sewing with knits

jungle ave knit plantain dress

Heya! I’m so so pumped about this dress. I will be guaranteed to be spotted around town wearing it. Even though now the 3/4 length sleeves are a bit warm, come fall it’ll be awesome. Even in the winter over some leggings it’ll be perfect, throw on a cardi and I’ll be cozy. I dream about fall when the weather gets hot and humid here in Wisconsin. Sorry, but I like wearing clothes!

This is Sara Lawson’s new fabric Jungle Ave in the loveliest knit ever. It’s super soft and washed up really great. Art Gallery did it up right! I can’t wait for all the other collections to release their knit and voiles. So dreamy for clothes.

I’ve made a regular Plantain a few weeks ago. Plus, ever since the pattern came out I’ve had Paunnet’s post about altering it into a dress on the brain. I don’t wear dresses too often, but a cozy knit one, yes.

Hope you’re having the best summer ever wherever you are! We’ve been jumping from one park & rec program to the next, and it’s been great! Plus I’ve been running! My husband and I took up running earlier this spring and whew, a workout! Our last run was 4.6 miles, farthest I’ve ever run. Plus it keeps my mind from going a little crazy.

Pattern: Plantain Tee (using dress instructions)
Fabric: Jungle Ave by Sara Lawson for Art Gallery

28 thoughts on “jungle ave knit plantain dress

  1. Nicole says:

    What a lovely dress! I may need to snag some of that fabric for my own version πŸ™‚

  2. Paulina Ł says:

    You look so pretty πŸ™‚ this dress is wonderful! I love it πŸ™‚

  3. Sophie says:

    Oooo fabulous me lady. Perfect mix of comfy & stylish. Especially loving all your hand-made stuff you’re churning out for yourself lately!

  4. Ines says:

    You are looking great! What a wonderful dress!

    Hugs Ines♥

  5. I think you should wear more dresses!! You look wonderful! I like to wear clothes, too.
    Aljonushka from faraway Belarus

  6. sophie says:

    love this version!! the fabric is gerat!! you look great!

  7. id says:

    How did you convert it to a dress…Does the download have these instructions…It is a great dress.

  8. Suze says:

    I didn’t know you live in Wisconsin! I’m in Madison…the weirdly cool weather this morning was great for a run. I’ve been exploring the trails by Picnic Point lately.
    I’m such a slow sewist (I’m more of a knitter, really) but I’ve been wanting to try out some of your patterns, esp the poolside tote.

    1. Anna says:

      oh fun! I’ll be in Madison this weekend. :)) That’s awesome you’ve been trail running. πŸ™‚

  9. Lisa says:

    Love the dress! Looks so great on you! Also love those shoes! Mind sharing who they are by?

    1. Anna says:

      They’re El Naturalista, I think I got them on amazon. πŸ™‚

    2. Lisa says:

      Thank you!

  10. Meg Stively says:

    Love it! I’ve been considering making it, but I didn’t know if it would be too shapeless. Obviously not! Belted it is adorable. Cute shoes, too.

  11. Katy Cameron says:

    Love the dress and that fabric!

  12. Emily says:

    Lovely! I want to try some of these knits some time.

  13. Anonymous says:

    LOve it! I wish I had your sewing talents!!! I can craft sew – but only wish I had the talents for clothing!!

  14. Faye Lewis says:

    Very cute, looks so comfortable too.

  15. That fabric is great. I love how the black ‘leaks’ into the white dots. Again, another professional looking piece of clothing.

  16. Jacey says:

    It’s completely amazing, Anna. It’s so perfect for you! I love it. I’ll have to get my hands on some Art Gallery knit!

  17. aangto says:

    Just lovely! I’ve had this tee pattern printed our for months and haven’t even taped it together yet! You look great in that dress and cute shoes!

  18. This is beautiful! I love the fabric and the style. Definitely one you can get a lot of wear out of.

  19. dana says:

    Adorable! And I love the photos. Great location and great model πŸ™‚

  20. Very Shannon says:

    This looks so great on you! Lovely pics. And where are your shoes from? I’m crushing on them!

    1. Anna says:

      They’re El Naturalista, I think I got them on amazon. πŸ™‚

  21. uVe says:

    Love the dress, that fabric is great!
    lovely pics…

  22. That’s a beautiful dress. The fabric is so pretty!
    Great pictures too!

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