Kwik Sew 3632 = Cute Dress For Me

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I want to sew more for me, but it is so hard to make stuff I like! I have wasted too much time and money on fabric and patterns that aren’t flattering.  Being slightly chubby doesn’t make it any easier, lol.

I made a dress yesterday that I am pretty happy with.

I used Kwik Sew 3632 and some knit fabric I found online. I have to say that I am in love with this fabric! The line is called “The Style Studio” and is a stretch rayon jersey knit.  I looked back at fabric.com’s website and saw that I like several other prints in this line.  Yea!  I will order a few additional prints to make another dress or two.  

If you want an easy-care knit for yourself, I recommend this fabric.  It is so soft, lightweight, and not sheer at all.

I have had this pattern in my stash since last year.  I bought it so I could try to duplicate one of my favorite dresses I always wear.  It came close.  To improve it, I think I need to find a simple peasant dress pattern with separate sleeves.  This one had the sleeves already connected to the dress, so the fit was a bit awkward.

I tried and tried to get a good picture of myself in the mirror.  That is so hard to do!  

I don’t have a full-length mirror in the house, and I have to look through the lens of my Nikon, so that makes it very awkward!  Luckily, my husband got this shot of me and my little princess when we went to her preschool program. (Update: this post is from May 2011- so before our phone cameras were any good, lol.)

I did make a muslin of this pattern.  I didn’t want to cut into the fabric unless I was sure I liked the style.  I kind of like how it looks in a cotton fabric, so I may have to try it in cotton sometime.

(My bathroom is a work in progress…  If it ever gets finished,
 I will  dedicate an entire post to the photos.)


My only modifications were to shirr around the arms and waist instead of making casings.  This pattern (Kwik Sew 3632) was a very quick and easy project!

Let me know if you end up sewing one!

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  1. The Sanders Family says:

    Hello, I love your site and am a very beginner at sewing. I tried to find that pattern and its no longer available? Is there a website of patterns that would be easy to use? And I checked out fabrics.com, is 7-8 dollars (on sale) a normal price for fabric? I thought it would be cheaper to make my own…but not sure. Thanks for any info!

  2. I love the dress and fabric. It looks fabulous on you. Way to go on sewing something for yourself. I haven't done that in a really long time.

    –Rachel visiting from Take a Look Tuesday

  3. I love all of your sewing! I'm a new follower too!

  4. angie @ the cellar door stories says:

    i'm super impressed! wish i had sewing talent 🙂

    thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment on my gallery wall ~ i really appreciate it!

  5. love it! You did a good job. I just went and got some elastic thread to try that exact thing.

  6. I just found your blog today from the blog hop. I follow you now. Can't wait to read more.

  7. DanielleCorrelle says:

    Oh I love this! I wish I could get the hang of sewing.

  8. New follower from Friday Blog Hop! 🙂

  9. it's very cute as a top, too!