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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Green Dress Dilemma

I've had this RTW green ITY knit dress for a few years and I've only worn it on occasion because it's so hard to find anything to go with it. 

Moving the fabric into my NEW to me sewing room inspired me to find something to make into either a shawl or cardigan or some type of covering to match.

Green RTW Wrap Top Dress

 I like the colors of this mesh knit.  I'm not sure what type of pattern to use.

Choice #1

Choice #2 is a mesh knit, a little over the top print.

Choice #2

 I like choice #3, just not with this dress.

Choice #3

 I really, really like choice #4.  The floral print of this mesh knit is so lovely.

Choice #4

Choice #4 up close

 Choice #5 is an ITY knit.  Definitely thinking the McCall 6844 cardigan!

Choice #5

Choice #6 green floral ponte knit says Butterick 5760 cardigan to me!

Choice #6
I don't know why I've waited so long to find something to sew up to go with this green dress!  I do have a lot of options.  Maybe moving into my sewing room has given me new light on my fabric stash.

I would love to hear what you have to say & what pattern suggestions would work for the mesh knit fabrics.

Until next time.................



  1. Such beautiful fabrics!!! I love that color green!

    My favorites are 6! Then 5, 1, then 4.

    For the mesh I would suggest something like Butterick 5789, Simplicity 1945, maybe Simplicity 1318? Can't wait to see what you choose!

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. I am digging through my stash in a minute to see if I have the patterns you suggested or something similar. I'll be up all night sewing now!
      Thank goodness dear hubby works night shift!

  2. I love that dress. My favourite is definitely #6. Then I think 5 and 4. I can't wait to see what you choose. :)

    1. I'm really liking the fabric of 5 &6 too. I'm going to up all night sewing!

  3. I am solidly into number 2. The cardi you have been making would be nice, but the fabric looks like that might not work. Love number 2!

    1. I like #2 too. I just haven't sewn much with mesh knits and they scare me still. I'm digging for patterns now, I'll be up sewing all night!

  4. With that green dress, I like #6 & #5 best.

    1. My thoughts too. I love them all but I can only wear the green dress so much! Thanks for your help!

  5. I like options #5 and #6.... pretty dress.