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Kielo Wrap Dress

29—October 2019

Read our review of the Kielo Wrap Dress from Named Clothing!

Named Clothing — Kielo Wrap Dress
Oct 29 2019

We’ve seen so many beautiful versions of the Kielo Wrap Dress from Named Clothing online, so we jumped at the chance to make up our own using our Premium 195gsm Merino! The Kielo is a simple maxi dress featuring angled wrap-around body panels with long ties to cinch the waist. It’s a super flattering shape and is now firmly on the 2019 make lists of our HQ team!

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Kielo Wrap Dress from Named Clothing

The Kielo Wrap Dress is available as a print-at-home download from Named Clothing here.

We made up the size 42 for Zosia and found this to be a great fit! This style is definitely a relaxed shape and is quite long – we ended up trimming at least 20cm off the hem for Zosia, as we wanted a midi length with room to move. Because it’s such an adaptable pattern for different fabric types and can be wrapped up a bunch of different ways, it would be the perfect dress for any occasion! The lovely ladies at Named Clothing have also added a blog post with a free PDF sleeve pattern for the Kielo, meaning you could also whip up a long sleeve version for cooler months. Check it out on their website here.

We used 2m of our delicious Marsala Premium 195gsm Merino (150cm wide) for our dress. The pattern comes with handy instructions in both English and Finnish and includes lots of diagrams that are easy to follow. Named suggest that this pattern is ‘simple’ to make, which we would agree with!

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Premium 195gsm Merino – Marsala

Named recommend light and drapey fabrics with around 20% – 60% stretch, such as jersey knit or stretch chiffon for this dress. We’ve seen it made up in a variety of fabrics though, such as this cute rayon version made by Jasika, these two vibrant merino versions from Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher and Beck from I Sew, Therefore I Am as well as this fab red silk version from Heather of Closet Case Patterns. We decided to make ours up in our popular Premium 195gsm Merino in beautiful deep Marsala red, perfect for the impending transition of seasons. We love how this dress looks in jersey and think it would also work beautifully in an organic cotton or soft linen knit or a lovely textural rayon crepe.

Check out our suggestions featured below: Organic Cotton Jersey – Navy, Diamonds & Dots Print Rayon Crepe, Organic Cotton Stripe Jersey – Navy / White, Linen Jersey – Sage, Rayon Crepe – Marigold and Premium 195gsm Merino – Paprika.

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Wrap dresses are such timeless and versatile staples in any wardrobe and this version is no exception! If you decide to make one up we’d love to see it – share your makes with us @wearethefabricstore using #thefabricstore
p.s. Thanks once again to the lovely Zosia for modelling!

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