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Made By A Fabricista: Hoping for Spring!

Happy April everyone!  

I hope you are all making some fun things to wear for the upcoming warm weather.  :)  At the time I am taking these photos, we are in the midst of a winter storm.  Yes, you read that right!  A winter storm.  Interstates are closed, school is closed and there is no sign of spring today.  That however isn't stopping me from creating some spring makes!  

Here's the pattern I used.  I love how many Indy patterns Fabric Mart carries.  Here's a link to the pattern: Named Kielo Wrap Dress

I really feel like I must be the last person on the planet to sew this dress.  There are so many great versions of it in so many colors and fabrics.  I know, I tend to go with neutral colors but I knew that this would work with fun sandals, great jewelry, and even fun jackets.

Here's my version: 


The front on this is the showstopper.  The wrap is brilliant.  Before I go further, this is a jersey knit from Halston.  It's all sold out but there are great options if you click here: Jersey Knits


See how large the front really is so that you have enough to wrap and give you that great front drape?  Front and back pieces are similar in size however the back has darts to give this shape.  


Sorry about the weird look on my face.  I was trying to cue a grandchild who is in the adjacent room to stop doing what he was doing.  It didn't work.  TMI...sorry!


For knits, I always use SewKeyE fusible stay tape for knits that Fabric Mart sells.  This stuff is amazing.  


I really love this dress.  


I used the stay tape at the neckband, hems. and vents.  This tape keeps all the edges nice and neat when you sew.  If you've never tried it, do!  It works great!


My only alteration to the pattern (other than the FBA) was to SHORTEN this!  For reference, I am 5'7".  I don't recall the last time I shorted a garment!


This pattern sews up quick and easy and did I mention that it's cute and stylish?  No wonder so many people have made this pattern.


Thanks so much for reading!  Until next time...
Sue 
Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. Sounds like you're in denver! We had some snow again last night haha. No, you're not the last! This is one of the first indie patterns I got, I want to get the sleeve pattern from them and I just haven't gotten around to it. I'm a little over 5'7", and you're right- far more things come up short than otherwise. Yours is lovely!

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    1. Thank you! Let's hope winter is over. It's been too long and too wicked!

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  2. Looks awesome! I, too, JUST made Kielo for the first time. It's so flattering!

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    1. Thank you! It is so flattering! So comfortable too!

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  3. This is Julie from Fabric Mart here -- I JUST cut out this pattern over the weekend and am looking forward to the finished product. So far I shortened it from the waist/hip area by 3 inches to bring the ties to a place that looks better on me. Hopefully it looks good! I think I'll have to shorten from the bottom too because the knit I chose ended up being 4-way stretch and GROWS!! Yikes! We'll see.... SometimesSewist-- I'd love to see your rendition!

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    1. Julie, I just finished my second: I'm 5'4" and shortened it FOUR INCHES. Though I didn't think to shorten so the ties ended up higher, but I'm fairly satisfied with where they're landing. This dress is definitely made for very tall folk!

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