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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 Responses to jungle ave knit plantain dress

  1. Nicole 07.15.2014 at 12:23 am #

    What a lovely dress! I may need to snag some of that fabric for my own version :)

  2. Paulina Ł 07.15.2014 at 1:33 am #

    You look so pretty :) this dress is wonderful! I love it :)

  3. Sophie 07.15.2014 at 1:57 am #

    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 07.15.2014 at 4:20 am #

    You are looking great! What a wonderful dress!

    Hugs Ines♥

  5. Shelby 07.15.2014 at 5:38 am #


  6. Аленушка 07.15.2014 at 8:37 am #

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

  7. sophie 07.15.2014 at 9:06 am #

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

  8. id 07.15.2014 at 10:04 am #

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

  9. Suze 07.15.2014 at 10:38 am #

    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.

    • Anna 07.22.2014 at 11:28 am #

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

  10. Lisa 07.15.2014 at 11:34 am #

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

    • Anna 07.15.2014 at 1:55 pm #

      They’re El Naturalista, I think I got them on amazon. :)

    • Lisa 07.18.2014 at 9:12 pm #

      Thank you!

  11. Meg Stively 07.15.2014 at 3:09 pm #

    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.

  12. Katy Cameron 07.15.2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Love the dress and that fabric!

  13. Emily 07.15.2014 at 3:23 pm #

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

  14. Anonymous 07.15.2014 at 6:55 pm #

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

  15. Faye Lewis 07.15.2014 at 7:00 pm #

    Very cute, looks so comfortable too.

  16. Willit Neverend 07.15.2014 at 8:20 pm #

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

  17. Jacey 07.16.2014 at 9:28 am #

    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!

  18. aangto 07.16.2014 at 3:12 pm #

    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!

  19. Beth – Sew DIY 07.16.2014 at 11:00 pm #

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

  20. dana 07.17.2014 at 12:34 am #

    Adorable! And I love the photos. Great location and great model :)

  21. Very Shannon 07.21.2014 at 12:20 am #

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

    • Anna 07.22.2014 at 10:43 am #

      They’re El Naturalista, I think I got them on amazon. :)

  22. uVe 07.25.2014 at 2:45 am #

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

  23. eennieuwejurk 07.26.2014 at 4:03 pm #

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

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