harper sweater dress

Midweight Felted Wool

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  • Details

    This piece was so fun to work on. A dress version of our best-selling Harper Tunic - it’s a personal favorite and customer favorite. If the tunic is great, a dress can only be better, right? For the Cold Weather Collection, I adapted the pattern and fit so I could add long sleeves. It’s the ultimate winter sweater dress - an easy, unfussy fit, slim sleeves that don’t get in the way, flattering calf length, and one big pocket to catch all the miscellany I end up with throughout the day. I can tell I’m going to wear this piece to the studio all season - layered over the cotton Florence Pant and under the cotton Ida Trench.

    Made in one of our most beautiful fabrics, our handwoven midweight felted wool with a beautiful silk binding at the neckline. We sourced this wool domestically through an Oregon ranch that is a leader in sustainability - we visited the owners, met the sheep, and saw firsthand the inspiring and progressive work they are doing to take care of their land and animals. The yarn is then woven right here in Nashville by our good friends at TN Textile Mill. This is our first major step towards a truly known, traceable, and ethical supply chain.

  • Quick Info

    - Full length sleeves with dropped shoulder
    - Boat neckline with silk binding
    - Large pocket
    - Oversized fit
    - 100% Midweight Felted Wool (handwoven in Nashville with Oregon wool)
    - Available in OS-, OS, and OS+
    - Cut and sewn to order just for you in our Nashville studio

  • Material

    Midweight Felted Wool

    100% Wool

    A thick but light handwoven wool. Very warm and ultra-soft, this fabric has been washed and felted so that it’s thick, durable, very smooth and soft to the touch, and hand-washable right at home. Extremely warm and densely woven, but not too heavy to layer comfortably. You truly have to feel this fabric to believe it. Created for the ultimate balance of functionality and wearability - it’s warm and wind resistant, but not too bulky to feel elegant and sophisticated. This fabric is one of the most special parts about the Cold Weather Collection - the raw material is sourced domestically through Imperial Stock Ranch and the yarn is purchased from Imperial Yarn Company, folks we are are beyond honored to work with. We visited the owners, met the sheep, and saw firsthand the incredible work they're doing in sustainability. It’s then woven into this stunning, high quality fabric right here in Nashville by the TN Textile Mill.

    Available in two of our favorite classic colors - a rich, tawny camel, and deep, dark, jet black.

    Hand wash in cool water with a mild wool detergent. Submerge in cool water, gently squeeze and release fabric to fully wet. Let soak, remove from water, and press with a dry towel. Stretch garment out to original shape, leave flat to dry. Press with steam once dry. Every wool garment ships with a complimentary wool brick - use this to comb out any pilling that occurs over time and keep your garment looking tip-top.

    Sensitive to wool? This is one of the softest wools we’ve ever found, and is by far the softest we’ve ever used for our garments. We’ve been wear-testing it ourselves, and have had several folks with severe wool sensitivity try it out directly against the skin and so far we’ve had nothing but positive feedback. We are confident in its comfort level, but if you’re unsure just email us at support@elizabethsuzann.com and we can send you a sample swatch to feel for yourself!

    Click here to read more about the properties of our Midweight Felted Wool, where it comes from, and how to care for it!

  • Fit

    Available in sizes OS-, OS, and OS+. See our size chart to determine your size.

    Intended to have a relaxed, oversized fit. Long sleeves with dropped shoulder. Oversized fit allows for wiggle room between sizes - size up for an oversized look, or down for a more fitted silhouette. Dress hits mid-calf.

    Cecily is wearing a size OS- and is 5’ 9” with a 34” Bust, 25” Waist, and 36” hip.