Named Kielo Wrap Dress
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