Kimberly Dress from Athina Kakou
Loving this gorgeous new dress sewing pattern - it’s so versatile
The Kimberly dress is a beautiful woven dress sewing pattern. It has a soft V-neckline and a half circle skirt with a panel at the bottom. The design features optional pockets and tie belt. Version 1 is a long-sleeved dress, while Version 2 a short-sleeved dress, making it the perfect garment to wear whatever the weather.
It’s been designed with adventurous beginners in mind and will teach you some of the basic dressmaking techniques such as stitching darts, sewing an invisible zip, inserting sleeves, attaching a facing. There’s also a handy video sewalong that guides you step by step through the sewing process.
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. What makes this pattern stand out is, it’s available in a wide variety of sizes, starting from a UK 4 and going up to a UK 28. Athin’as mission is to create patterns for every woman, no matter what her shape, size, age or heritage is. She believes that every woman deserves to feel beautiful in her clothes and her size range is as inclusive as possible.