The Kyle Dress

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When I completed this dress, my first thought was, “This looks like something Kyle would wear!” Don’t you agree? It’s a basic wool sheath, with a draped detail and knots at the left shoulder. I drafted the pattern myself. The shell is a wool suiting, and the lining is black silk. The knots at the shoulder are faced in the lining fabric.

This photo shows a bit of my process.  You can see my messy pattern .  I sewed the tie pieces with the pattern pinned to the fabric.  Then I tore the paper away, trimmed, and turned.

This photo shows a bit of my process. You can see my messy pattern . I sewed the tie pieces with the pattern pinned to the fabric. Then I tore the paper away, trimmed, and turned.

back vire

back vire

shoulder detail.  The pleats are stitched down under the knots.

shoulder detail. The pleats are stitched down under the knots.

shoulder detail

shoulder detail

side zipper

side zipper

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14 Comments

  1. Posted August 18, 2014 at 6:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous. Love the knots and how you sewed them up. It does indeed look like something Kyle would wear. Me too!

  2. Carolyn
    Posted August 18, 2014 at 7:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    This is such a cool dress! I may have to copy that shoulder detail because it’s so awesome!

  3. Posted August 18, 2014 at 10:34 am | Permalink | Reply

    How fun! Yes, this does look like Kyle’s style!

  4. Posted August 18, 2014 at 11:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    Clean and interesting lines. BEAUTIFUL!!

  5. Posted August 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is beautiful!!!

  6. Jacqui
    Posted August 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful! I like your trick of sewing the ties while on the pattern. And yes, it is a Kyle dress. Perhaps out of a wool double knit, right?

    • Posted August 18, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I’m allergic to wool, so…RPL double knit it is!

  7. Posted August 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It does look like a Kyle-style dress! LOVE the detailing!

  8. Posted August 19, 2014 at 1:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    great dress, I love the knot detail.

  9. Shams
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 3:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    Those shoulder ties are soooo cute!

  10. Posted August 19, 2014 at 11:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    Simple and elegant!

  11. Posted August 23, 2014 at 9:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    Very cool! I may copy that.

  12. Posted August 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I do love it! Thanks for the tuto!

  13. Posted October 20, 2014 at 5:23 am | Permalink | Reply

    Just beautiful

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