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Renfrew Mission opening door Renfrew Mission back

I have been on a mission to make a sweater knit dress and I finally figured out how to do it! After making my first Mission Maxi, I realized I wanted the shaping of that dress but with regular t-shirt shoulders, armholes and of course I really wanted long sleeves!

Renfrew Mission full view Renfrew Mission shoudlers

So, I took the Sewaholic Renfrew (I’m SO late to this party) and used the shoulders and sleeves of it and then gently traced over the Mission Maxi for the waist and hip shaping. I did use the wider Renfrew bust area shaping because I wanted to give room for the thicker sweater knit. But I also used one size smaller on the shoulders of the Renfrew for a quick fit. I cut the size 8 sleeves which worked perfectly.

Renfrew Mission side Renfrew Mission front

I’m super happy with the outcome! I already have planned to make some more of these sweater dresses. I made my own neck binding again and folded under the sleeve hem and zig zagged it. I also made a hem band for the bottom hem to make finishing fast and easy. At least that’s what makes it fast and easy for me.

Below are the other two knits I bought when I was visiting Gillian and the sewcialists in Canada. This first one is thicker and I can see myself living in a dress made of it. It’s backed with something super soft and warm.


This next one is just like the blue one but in a cream and sorta yellow.



Anyone else looking in the direction of the sweater dress isle? Does that even exist? It should, right!