DIY Color Blocked Sweater Dress

DIY Color Blocked Sweater Dress

Today I have a fun and easy Lou Box Top/Dress hack to share with you – a split hem, color-blocked sweater dress. This dress is made using the cotton sweater knit currently in my shop. When I selected this fabric, I had a vision of this dress and I’m so pleased that it turned out exactly how I envisioned it. There was a moment during the making of it that I thought it was going to be an utter failure but it worked out. phew!

Video Tutorial - How to sew the Lou Box Dress 2 elastic casing

Video Tutorial - How to sew the Lou Box Dress 2 elastic casing

Hello sew-friends! Earlier this month I re-released the Lou Box Dress patterns and today is the final installment of the sewalong additions. When the pattern was first released, I did a full photo sewalong and during this second round of testing, I asked my testers what part of the construction process would be most helpful to see as a video. One popular suggestion was the elastic waist casing of the Lou Box Dress 2, so I’ll be showing you how to sew that in today’s video. I’ll take you through all the steps of how to sew the casing and inserting the elastic with lots of helpful tips along the way.

Video Tutorial - How to sew the Lou Box Dress 1 short cuff sleeves

Video Tutorial - How to sew the Lou Box Dress 1 short cuff sleeves

Hi sew-friends! Last week, I released the updated Lou Box Dress patterns and over the next few weeks I’ll be adding a few additional posts to the existing sewalong. These patterns are rated at a beginner level but everyone could use a little help now and then! Today, I’m sharing a video tutorial, showing you how to sew the short cuff sleeves of the Lou Box Dress 1 pattern. These cuffs are a little bit tricky to attach because they are a smaller piece fitting into a larger armhole but do not fear! I’m going to show you my methods for sewing them without any wrinkles or puckers.