Saturday, June 6, 2015

Kwik Sew 3578 - Pull-on Knit Dress

Remember how I said I was in a print rut? Well, here’s a another crazy print for you. This one, though is a winner-winner-chicken-dinner for me. It’s comfortable, fits well, and I love the colors. This is KwikSew 3578, a discontinued pattern. This is before they went to the Dark Side. They’ve never had really great pictures or line drawings, but I’ve loved this dress since it first came out. I’ve made it a few times before. Once here, and the other time here (ignore my bad hair, eek).


This time I made it a bit longer and added length to the torso like I should have way back in 2008 (holy crap I’ve been blogging a long time now). I understand my body fit much better than I did back then. I have a long torso and usually add an inch or so to most patterns in the torso. KwikSew in particular have short torsos and I usually add two or so inches to make the waist hit where it should. This dress is no exception and I added two inches above the waist.


I love the fun details to this dress: the pleats at the neckline, the gathered skirt, the keyhole back, and the self-fabric belt.


I think I may make this again and make it in a *gasp* solid so you can see all the details a bit better. I may peg the skirt a little bit more too.


You can see the back keyhole facing a little in this picture. They have you understitch it and topstitch it to keep it down.


This is a double knit fabric I bought from Fabric Mart when they were having a sale. Wouldn’t this dress be great in a scuba fabric? Like bright red scuba?? I think it could be a knockout.


justine said...

Wow. So pretty! I've never tried Kwik Sew. So you recommend the older ones?

Sabrina Cottrill said...

This is a gorgeous dress! I love the print!

Paulinakoss Bruce said...

I really really love your fabric choices!! Great dress!!!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

wow that is super cute, love it and now I want that pattern.

kristin at sunnysewing said...

wowza! LOVE that fabric!! What a great dress!

Shirleanne said...

Love this dress! It has such wonderful details.

merche said...

Great details and the fabric is lovely!

Kathy Sews said...

LOOOOOOOOVE this dress!