There are something like 1,000ish adult dresses on Ravelry. Some are definitely tunics, and some are skirt/top combos, but I was astounded at how many there were. Especially because I’m typically floored when I see dress FOs showing up in the Ravelry forums. It seems to be rare.
So I grabbed three layerable choices in different styles for today’s post. I like layer pieces because they are so versatile for various weather choices.
First we have Liesl, by Julie Weisenberger. I love the sheer fabric, which is a sport yarn on size 8 needles. The uneven hem and pockets are a total bonus. This would be awesome over leggings or jeans, with a tank or long sleeved tee underneath. So cute!
Bente Geil‘s Topstykke is gorgeous for the opposite: it has a defined structure and incredible pleating that makes the piece look like it’s made from felt, when it is actually sock yarn on #4s! Wearable and tectonic. This would be great with cute tights and a long sleeved tee, or layered over a lace or chiffon underdress.
Heather Dixon‘s Hattie is my last pick. It’s different from the other two, and is fully in the “summer” camp.
It’s a great beach coverup, but would be cute with long, lacy socks and a ballerina-style wrap to give it a more coquettish look.
Dresses scare me: the amount of yarn and the dedication to project completion are a step above sweater knitting, which is currently a 2-3 time per year occurrence for me. Were I more prolific with the needles, I might be more willing to jump into bigger projects with less reserve.
Share your favorite dresses in the comments! And link your FOs!