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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