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DIY Knit Zipper Dress

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 Fabrics.com  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!

  3. December 10, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    This dress is fabulous!

    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 3:53 am

      Thank you

  4. 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.

  5. 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

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

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    • Nikki
      December 11, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you