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Added Mar 12, 2010

by kalihix

Tokyo, Japan






My version of the Kyla pattern made for my girlfriend. Cotton – my fabric of choice. Darted the bust and added a zipper / hook and eye combo to keep everything snug :).

thank you for viewing!!!!

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    Aug 28, 2012, 07.33 PMby MissMaddiePi

    WOW! This is stunning – you’ve got a lucky girlfriend ;-)! I agree with everyone else – this is the best version of the Kyla, and the cotton makes all the difference. Phenomenal photos, too – guess I should check out your website.

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    Jun 20, 2012, 04.18 PMby n45

    The cotton fabrics really make this wonderful. It’s more casual, but also very beautiful in that “kimonoesque” kind of way.

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    Jul 19, 2010, 08.32 PMby sew-me-the-money

    This is my absolute favourite ‘Kyla’ – love the fabric, love the yo-yo’s!! can you tell me if the pattern has any shaping in the bust? darts or anything?? or did you put them in? Thanks =)

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      Sep 12, 2010, 11.53 PMby kalihix

      apologies for the late reply. I actually can:t remember if the pattern came with shaping in the bust. What I did was cut the fabric using the biggest size this pattern provided. From there I pinned the muslin unto her body and shaped it from there; marking it with chalk and using pins. Hope this helps!

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    Mar 22, 2010, 08.24 AMby mooneatingperson

    prettiest by far in my opinion

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    Mar 15, 2010, 08.06 AMby shizuoka

    wow this is beautiful!

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    Mar 13, 2010, 01.43 PMby kalihix

    thank you very much for the comments :). I started the blog last June and it has been a huge therapy / relaxer.

    As for the detailing, I’ve been obsessed with yo-yos for quite some time and have found it a great way to use up scrap fabric. I think it gives the dress some added flair. The front pocket was my gf’s idea.

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    Mar 12, 2010, 01.23 PMby simo-1

    I’ve just seen your website and I’m speechless!!!What amazing photos!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 01.14 PMby simo-1

    I love your dress! Almost all the details (how did you do them? They are wonderful!) and the fabric choice

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    Mar 12, 2010, 11.08 AMby learning-to-fly

    I love this, it’s so cute :-) Love the detailing

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