Omoleye‘s been juggling multiple projects this quarter and the most recently finished her version of the Kielo Wrap Dress by Named Clothing.
This is a good pattern that can be adapted long or short and used in about three different wraps for the most function, and 5 ways that we’ve been able to figure out just playing around after class that don’t look ridiculous.
Instead of printing out the PDF pattern and taping, taping, taping, she used a company that we are going to introduce you to and recommend: PDF Plotting B&W Printing You just send them the PDF and they print out large sheets for a few bucks and some shipping. It is nice if you don’t trust the calibration on your printer, don’t have tape, or just can’t bring yourself to tile together ONE MORE PDF pattern.
The pattern itself comes with instructions for both a bound neckline as well as a faced neckline and armholes, so you can choose the level of finish.
Overall, this reminds us of some of the simpler Halston pieces from the 1970s, but knit wraps can be like that.
And, if you can think of more than 5 ways to tie it, let us know. We would love to see them!
The only downside for this dress has to do with the facing pattern option – the way they have you sew it together would be better in most fabrics if they had you construct it leaving the center back seam open. If you are using the facing option, let us know and we’d be happy to write out a hack for the facing.
It works great in a knit and can be used for woven if you pay attention to their sizing and cutting suggestions to accommodate the difference between the two. We’d also add that this would be amazing in a bias cut charmeuse or (as always) silk faille.
You can buy the Kielo Dress at Named Clothing here.
You can read about it on Pattern Review here.
You can follow Named Clothing on Instagram here.
You can poke around the #kielowrapdress hashtag.