So I made the long version of Kwik Sew 3683.
I made a shorter version last week, and now the lengthened version, as the original tunic length just doesn’t suit me. I’m rather short (5 ft, 153cm) so I don’t look that great in maxi dresses either, but I gave it a go with this pattern.
I am rather embarrassed to be sewing a two-piece, four-seam garment and making it sound like I’ve done a good job. No…I think the pattern is forgiving, the fit is loose, the fabric distracts the eye from the construction (or lack thereof), so it’s lucky I can be this inexperienced and still make a DIY dress.
- Pattern used: Kwik Sew 3683
- Size made: XS (XS – XL included)
- Pattern pieces: 2 (omitted scarf and belt)
- Fabric: Polyester knit (95% polyester, 5% elastane), 148cm width, 2m length, made in China, bought from Spotlight
- New Techniques used: Lengthened pattern; Overlocking
- Modifications: Omitted scarf and belt; Lengthened hem to maxi dress length; Lowered neck line
To be honest, making clothes scares me. I read a lot of dressmaking blogs, and the complexity of it overwhelms me. Of course, amazing garments are made by talented, experienced people who have invested time and effort in their art. I just feel a heavy weight, an invisible barrier, that makes me reluctant to dive deep into it. It’s definitely out of my comfort zone.