Thursday, December 10, 2015

Cocoon Dress No. 2

Cocoon dress no. 2. I had more ambitious plans for this fabric, my sewing time, and December in general. This dress is so easy it kind of made itself, and I just let it happen. L wears her quilted heart version all the time. It is a sweatshirt, it is a dress, it is an effortless outfit all in one simple piece. In December when holidays and everything associated with them  just sort of suck you in, it is good to keep something simple. This dress is simple.
I wish I could remember where I got this fabric. It is probably from a local discount store, but I'm not sure. It is a cotton french terry. It's my first time sewing with french terry and it is much more delicate than sweatshirt fleece, but seems a bit nicer to wear. I went with the same long sleeve and banded neck modifications as last time. I will certainly make this pattern as directed at some point, but I am happy with this snugger version for now. It's made even snugger by L's instance on wearing her heartwarmer (and sometimes all 3 of them at once) as a scarf like a big kid. I promise you it was not that cold on the day we took these photos, but a little extra hand knit never hurt anyone.


Dress Fabric: Cotton French Terry
Dress Accent: Jersey Knit
Scarf Pattern: Bless Your Heartwarmer by SweetKM
Scarf Yarn: Creative Focus in Lavender Heather by Rowan Yarn


  1. This is so cozy and cute! I am making this dress tonight (go to bed, kids!) and I wanted to pop over and check out yours. Both versions you've made are perfect and I love the mods you made- I wish I hadn't already cut the sleeves because making them longer for the season makes total sense! doh!

    1. Thanks Erin! I am definitely going to make a shorter sleeve/flutter shoulder version, it's too cute. Can't wait to see yours!

  2. Oh it's perfect. E wears her mini briar as a dress since it's a bit too big for her, but I do love the shape of this cocoon dress. Trine did a great job.

    Side note: have you seen the movie Wonder Boys? Her red cowboy boots totally remind me of the Katie Holmes character!

    1. Thanks Kristin. I haven't seen Wonder Boys, but I'll have to check it out. Those boots stop traffic!

  3. I really love this! Perfect for tights or leggings and school playtime.