Friday, February 16, 2018

Kielo Wrap Dress

Named Kielo Wrap Dress
Size 38

Alterations:  Forward shoulder adjustment, swayback, shortened by 4 inches


I found this beautiful sheer floral at Joann's Fabrics; it was on sale and total cost was $18.  I have always wanted a sheer dress for summer.  Not quite summer yet and although it was 70 yesterday, I stood in 40 degree temps today for these photos.


There isn't anything technical about the construction, but since I chose a sheer fabric knit, I did sew French seams where ever I could.  I played around with scrap fabric trying to figure out the best way to make the neck and armhole hems.  With the fabric being so light, bias binding seemed to weigh the fabric down too much, making it fall forward a bit.  What worked best for me was to cut 3/8 inch strips of knit interfacing for those areas and then hem by turning under 3/8 inch.  I also interfaced both sides of the fabric ties.



My daughter said, "step out so you can see the vent."  Since I shortened the overall length by 4 inches, I had to break that up in 2 places.  I removed 2 inches above the knee and 2 inches below.


I wanted to open the dress so you could see the ties and my daughter said, "you look like a napkin!"  ha ha

I really love this pattern and will definitely be making it again, probably shortening above the knee.


What to do for the under garment?  I ended up tracing a RTW t-shirt I had and made it dress length.  I purchased this mauve viscose spandex fabric from Stylish Fabrics for $3.68 a yard.


Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley

9 comments:

  1. It is stunning! So pretty, the fabric has a lovely drape too.

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    1. Thank you! Now if it will only warm up and stay warm! :)

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  2. Love love love it! It looks lovely on you. I have the pattern but I've never made it. I am glad that you post the review. I must make mine like yous♪ヽ(´▽`)/ The under garment matches the dress.

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    1. Thank you Eli! I loved how on the Named website theirs was all sheer. At some point I will get some silky fabric and try to make a slip that way as well to see which I like better for the under garment. I can't wait to see yours. You always WOW me with your makes now. You are such an inspiration!

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  3. Looking good, Shirley - I imagine it's very comfortable to wear. Standing out in that cold is dedication!!!

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    1. Thank you Pam! I think I will enjoy wearing it out this summer. It looks dressy and stylish but has the comfort of a simple knit tee dress. :)

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  4. What an utterly gorgeous dress! The underdress was a clever idea and I like the way that turned out too. This will be fantastic to wear on those really hot summer days. :) P.S. Sounds like we are having the same type of weather!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! My thoughts exactly....those days when it's just too hot to move! We just had a few days of ice here in Oklahoma--it's just crazy. Now we are climbing back up to 60. I'm so ready for Spring.

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  5. Perfect pattern for spring and summer :) Looks great and were brave standing out in the cold like that!

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