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Dress Pattern Edit: Knit Dresses

Today we wanted to share some dresses that are designed for knit fabrics. Not only are knit fabrics easy to sew with (easy fitting and no need to finish seams) they are perfect for keeping you warm, comfortable, and cosy. It’s pretty cold for many of us right now, and dressing warmly is getting to be a priority!

Whether you’re sewing for Autumn, Winter or a random chilly windy day, have a look at some of our favourite patterns and hopefully you’ll find something toasty! And if you need more inspiration, take a look at our HUGE range of knit dresses for all occasions, with designs in paper and PDF formats, and featuring plus size options, vintage reissues and indie designer collaborations.

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Pattern: Simplicity 9740 / 9741.

These two great Simplicity dresses are part of our indie designer collab with Mimi G. They are knit dresses in two lengths with dropped shoulders, short sleeves with top stitching at sleeve hem. View B has back hem vent. We’re able to offer inclusive sizing by splitting the pattern packs, covering sizes 4 – 38 across the two design numbers.

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Pattern: McCall’s 8085.

Stylish, and bang on trend, McCall’s 8085 is a loose-fitting dress with a gathered skirt. Add the hem ruffle option for even more gathered gorgeousness, and choose from three different sleeve options.

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Pattern: Simplicity 8790.

This Sew House Seven for Simplicity design is simple yet versatile. Make a top or a dress with features such as dropped shoulders, raglan sleeves, a waist tie, and pockets.

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Pattern: Simplicity 9644 

This clever flared knit dress has a fun cutout neckline option as well as a back keyhole option! Plus there are variations for the sleeves and length to try.

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Pattern: New Look 6683.

Need something extra warm and extra snuggly? How about making N6683 in a thick woolly knit? It’s a loose-fitting tunic with a roll or cowl neckline, dropped shoulders and loose sleeves.

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Pattern: New Look 6633.

Sew a beautiful semi fitted dress – with a twist – using New Look 6633. This pattern includes two length options, sleeveless or cuffed long sleeves, and an optional (swoon worthy) front tie detail.

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Pattern: Vogue 1721.

This pattern looks so fabulous and chic, you would almost forget it’s designed for knit fabrics! The billowy sleeves, the neckline, and the full gathered skirt simply look stunning…

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Pattern: Know Me 2046.

Our Know Me brand features patterns by makers, for makers! This knit dress by Nikki of Beaut J’adore in two lengths and features extra long sleeves that gather at wrists. View A dress has very high side slit. View B dress has a side slit and zipper. Plus the pattern includes the coordinating trousers!

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Pattern: Vogue 1968.

Create a dramatic glamorous dress with Vogue – This close-fitting, knit dress has asymmetric neckline, gathers, invisible side seam zipper, long or short sleeves and stitched hems..

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