KIMMY DRESS DETAILS
Pattern: Kimmy Dress by Seamwork
Pattern Alterations: Pockets were omitted due to sewing user error, not pattern error – Lol. I used a different technique for sewing the waistband, but that was simply for my sewing preference. I also handmade the sleeve ties, instead of using cording. I wanted them to match my fabric perfectly, so that was as simple as sewing a 1.25″ wide bias fabric strip in half, and turning right side out. But other than that, the dress was sewn pretty much as is.
It honestly sews up beautifully. I love the shoulder detail. The dress is comfy and fits like a dream. I got tons of compliments on this dress while wearing it to our event last night – and not one person asked if it was handmade (which means it truly looks like a million bucks). If you are concerned about your dress slipping off your shoulders at all, I might consider adding a strip of fabric along the upper back neckline from one side of the dress to the other – which is totally in style now anyway and would look fabulous. This wasn’t a concern for me, as I felt the neckline made the dress feel really pretty. All in all, this pattern was super easy to sew – a great dress for beginners. I would recommend it for someone who is on the market for a casual event dress.
Techniques This Pattern Can Teach You:
- Sewing with elastic around a seam (instead of making a casing).
- Cinched shoulder seams with ties and casing.
- *And of course other basic sewing essentials – these were simply the ones that go beyond the basics IMO.