Sew a Knit Dress: Kielo Dress


The Kielo dress and jumpsuit are wonderfully casual, yet stylish pieces of clothing! You can sew both variations either with or without sleeves. The dress has a neck band, and a vent at the back hem to add room for movement. The armholes of a sleeveless dress are finished with a bias binding. There is a vent with a button closure at the back of the jumpsuit, and its neckline is finished with a facing.

In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Kielo Wrap Dress from Named Clothing (fabric and notions included to make dress, NOT jumpsuit)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

What you should know (or desire to learn): Sewing with knits, flat insertion of sleeves, sewing darts, finishing with knit bands, hemming knits


  • Charcoal/Black Mini Stripe Jersey  Silky and soft, this bamboo jersey is downright dreamy.   This mini stripe, each band 2mm thick, adds a lovely hint of pattern. A great fabric if you're looking for something a step above basic black.The cool hand and semi-fluid drape make it a great option ffor this dress, and the healthy dose of spandex gives it great recovery too! *The stripe runs perpendicular to the selvage*
  • Navy and Red Hibiscus Floral ITY - Say hello to spring with this bright floral ITY! Bold red and white hibiscus flowers float on a navy background, and the best part, they are printed with a slight puff to add texture to the normally flat ITY knit. Slinky yet medium weight, this ITY will transform into your new favorite dress when you want a bold print to brighten up your Spring and Summer.
  • Chili Red Bamboo Cotton JerseyIf you've made anything with the bamboo cotton french terry we've had in our shop in several colors, meet its jersey cousin. Silky soft, with a cool hand and soft drape, this jersey will be a dream to wear. And the vibrant red color is perfect for any season. The chili red is a true red, on the slightly warmer side, and it will be a bright spot in your wardrobe. And, hey, who doesn't need that sometimes?

Also in this box: Matching thread, twill tape for shoulder seams, fusible interfacing, a twin needle and a ballpoint sewing machine needle