The Liberty Jane Cropped Sweater pattern is a 18" wardrobe staple, and with a few modifications you can use it to create a cozy turtleneck sweater-dress! With the help of a ruler, you’ll add extensions to the Front and Back pieces of the pattern to make it a dress, and a simple rectangle of fabric becomes a stylish turtleneck addition.
In addition to the Cropped Sweater pattern, you’ll need:
Adapt the Pattern Pieces to Make a Dress:
For the Turtleneck:
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Cinnamon & The Pixie Faire Team
A cute messenger bag
I love adding some cool fring at the bottom on long shirts and dresses. sometimes just one thing changes a whole outfit.
I’d make it in a brownish tweed or a gold for fall. Knee high boots and a fringed scarf!
Add a vertical ruffle, and some flats.
I would add a circle decor chain belt or a long chain pendant necklace.
I would pair the sweater dress with a pair of leggings or tights.
I would pair that sweet dress with a pair of leggings or tights.
I would pair that sweet dress with a pair of leggings or tights.
I would add a leather jacket with this dress.
Ohhhh, my hubby’s favorite cashmere coat met with some moths – - but not enough that I can’t cut around it!!!! It’s a beautiful camel color that just screams to be paired with tights and high boots – - hmmm, would a leopard belt & leopard boots be toooooo much? Naah!!
I would make it for winter in a sweater knit or a fabric in a Nordic style, maybe even from an upcycled sock or leggings.
Wine colored material for the long sweater and beret , black leggings and short boots.
Knee boots and crossbody purse
I’d make this in neutral colors… black, brown, beige… and use it as a base for layering. Topping it with a long vest and/or shawl. Tights and shoulder bag. Maybe beret?
A nice fall purse and perhaps a necklace with a letter id for the doll’s name (ex: “C”) for the front of the dress.
I would pair with High boots & a muff! Probably would use material with a brocade finish for classy look!
These look like people comfy clothes..
Short sleeve, buttercup yellow with yellow Mary Janes and that Fedora mentioned above for the Easter Parade! If the day is cool, a navy jacket or light coat with that same yellow lining. Totally stunning!
I would make it for fall. I’d use a pretty red or brown. Perfect for Thanksgiving!
I would make it for the fall/winter season. I think it would look cute as a heather burgundy color, with leggings and boots and maybe a decorative belt or necklace. I will definately be trying this pattern hack!
I think this would be nice in a Burgundy or eggshell color for fall/winter
I would put with tennis shoes and a long necklace
I love doing beadwork. This dress lends itself perfectly! Thank you!
I would add a Blue Jean Jacket with a pair of black boots.
I would pair it with high boots and a fun scarf.
Pairing it with high top boots or leggings would make it for winter weather. Sandals or Mary Janes would change the look for spring.
My mind is racing with different ideas for this cute dress. I will definitely make it in fall colors, brown for sure. I also have an open weave lace fabric on hand that might work perfectly for spring. Thank you for sharing another great idea!
This would look really cute with cowboy hat, long fringe vest, big belt and boots.
I would make the turtle neck dress in bright Christmas colors to wear for Christmas dinner. It is a casual yet dressy option for a special occasion. I love the idea of adapting the pattern!
Make 2. one for each season. Light fabric for spring and heaver fabric for fall and winter
This is so cute and I would add a long chain necklace and some shorty boots. Thank you for all you do.
She needs a book bag and some glasses. Looking sharp!
Just need boots and leggings to finish the look.
I would make this hack in the fall or winter but I love color all year so I would use bright colors or prints.
I would make this for for Fall in tans and greens with boots.
Great idea! I would make it as a fall/winter dress with leggings.
I think I’d pair this with a pair of ankle boots, cute print leggings and a wide style belt. Maybe do the dress as a cable knit for a really cute fall/winter outfit.
Boots and leggings totally complete the outfit!!
I love it!! I’d definitely make it!!
Winter, since I live where winter is the longest season. But make it in brighter colors. Perhaps a thin mustard turtleneck with a turquoise blue heavy sleeveless open sweater and worn with
Love, love, love Pixie Faire patterns!
I would put on a long necklace, one that comes down at least half way between the neckline and the hem. That’s the way I would wear it if I had a dress like this.
I want to make lots of different versions but my first thought is to find a grey cable knit and make it for fall and winter.
a long chunky chain necklace
This would be so cute for a fall/winter dress! I would pair it with some leggings and boots, and maybe a fedora.
leggings and a cute pair of boots would go perfectly with this lovely sweater dress.
I would definitely make this for fall in an autumn color. I would pair it with leggings, boots and maybe a shawl or beanie. I might make it for spring too but it would have to be brighter and maybe dressed down a bit since we all are always hoping for warmer weather by spring.
I would make it for spring, as well as for fall/winter. For spring I would make the sleeves shorter. I would choose a sweatshirt material for fall/winter, and a t-shirt material for spring.
I would pair a little set of wintry boots and maybe a scarf or shawl with this dress.
the doll I make it for has reddish hair, dark skin, I would make lime color t-shirt material for summer with a printed scarf sandals . for fall/winter I would make it with knit sweater (recycled) and a turtleneck, long coat and high boots.
I would make this for fall. I have some fabric that would be a perfect print. Then it would need some boots to go with it.
I would make this for fall. It reminds me of the sweater dress I used to have.
I might make this for fall. Bright Pink knit fabric witha belt or something
I would make it for Fall with autumnal colors.
