Keiki scores with the special technique of knotting the two front halves together. The softly falling folds from the knot area do not delineate the body in the jersey suggested here, but rather flatter it. The beautiful V-neckline further emphasizes the feminine lines.
Length at center back = 95-101 cm
In these instructions, Keiki was sewn from a viscose jersey.
We recommend a flowing jersey with elastane content. The fabric should be opaque as the dress is unlined.
Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the middle so that you can place the facing on the inside of the fold. The pattern pieces should all lie face up. Always align the thread arrow in the same direction on all pieces and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the clippings from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Clip the seam allowance in the fabric fold because this is always a center. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.
What you need from fabric:
- 2x back pieces opposite
- 2x front part opposite
- 1x neck hole band
- 1x front panel inside in the break
- 2x sleeves in opposite directions
- 1x front part-top
To sew this dress you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the raw edges.
Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretchy stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a household sewing machine, you should use either a zigzag stitch or the three-part elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch Neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something needs to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specifically marked are 1cm wide!
Have fun sewing!
We start with the front part. On the upper front part, iron the neckline edge upwards along the fold.
The ironed wrap is folded back again. Then place the front piece in the center front in a fold, right sides together. Sew the section marked X from mark to mark. The stitched seam lies exactly on the previously ironed fold.
Here you can see a detailed photo of where to where you should sew the route.
Open the piece again and you will see that there is an opening in the middle.
Now comes the slightly more complicated part of the dress. Sew the bridge of the opening together, right sides together, along section E. Marked here on the paper cut.
Sew the bridge of the opening together, right sides together, along section E. Marked here on the fabric cut. You then turn the front part through the hose back into the desired position on the right.
Place the two lower front pieces together, right sides together, and sew the center front together from the hem to the marking.
Now neaten the section D to D in the lower front part, iron the section 1cm inwards and stitch it close to the edge.
The two narrow ends of the previously prepared lower front part are pulled from back to front through the opening in the upper front part.
Fold the strips from the bottom part onto the top part so that the fabric is again, right sides together, and sew the section together up to the 2nd clip. Be careful not to twist the strips when folding them over.
Sew the other side of the strip to the bottom part. So you have closed the gap. You repeat the whole thing on the other side.
So that you don't have a hole in the knot that you can see through, you now counter-sew the front panel. To do this, you clean up the section between the two clips.
You absolutely have to sew the facing, right to left, inside out. The long edges are sewn to the seam allowance of the dress up to the clip and neatened together.
In the end, this is what it looks like from the inside.
Then you take on the two back pieces. Place them right sides together and sew them together in the back seam. The seam allowances are neatened together.
Iron the neck band lengthwise, left sides together, in half and sew it together with an auxiliary seam at a stitching foot width.
Then pin the band to the back neck hole, right sides together, and stitch a 1cm seam.
Then fold the band all the way inwards and stitch it into place with just a few edges.
Not much more and you're almost done, because now you put the shoulder seams of the back and front pieces together, right sides together, unfold the fold of the neckline and sew the shoulders together up to the clip.
Then place the wrap from the neckline, right to left, on the shoulder seam and stitch through with 1cm. The seam allowances are neatened together. The shoulders can be overturned and everything looks clean.
If you then fold over the cut facing, you will have a beautifully crafted neck hole.
Place the front and back pieces together, right sides together, at the side seam and sew them together. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.
Now it's the turn of the sleeves. First, iron the hem upwards. Pay attention to the clips in the cut. Then sew the sleeves with the hem unfolded, right sides together, and neaten the seam allowances. These are then ironed backwards.
The hem of the sleeve is neatened all around...
... folded up and stitched through.
Place the finished sleeves, right sides together, into the appropriate armhole. Make sure that the side seams and the clips line up. The seam allowances are neatened together.
The hem of the dress is also neatened, ironed…
... and quilted through.
Your KEIKI is ready!
If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please contact us by email at email@example.com. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.