Super Cosy Sweater Dress Perfect for Loungewear or Smart and Sassy!

Carol Bentley
by Carol Bentley
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I've just made the easiest sweater dress, and I'm ready and willing to share all the maker details and how to style it up two ways!!

The pattern is the Tilly Buttons Billie dress and top which you can grab here > Tilly and the Buttons: BILLIE and I used the loveliest fur backed sweat shirting here in a deep purple, which you can grab here if you'd like to make your own just the same > Minerva Core Range Fur Back Sweatshirt Stretch Knit Fabric | 1269073 | Minerva

I just love the speedy satisfaction I get from sewing garments in a quality jersey or sweat shirting and this dress is absolutely that!

The first step was to stitch together the neck band and the bottom band at the side seams, and the shoulder seams of the dress.

Next we are going to stitch the neck band onto the dress. I've used lots of clips here and I had to stretch the neck band slightly to make a nice neat neckline, but once stitched on we can give it a good steamy press with my iron.

Once the neck band is attached and pressed we are going to stitch the sleeves on.

Next we are going to stitch down the side seams from the sleeve cuff all the way to the bottom of the hem. Now we just have to stitch on the bottom band and we're ready to style it up!!

This has to be the softest and cosiest outfit, here I'm styling my Billie dress with some cosy jersey leggings, don't you think this outfit is the perfect secret pyjamas?

But I think this is my favourite way to style the dress, I love the sassy look of killer heels and bare legs I think I would love to wear the Billie styled like this down at my favourite bar on a Saturday night, or out for a meal with the family, there's definitely enough room for dessert!!

Suggested materials:
  • 2m fur backed sweat shirting   (
  • Billie top and dress pattern   (Tilly and the Buttons)

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