This would be so cute for early spring if the fabric had butterflies or little flowers. I would make it sleeveless, add light weight tights, a darling little denim jacket add slouch ankle boots and you’re ready for a spring day at the farmer’s market or picnic in the park.
Winter. Brown tweedy
Winter. Brown tweedy
I think I would make one for each season. A girl can’t have enough warm clothes even for cool summer evenings. I would make spring in a bright yellow, summer in a cool pink, fall in a brown orange and winter in red white pair them according to season rubber boots for spring, sandals for summer, heels for fall and white snow boots for winter
I would make it for fall and use a printed knit. Wear with leggings. Thanks!
I would make this for Fall in a maroon (school color).
I love the look of turtleneck dresses so I have plenty of ideas. The fabric that comes to mind right now is a light-weight rib knit in in a bright turquoise color that I have in my stash. I’ll make the dress with short sleeves and add a silver-colored chain belt and silver hoop earrings. My doll would wear it with a pair of turquoise flats and carry a white cardigan in case the weather is too cool for short sleeves.
I would make this in grey for fall!!
My dolls need more fall clothes.
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I would make the dress for Fall and Winter, unless I used short sleeves, then it would be perfect for Spring or Summer. Tights with boots, maybe a belt around the waist for Winter. We used to have chain belts with flat vinyl flowers in between the chain links. A retro 60’s look for Summer. Many possibilities!
LOVE this hack! Thank you.
I would do both! The fall/winter version with long sleeves & turtle neck in rich autumn solid colors of cotton knit tweed look – paired with boots, leggings & a patterned chiffon scarf!
The spring/summer version I would make short sleeved with a scoop neck in bright patterned cotton knit and pair with solid color lace capri leggings and sandals and matching bag.
Yes, I would make this pattern hack probably for fall and winter as it strikes me as a fall fashion.
I’d make it out of cotton knit fabric or perhaps a retired sweater of mine. thanks for the great ideas!
Def Fall/Winter outfit with some boots!
I’d add a scarf and boots.
I’ve made so many doll outfits and thrilled so many girls with donating dolls and wardrobes. Never thought of making this as a dress!
I would use a long beaded necklace with a knot to make a single front focal point. Then add matching dangle earings and bracelet. Thank you for the pattern hacks and tips.
I would make it in jewel tone fabric and maybe crochet a belt to go with it
I would make this on a light weight T-Shirt knit in a summer floral print to be used as a beach cover-up.
A spring floral dress will look nice in my dolls, will also have to do some leggings that can match with the dress
I would make it for fall/winter, and as an early spring dress. Probably red for fall/winter and light pink or blue for spring
I would make this for fall in a rust color material with a leaf print. In the spring a floral print in pinks, yellow greens and blues.
I would make a winter version in red trimmed with white faux fur at the cuffs and hem. And then of course, wear it with black boots and a belt.
I love sweaters!!! I would add messenger bag and a pair of Doc Martins. :)
I would like this pattern best for fall/winter made with sweater knit or french terry.
Love this pattern hack! I would make this for both Spring and Fall/Winter. With a light weight fabric and pastel color, this would be a cute little dress for those chilly spring days.
I have some lovely primary yellow knit that would make a lovely Spring dress. Coupled with a pair of simple flats would be wonderful and cheerful in a rainy April to come.
I would make this for Winter! It is so cute. Would look great in a dark red or green for a Christmas look.
Looks like the winter wins! I have a couple of cools sweaters to repurpose and waiting for just the right thing to make. This pattern is endless for ideas. How about a little fake fur around the collar and cuffs. Boots and leggings. I would wear that!
Heavier winter fabric, cowl or turtleneck or even hoodie, winter tights or leggings, and boots to match the outfit.
I love your pattern hacks! They are very creative and instructive. I would love to make this sweater dress, and would pair it with high boots, a long necklace and a pretty purse.
The choices are endless, but I think I would like to make it in a peach rib knit for spring since I have that fabric in my stash.
I would keep this for winter…cute with tights. Great idea
Spring floral with legging.
I would use mini cable knit fabric from a repurposed sweater and make a turtleneck dress for fall accessorized with a chunkier chain.
I would make it for spring in a pretty floral, paired with capri leggings.
An off-white sweater knit for fall and winter.
I think this looks so cozy it must be for fall and winter! It would be lovely in a deep burgandy, violet or magenta.
I think I would make it for fall in those great fall colors (orange, brown, rust) with a tweed or plaid infinity scarf.
I would make this for spring and summer. Pastel striped knit would be perfect for Easter!
I think spring because it’s the hardest time to find clothes that are not too warm or not too cool. I can see this with a boat neck and a colorful little tank with capris and tennis shoes or jelly shoes.
I would love to make this for fall with a small leaf print, or maybe winter with snowflakes floating on the fabric.
Hi, I would probably make this for fall with oranges, browns, greens & gold in tiny print or stripes. Thank You…
This long-sleeved turtlenecked sweater dress looks like cold weather wear to me.
Aahh!! Such a cute pattern. Definitely requires a cute belt and tall boots!!
This is cute. I have often switched and swapped out pattern pieces from pattern to pattern, especially with my human patterns. It’s a way to enlarge your pattern variety.
I would do the turtleneck for winter with a heavier knit and I would do a jewel neckline for spring with a lighter knit.
May 19, 2021
J’adore le look illustré que je reproduirais certainement: robe bleu pastel pour l’été avec leggins blancs et sandales. J’en ferais une autre dans des tons plus foncés pour l’automne et j’ajouterais cette fois des bottes hautes.