Keilo wrap

Now I’m sure you’ve seen the Keilo wrap dress online.

Here’s my version to see out the Summer.

Heading out to dinner with friends
Allison from AllisonC Sewing Gallery blog gave me this lovely knit when she visited Sydney this month. We had a great day fabric shopping in Sydney as Allison had been my fabric enabler when I visited Hong Kong last year.

Wrapped at the back
This is the test Keilo and it’s the quickest piece I’ve made for a while.
I can’t wait until the painting is done.

I needed a fast sewing fix as we’re in the middle of painting and I have to pack up my sewing room. 

On the pattern I raised the armhole curve and wrap points and then shortened the bust darts. You’ll see these changes on the next version after my sewing room is packed up.


  1. What gorgeous fabric! I was just looking at this pattern yesterday and wondering if it would work for a shorter person (ie: Me!) I love the look of it knee length rather than maxi.


  2. This is so pretty. I love the fabric and the style. I've never seen this dress wrapped at the back, but I think I prefer it that way. Gorgeous!


  3. I know…#dilemma. However I can set up my travel sewing machine in the garage if I'm desperate to sew. Hhmmm. I think I will set it up in the garage 🙂


  4. It's such pretty fabric, perfect for an end of summer dress. The Keilo is lovely on you, it looks much more shapely than I would expect from the pattern.


  5. I so overlooked this dress when it first came out. I like how you can make it as fitted or as loose as you want.


  6. I didn't even recognise the Keilo, I think this is the first I've seen in a floral. From memory most have been a solid. It looks fantastic – it's such an easy make and looks fantastic.


  7. What an interesting concept in a pattern! It looks like it would come together in zero time flat. You've got an excellent fit in a fun summery fabric!


  8. This is just what I am looking for. I have bought some crazy yellow tropical/70's fabric and wanted to make more than a simple shift and I like the tie feature. i looks great on you, so do those leggings lady. Go Go Go Jo x


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