KIELO WRAP DRESS | NAMED CLOTHING
Sometimes you run across a pattern and think it’s cute, but you don’t try it right away. Then one day you find out about a very important event in your town and start thinking about what you will wear. While scrolling through your own pattern collection and inspiration photos on your Pinterest Board, you see it. You see the perfect dress for the occasion and envision how it will look styled with beautiful accessories. That’s what happened when I saw the KIELO WRAP DRESS by Named Clothing Patterns. And the best part is I had already sewn another one for Mother’s Day.
I learned about a Mother’s Tea in my community that was giving special honor to moms who have lost children. I knew immediately that I needed to be in attendance because they were highlighting a local organization started by a mom who’s son died several years ago. I had already heard her story and watched her launch a foundation in her son’s name, Erik Garcia “You Are Enough” Foundation.
In the midst of her own pain, Jacqueline Diaz-Fontana wanted to bring awareness to the world about mental illness and suicide prevention. When I look at her, I smile, because I understand the joy she has in her heart to help others from the pain of her own experience. The Erick Garcia “You Are Enough” Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and you can donate through the website if you desire.
The Mother’s Tea was beautiful and I really enjoyed spending time with the ladies as we listened to Jacqueline share her story. There were giveaways and a yummy brunch. Two of my favorite table decor items were the Scripture Frame and Rose Scripture Tag.
I’m so proud of my sister and what she has managed to accomplish through her trial. And God’s not done with her yet. Her grief and healing story is powerful. Many hearts and lives are being impacted through her words and service.
Kielo Wrap Dress
Now, let’s talk about the Kielo Wrap Dress. Named Clothing is an Independent Pattern Design Company. Let’s just start by saying I’m in love with this pattern. I’ve made it twice with long sleeves and I plan to make a sleeveless version soon. There’s also a jumpsuit option that I may sew in the future. I have lots of photos to share of both dresses, so get ready. We’re starting with the one I wore to the Mother’s Tea. WooHoo!
I used a rib knit fabric that I purchased from my local Joann Fabrics in this beautiful baby blue color.
The pattern is fairly easy to sew but be careful with cutting the pattern because cutting lines for the dress and jumpsuit are both intertwined. The pattern is available in Print or PDF on the NAMED CLOTHING WEBSITE. There are several video tutorials on YouTube for sewing the dress and I haven’t decided yet if I will create one. The company doesn’t have a sew-along for this dress on their channel.
The dress has a front scoop neckline, center back seam, back slit, sleeve variations, and ties that can be wrapped for several different looks. I’ll show you four options for wrapping the dress.
Wrapping Options for Kielo
I love the versatility of this dress. Check out some of the tie wrapping options. Whether you like to wear your dresses fitted or loose, the Kielo Wrap Dress has ties that are long enough to wrap in front or back, with enough length to create bows or knots.
Wrap Option 1
Wrap ties from front to back, then bring them to front again and tie. I just lapped one tie over the other in front and added a brooch.
Wrap Option 2
Wrap ties from front to back, then bring them to front and tie into a bow.
Wrap Option 3
Bring ties to back of dress and tie a fitted bow.
Wrap Option 4
For a loose fit, bring ties to center front or center back and tie a loose bow.
My Mother's Day Kielo Wrap Dress
This was the first Kielo Wrap Dress that I made. I wore it to church all dressed up on Mother’s Day. Then I changed my earrings and put on flip flops to spend time with my family later for a more casual look. I had no problem wearing the dress all day because it is so comfortable. I used a coral, floral Brushed Poly Knit that I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics many years ago. Here are photos with all four wrap options.
How Would You Style and Wrap the Dress?
So, tell me, how would you style this dress? Which wrap option do you prefer? Leave a comment below.
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