Yes the title says it all, another Kielo make! Named clothing are my go to pattern company, and my amount of Kielo’s are second to the amount of Inari’s I have (but no where near in number as I am Inari OBSESSED!)
There was a lot of inspiration on the Instagram from a few different Sewers, unfortunately the only one I can remember (and find) is Rumana’s version (aka @thelittlpomergranate) which she wore through different stages of her pregnancy. No I am not pregnant myself (just fat) but I love the versatility of this garment. And the fact I have not yet made a Plain black one is beyond me, since I have a black Jersey Inari that I wear to death!
So How did It sew?
It is always smooth sailing with a Named clothing make, especially one of the classics such as this, Its a quick make, despite the long seams. I also used the arm hack that is free on their site to make a long sleeve version. (you can get that here if you haven’t already)
As much as I love the dress, for the full on Goth effect that I always seem to gravitate towards, I prefer wearing it open. So I went back to the sewing table and inserted a tiny hole under each of the ties. Now when I want to wear it loose, all i do is tuck the ties neatly inside and the can not be seen. Since making this I have also fiddled around with tying it on the inside or using a belt through the little holes. All giving amazing new looks to the same garment.
I am pretty sure another Kielo will appear in my wardrobe in the future. But I now feel I will have to wait for the perfect fabric for any future makes.