fitted a-line sweater pattern

i designed a sweater! a sweater that i am actually willing to wear in public!

while i was in grad school, i made a dress for a friend’s baby using a pattern from bella bambina knits. i haven’t made many garments, and this pattern was a bit of a light bulb moment for me in terms of the overall construction of a top-down dress or shirt. at the time, i thought it would make a cute adult top and have been meaning to play around with it ever since.

so, a couple of weeks ago, i decided it was time. using the basic premise of the baby dress pattern, i played around with the math/stitches to make a ladies’ top, size medium. other adjustments included changes to the armholes, some shaping at the bust, lowering the “waistline” to an empire waist, and some different shaping in the torso. i also added an edging, which was not part of the original pattern.

i am loving this sweater, so i thought i would share the pattern so that others can make it. this is my first time writing out a pattern, so please feel free to post questions in the comments if anything is unclear. enjoy!

liv’s a-line sweater pattern


About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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