Kielo Wrap Dress

Late to the party as usual I have just sewn my first Kielo Wrap Dress. This dress wasn’t even on my radar until the recent #sewtogetherforsummer competition over on Instagram. I didn’t take part because I was convinced wrap dresses weren’t for me but this one kept coming up in my feed and grabbing my […]

Late to the party as usual I have just sewn my first Kielo Wrap Dress. This dress wasn’t even on my radar until the recent #sewtogetherforsummer competition over on Instagram. I didn’t take part because I was convinced wrap dresses weren’t for me but this one kept coming up in my feed and grabbing my attention.

Having decided to give it a go I scoured the internet, the paper pattern was pretty much sold out everywhere (I am not a fan of printing my own pdf patterns for piecing together). I finally found the pattern available over at Sewalicious where for an extra £5 the pattern is printed off for you ready to be traced). The instructions are then easily printed off online.

https://www.sewalicious.co.uk

The pattern indicates that it is designed for someone who is 5ft 8″ at only 5ft 2″ I knew I was going to need some adjustments. There are no shorten/lengthen lines on the pattern so I pretty much winged it and hoped for the best. I took 3″ off the pattern just below the mark for the waist and then a further 3 inches below the hip mark.

Be it luck or good judgement the sizing worked out perfectly☺ I did take a further few inches off the bottom because I decided that I didn’t what it full length so with the help of my husband I adjusted it to a length that I was happy with.

The fabric used was a Ponte Roma from Weaver Dee that I purchased online:

Abstract Ponte Roma Jersey Fabric (Dark Navy Blue)

I bought 2.5 metres but only used 1.9 metres – it was actually less than this once I had taken some fabric off the bottom. With the left over fabric I was able to make a vest top so at a cost of £20 for the fabric I have a dress that I absolutely love and a tee shirt.

The vest top is made up from a pattern hack of the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top which is over on the LikeSewAmazing vlog.

https://likesewamazing.com/videos/

As far as sewing the dress up the instructions are fairly basic but there are only 4 pieces – front and back and 2 ties that need to be sandwiched in between. There is an option to have bias binding around the neck and armholes but the jersey I used was fine to just turn over and hem.

I can’t tell you how much enjoyment I get out of sewing my own clothes. I recently made the Tilly and the Buttons Joni dress which I thought was the best dress ever but I think the Kielo Wrap Dress may of just taken over the top position (It a close call between the 2) and they are both dresses I would like more of in my wardrobe.