The cold descended suddenly and I was unprepared.
I had this great sweater fabric with plush backing which wanted to be a sweater dress.
It’s the perfect fabric for a Jasper dress (Paprika Patterns), which requires a sturdy fabric with little to no stretch. I made the sweater version in fleece my first year of sewing and wore it until the fabric pills were uncountable.
Feeling impatient and cold, I skipped the kangaroo pocket in lieu of a large patch pocket on the right side. I liked the kangaroo pocket on a sweater but on a dress it seemed like something I would later regret. Did I mention I was also impatient? And cold?
My only complaint about this dress (and most sweater dresses) is that it limits my stride. I’m a fast walker, I take steps 2 at a time, and I do alot of shipping, lifting, reaching and moving about at work.
The span of the ‘skirt’ on this dress is limiting compared to a circle skirt or pants, but not so much as to not be worn. The warm cozy feel of it overrides this minor annoyance. I mean, I can take the steps 1 at a time like a normal person once a week, right?
I’m now scouting for similar fabric for more sweaters and dresses (spoiler alert: I found some!). I do have a flannel circle skirt planned and I hope to be setting myself up for a cozy winter.