I recently started subscribing to Needle Sharp Subscription boxes and I love it. Basically it’s a box full of everything you need to complete a garment. What sets it off from other boxes is the ability to customize your month to month delivery. I am loving it so far and made a little video review here. Please leave me any questions you want me to answer and I will! This is in no way sponsored, just my honest thoughts and opinions!
September’s box featured the Nina Lee South Bank Sweater Dress and I wanted to share my thoughts on this pattern and my cozy dress now that the weather is cooling off here in Dallas!
This pattern was super simple and I appreciated some of the details of construction, everything felt intuitive and well thought out. I made the dress/tunic version and will likely always wear it with jeans or leggings. I just wanted to show it here with bare legs so you could get a better idea of the fit since black is so hard to photograph!
I chose this faux cable knit as my fabric and there is enough left over to get another sweater out of it! I know black is boring, but this is something I plan to wear as a staple over and over again. It is so warm and cozy.
I sewed the straight size 10 with no adjustments and I don’t know that I would need to make any next time! I love that the turtleneck isn’t too tight or constricting and that the sleeves are nice and long. Pockets are an added bonus, although I think the tunic would work just fine without them if you don’t like the bulk!
This is my first Nina Lee pattern, although I see her stuff everywhere and know it’s a popular brand. I will definitely be trying her patterns again as the packaging and instructions were great quality and the drafting seems to work well for my body.
Excited to have this one in my wardrobe and even more excited to have some cozy winter days to wear it!