The Glowing Ganesha Dress

No, you’re not mistaken. It’s not Sunday. I’ve strayed from my regular posting routine to bring you a totally cool neon-Ganesha affair, which is my second guest post on the Minerva Crafts blog.

I’d been wanting to make the Kielo dress from Named Patterns for absolutely aaaages, but was a little put off by the fact it’s made from jersey – which I don’t touch with a bargepole due to a horrible first experience with it a few years back. It slipped around the cutting mat, stretched when I stitched it, ended up misshapen and the whole thing was not enjoyable. I have never used it since.

But the Kielo whispered to me. Told me to forgive and forget the previous experience. Promised me that I wouldn’t be disappointed this time.

I started to look around at the masses of jersey that was available… and struggled to find something that really made me go WOW. Too plain, too flowery, weird pattern, not the right colour, just boring. And then I saw THIS. YES YES YES look at the colours look at that loud print OMG GET IN MY BASKET NOW. I could picture the finished dress in my head and it was amazing.

When the fabric arrived, the colours were just as vivid in real life as I hoped they would be. Perhaps a little *too* vivid for some people – when they saw the fabric they thought I had gone a little crazy with this highlighter-neon pink and orange clash-fest. But I ignored them – I had tunnel vision and at the end of that tunnel was the dress you see here. It turned out to be everything I had hoped it would.

There’s a few pictures below as a little teaser, to read the full story you’ll need to head on over to the Minerva Crafts blog. I’m pleased to announce that as of the end of this month I will be a fully fledged member of their Blogger Network – woooo! So without further ado, I bring to you my Named Patterns Kielo Wrap Dress. Click here to read the full post!


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  1. Julie Roland
    September 6, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Amazingly beautiful.

    • Sarah
      September 6, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Thank you Julie! I just love the combination of pink and orange πŸ™‚

  2. September 6, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I’me always so impressed about your fabric choice. This fabric is also a looking awesome and the elephant head right in the middle of your upper body looks amazing. Well done and a wonderful version of the Kielo wrap dress.

    • Sarah
      September 6, 2017 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you! I spend aaages choosing my fabrics, which can be a bit of a curse because I’m so fussy! This dress is super comfy though, there will definitely be more in my future!

  3. cat
    September 6, 2017 / 8:28 am

    I thought it was Sunday! Just Amazing! Cat

    • Sarah
      September 6, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Ahh, unfortunately not – got to get up and go to work still! Only two more days until the weekend though πŸ™‚ This dress pattern is FAB, I totally recommend it. So comfy!

  4. September 6, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Amazing- a trunk on your trunk, perfect! I am also, coincidentally, in the middle of making a Kielo, and I too resisted because they have been so ubiquitous. I need mine for a wedding next week in fact, so hope to crack on with it today.
    I hadn’t even noticed that you post on a specific day, I’m so vague!

    • Sarah
      September 6, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Ooh, nice – what fabric are you doing yours in? Is it going ok? Can’t wait to see it! They are a fairly quick sew so I reckon you’ll have it done in time πŸ™‚ Haha yep – I always post on a Sunday, I had to set a routine otherwise I’d be all over the show!

  5. September 6, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Nice! I made two Kielo dresses, both from woven fabric- from what I understand the pattern is suitable for both (drapey) wovens and jersey fabrics!

    • Sarah
      September 6, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Ahh, fabulous! I hadn’t thought to try wovens! That could open up a whole new world of possibilities, and a woven fabric would be much easier to cut! I imagine though that the long sleeved version would need to be cut from a stretch fabric? Will defo head over to your blog and check out your Kielos πŸ™‚

    • Sarah
      September 11, 2017 / 7:56 am

      Thank you lovely Sarah! And yay for blogging! Just means I can spend EVEN MORE time sewing now… wooo! πŸ™‚ x

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