For my second version of the Kielo wrap dress I wanted to address all the elements I wasn’t happy with my winter version. The first issue I had was where the ties wrap on the body, aka the waist. The side wings start under the bust and I felt it looked a bit on the maternity side (on me). The reason this dress is so loved by people is because it enhance or create a small waist. I wanted a more ‘relaxed’ dress so I lowered the ties by 5 cm. That small change made the dress really fun to play around shapes. I can wrap around my body in so many ways. I been having so much fun creating many different style with just one dress. While I may not have liked my first version, I love this one.
The weight of the fabric on my winter version was too warm and thick. I also disagreed with the polkadot print. This time I picked this beautiful soft jersey from Stoff & Still. Perfect drape and it’s super soft. The print is gorgeous. YAY!
The neckline and hems were stabilised with knit stay tape before using the twin needles. The shoulders been stabilised with elastic. Transparent elastic is generally best but I don’t like waste. I will use any left over elastic I have.