This flounced sweater dress is called “Crystal Gazer”, inspired by Sybill Trelawney, the Divination professor of Harry Potter tales. This pullover hooded dress with dropped waist and tiered skirt is a beautiful blend of colorful shades of autumn leaves and is stitched in turquoise. Patterned bodice sweater has all the glorious colors of fall knitted as striped rows, including the turquoise which matches the stitching, inspired by the boho – type clothes that Professor Trelawney wears . This sweater dress consists of mostly cottons, fine wools, and blends. Coat buttons up the front with custom kaleidoscope buttons of polymer clay. Long sleeves have thumbholes and flare out a bit at the wrist. Front of skirt has pocket with embroidered crystal ball on a golden stand, and a perky hood that ties at the neck. The skirt has four tiers and is below-knee length.
This will fit a large to XL sized woman, and here are the measurements. Model is 5’9″ and a medium.
Bust: 46″ to 50″ stretched
Dropped Waist: 56″
Sleeve length: 24″
Length of bodice: 24″
Length of skirt from below waistband: 17″
All sweaters have been prewashed in my own organic soap mixture and hot water, then dried in a hot dryer for maximum shrinkage, and can safely be machine laundered on cold delicate wash. A warm or cool gentle air setting in a dryer is safe or lay flat, NEVER hang to dry. I recommend storing flat, not hanging. Dry cleaning is not recommended due to the polymer clay buttons.
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As always, I tip my elf hood to the originator of this style, Katwise!