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Kielo Wrap Dress

The Kielo Wrap Dress by Named Clothing is one of those patterns that really didn't get my attention when it was released, but did after scores of sewists got behind it and some lovely versions started to show up on Instagram.  Even then it took quite some time before I actually committed and bought it.  I had mixed results from their Inari Tee dress which may have put me off a little but a rather large proliferation of knits in my stash pushed me over the edge.

The fabric I chose for my test version is a cotton lycra in marl grey with a tiny maroon pin stripe that I picked up on the sale table at Fabric Vision for $3.00 per metre, an absolute steal!  I ended up buying around 5 metres of it which is why I also used it for my Tessuti Monroe turtleneck.

The pattern is drafted for someone who is quite a bit taller than my 160cm self, so to ensure the waist ended up hitting me at an appropriate level, I printed the pattern at 94% and just went up a couple of sizes more than my measuremen…

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