Friday, September 16, 2011

Kwik Sew 3561 Revisited

I made this dress a couple years ago for a party with some gorgeous fabric from EOS. It sat in my closet because I thought it was too dressy for work. Well, I loved it so much I pulled it out last winter and ended up wearing it quite a bit.

Kwik Sew 3561

I decided I really wanted to try and make myself some more basics this year. I tend to make wild things but I really needed some simple things that I could dress up or down and mix and match. I decided to pull this pattern out. It's a great simple dress pattern with all of 4 pieces. The original has facings...yuck...facings on a knit! So I had planned on trying to bind the neckline but decided to go with a fun cowly neck like this Donna Karan dress which was kind of my inspiration. I lenghthened it obviously too. This pattern is pretty short.

My dress is sort of similar but it was the gist I was going for not a total knockoff. I bought the fabric on ebay from High End Fabrics and I love it. It's probably considered a slub knit or a burnout, not sure which. But the base of it is grey with purple bits.

I'm already planning on a couple more of these for layering in the winter. I'm a lot busier in the morning these days with my added workout so I need some quick, easy, stylish things to throw on for work.


Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a great dress in one of the hot colors for fall!

Karin said...

Making some basics that you actually need is great advice that I am trying to follow myself! I like this dress on you.

Sewtellme said...

I am totally on board with the winter maxi, so easy yet super stylish. You look great.

Tia Dia said...

I love this dress! I love the fabric! And I'm addicted to EOS, too! I need to make some basics for fall - I looked at my summer closet (overflowing with pretty dresses) and thought I need to make up some winter dresses and skirts and pants and shirts and.... :) You get the picture!

Gabrielle said...

Quick, easy, stylish things to throw on for work - hear, hear! This looks like such a practical dress... prsonally I find it very hard to buckle down and make the stuff I really need!

Barbara said...

Very chic, you look great. Good job. I hadn't thought of it but maxis make even more sense in the winter. Thanks for the inspiration.