Earlier this year I developed a serious case of Pattern Love! I fell for the beautiful Kyoko Dress pattern from ModKid Boutique and made it in several combinations for my little girl. At the time I could only wish for an adult version. A short while ago that wish came true when ModKid released the eagerly anticipated adult and teen patterns. So armed with a stash of fabric I set to work.
The instructions were very similar to the smaller version which made progress nice and simple. The pattern does suggest that the dress is made of a Stretch Jersey fabric, but it can be made from Woven fabrics with some small alterations. I had some gorgeous woven material that was just itching to be cut out. Here is the final result.
I made the dress with 3/4 length sleeves. Eagle eyed readers will notice that my Obi Belt is slightly thinner than the pattern shows, this was a matter of personal preference on my part and a mini alteration that I chose to make. I love my finished Kyoko dress, it’s lived up to my expectations and more.
But ever keen to experiment I went a little further and changed the neckline to give a deeper plunge and lower back, I also altered the hem length slightly. I love this little variation as much as the original.
Happily enough the belts work quite well on either dress! They are also ridiculously comfortable which means they will be worn often. My fabric choices might not be for everyone, but I can’t resist a bold pattern and a striking colour combo 🙂
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