DIY Knit Zipper Dress

When it comes to knits, I’m definitely an oversized sweater kinda girl.  But lately, I’ve been obsessed with sweater dresses and everything ribbed.  So when I was on the hunt for a great quality ribbed knit, I hit pay dirt with this amazing Italian wool rib knit from Mood  It’s medium weight, drapes nicely and cuts and sews with ease.  It’s available in three colors and a cool weather must have.

The pattern used for this dress was Vintage Vogue 8615 with the following pattern alterations:

-Added  a seam separating the bodice from the skirt in the front and back

-Removed the back zipper

-Increased the side slit

-Added a metal zipper to the side slit


Shoes-Alejandra G.






  1. Renee Gilmore
    December 10, 2017 / 4:50 am

    That is Gorgeous….I love black
    Knit dresses….Excellent job.


    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 3:55 am

      Thank you so much

  2. C
    December 10, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Such a gorgeous dress, and it looks great on you…I appreciate the manner in which you used a vintage pattern and added a contemporary twist…elegant.

    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 3:55 am

      Thank you so much, I definitely prefer a vintage pattern. So much versatility!

    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 3:53 am

      Thank you

  3. December 11, 2017 / 6:07 am

    Oh i love this!!! I just recently made a ribbed dress also (but didnt have thick knit so i had to double up). I may have to consider using the one you used! Is it scratchy at all due to the wool content?

    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you:)
      It’s actually really soft. I too don’t do well with wool knits, but I wore this dress all evening with no issue.

    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much.

  4. Kesha W
    December 11, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Simply beautiful! What length zipper did you wind up installing?

    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you, it’s a 30″ zipper

  5. V
    December 11, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you

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