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Athina Kakou Sewing Patterns
The Kimberly dress is a gorgeous dress intended for woven, non-stretch fabrics. It has a soft V-neckline and a half circle skirt with a panel at the bottom. The design includes optional pockets and an optional tie belt. Version 1 is a long-sleeved dress, while Version 2 a short-sleeved dress, making it the perfect garment to wear all year round.
Designed with adventurous beginners in mind, this dress will teach you some of the basic dressmaking techniques, like stitching darts, sewing an invisible zip, inserting sleeves, attaching a facing and more. If you need any help, you can check out our video sewalong, that guides you step by step through the sewing process.
Depending on the season and the look you’re going for, choose light to medium weight woven fabrics with drape (such as cotton poplin, cotton lawn, crepe, rayon. Some lightweight wool fabrics could also work, but you may have to line your dress if necessary, to avoid itching or static issues)
In addition, this dress could also be made out of knit (jersey) fabrics after making some modifications. You can read all about that in this tutorial.
As for the size range, all our patterns come in sizes 4-28.
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Find out more about this sewing pattern from Athina Kakou Sewing Patterns here.
Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Wools / Suiting
4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28