This Kwik Sew 3658 is super easy, as shown in my last post; I made up a 'muslin' and this dress in just a couple of nights. The first try was useful to get the construction figured out, though that only took a read-through of the clear instructions & illustrations, plus a couple of tries with the fabric, and all was set. But it also showed me that it might be a good idea to cut Medium on top and Large at waist to hem, particularly because I wanted a bit of room left to add in some side seam pockets (which I was able to do, using some stash scraps of a black damask - I wanted a woven fabric for the pockets to minimize any stretching in the side seams)
|Nice solid pocket!|
|Side View: not too clingy!|
|Love it! I'm going to try my blue,|
yellow, purple, and green tights too!
Not all at the same time...
The only thing I noticed was that the stitching at the v of the neckline started coming loose -- the neckline is a bit low so that is dangerous...remember to backstitch carefully at that seamline because there is quite a bit of stretch-pressure put on that point while wearing. I'm going to handstitch it up again from the back/inside, about an inch to make it a little more reliable.
Your dress is gorgeous. Love it.ReplyDelete
Thank you! So do I :)Delete
Lovely dress looks stylish yet comfiest. Love the print. Sounds so easy I may have to try this patternReplyDelete
It is so easy to sew this pattern, and I think the result is very worth it. Looks much more stylish that you'd expect for such a quick sew.Delete
Perfect match of fabric and pattern! Looks lovely!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I did think that the fabric was just perfect, and I'm glad it worked out so nicely. Perfect weight & stretch.Delete