Am I the Last One to Make Kielo Wrap Dress?

Am I the Last One to Make Kielo Wrap Dress?

I love sewing with knit fabric and as a Nature's Fabric ambassador, I have access to some of the best available. They have a new range of bamboo spandex knits that look like beautiful hand embroidered florals. Look at this gorgeous  Embroidered Flower Garden Organic Spandex Jersey.
I absolutely love the details of this fabric and wanted a pattern to showcase it best. I went to my stash and decided the Kielo Wrap Dress by Named Clothing. I have had the pattern for awhile and after exploring other makes of it, I decided now was the time to make it. My wonderful Hubby  enjoys puzzles and taped my PDF pattern together. Without him, I would send it to  Blue Cup Shop for fast printing and shipping.
Once the pattern was prepared, I cut the 3-yards of fabric in the size 42. I am tall and love a good maxi dress. I appreciated that with this pattern did not have to add length or make any other fit adjustments. 
The construction was fast and easy. For most of the general sewing I used my Baby Lock Altair sewing machine.  The dual-feed walking foot attachment  advances the layers of fabric at the same time allowing for smooth seams with no puckering.
Accolade serger/cover-stitch.  The serger clean finishes the inside seams and the cover-stitch adds a professional hem.   
I like a crisp hem with my knits. To achieve this, I like to insert a strip of double-sided fusible web in the hemline.
I fuse it in place before stitching.
I used a three thread cover-stitch to get the desired finish.
I was curious about the drape of this sturdy knit with this pattern. I like that the weight of the fabric allows the structural elements to be seen with the print. 
I think it is great and I love how I feel in it. It is comfortable and stylish.
I really love that the Kielo can be worn with the wrap to the front or back.  
It is good option if you want a smooth silhouette in the front and interest in the back. 
I was late to the Kielo Wrap dress party, but now I am here for it! I love it so much I have already made one as a gift for a loved one. I have plans for many more as we transition into Fall. If you too are late to the party, consider this your invitation to come on in.
Happy Sewing,


That fabric is beautiful and the pattern you picked does it justice! Stunning work!

Helen Medley

I love your work Bianca.

Gayle Cepparo

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