 18, 2011 at 3:47pm
I love how she ruched the sleeves...
Comment by Sew4my3 on February 18, 2011 at 2:56pm
Now this is boutique wear! I adore the colors and the use of texture. Just beautiful!
Comment by molly rentz on February 18, 2011 at 1:29pm
very nice... like it a lot
Comment by mary on February 18, 2011 at 9:06am
Very creative and well done, thanks for sharing
Comment by Priscilla King on February 18, 2011 at 8:32am
Beautiful! Can totally imagine my granddaughter in it!
Comment by Miss Creative on February 18, 2011 at 8:11am
Very clever and it has turned out beautiful, well done.
Comment by Marsha Egleston on February 18, 2011 at 6:57am

This is so adorable! I love repurposing clothing items. Nice job!

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