Anyway, as you can now see, I don’t need any help buying fabric or patterns (or so I thought). I really enjoyed getting the box in the mail. The Kielo dress was right on target for August weather, the rayon is cool and comfortable and great quality. And because I don’t use Instagram for my sewing inspiration, I was unaware how popular and flattering this dress is on all ages and body types.
Ok, now for another confession. Although I had just cleaned and organized my sewing/office, I totally forgot about the box contents other than the fabric and pattern. I just reached into my interfacing basket and grabbed thread off the thread wall. Not until I finished the dress did I realize I had forgotten the thread, interfacing and bias tape were still in the box!
The interfacing was my favorite type, and I have already used it in my another sewing project. And I had a yard of the rayon floral left over, so it is going to become a top in my Seamwork Fall Wardrobe collection. I plan to wear the Kielo dress as a jumper with a long sleeve top this fall too.
Reasons I love Needle Sharp:
- You can preview the box selection and choose among several fabric types
- You are in total control of your subscription: Join for one month, 3 or more. Skip deliveries, too!
- Mary is out there scouring New York wholesalers and the internet for trendy and wearable patterns and fabrics.
Check out my Kielo dress sourced from Needle Sharp:
The Kielo dress was drafted for a 5’8″ figure. I am 5′ 4.5″. Using Joi Mahon’s fit method, I added 3/4″ from shoulder to apex. Cutting and adding through the armhole. Note that the bust point and the armhole are nicely marked on the pattern. I needed to decrease from apex to waist 1.5″ (again waist and hip nicely marked on the pattern) And I decreased another 2″ divided between above and below the knee on the skirt length. I didn’t need any back adjustments, just the skirt length. Easy Peasy, I will make another soon. The only additional change I think I will make is to scoop the center front neck a bit, so that if I make one more fallish to wear as a jumper there will be a little more breathing room at the center neckline.
The pattern has only 3/8″ seam allowances, so I chose to serge the edges (and I was lazy) instead of french seams. Nice heavy color card on how to do french seams was also included in the Needle Sharp box.
So what are you waiting for ? Check it out here: