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.