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Kiki- Kameez

Added Jan 6, 2010

by jays

London, United K...






This is my kiki, without buttons for the moment! I didnt realise this was a an advanced pattern until i was half way through otherwise i may have not attempted it! But it wasn’t difficult to sew, even though I’ve made a bit of a mess in places! Also I omitted the skirt linning- i found it too bulky for a salwaar kameez top!
The shoulders do slip, but like mentioned before just add bra strap tabs! I’m 5ft 3 and size 30, but the length of the pattern didnt need altering, it fits fine, just the bottom hem needed taking in slightly. I cut the pattern to the smallest size and left a inch seam allowance and the fit was fine too!
I kept the slit at the back closed and added slits on both sides of the dress for the kameez top style. Also gave it more feminine sleeves, as shirt sleeves are not suited to salwaar kameez and look horrible on me!





Garment Type
Chiffon, Blends

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    Jun 14, 2010, 09.24 AMby picky

    Better than the original! Well done!

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    May 19, 2010, 05.52 PMby annaelisabeth

    beautiful combination of colour. very well done

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    Mar 10, 2010, 04.14 AMby Sophie Phan

    this looks great.. i’m planning on making something similar to this but i’ll change it into a maxi dress, but with a low v neck line and with butterfly style sleeves…

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    Feb 25, 2010, 05.05 PMby zumurruda

    Very nice and you look lovely wearing it!

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    Jan 26, 2010, 11.49 AMby annmariam

    You sound like you had quite the adventure from making this. It looks beautiful on you and the sleeves are my favorite part!

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    Jan 11, 2010, 05.25 PMby carolinam

    i like your kiki dress a lot. I love the colour

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    Jan 7, 2010, 07.50 AMby frkbustad

    Lovely colours, and good work! I just love this pattern more and more, it so great to see it made up by fellow sewers! The sleeves are very cute, and all in all the fit looks very good!

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      Jan 7, 2010, 11.52 AMby jays

      thank you! yep i love this pattern too, the curved seam line is so pretty!

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    Jan 7, 2010, 04.20 AMby smallone

    ooooh much more sophisticated in your colorway – looks lovely !!!!!

    ….and wow I guess it really did snow over there !!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 06.53 PMby nettie

    This is so beautiful! And in my favorite color, too.

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    Jan 6, 2010, 05.55 PMby lenarrrd

    The colour scheming is great :) I was wanting to have a go at this too but the Advanced labelling put me off – I think you may have inspired to me to have a go!

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      Jan 7, 2010, 11.56 AMby jays

      thanks!- yeh have a go, it’s like the heidi (nice to look at and not too difficult to stick together).

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    Jan 6, 2010, 04.53 PMby wzrdreams

    Looks great! I’m so glad to see this dress pattern made up. It’s definitely on my list to do this year.

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    Jan 6, 2010, 04.13 PMby sewbissy

    I love tone-on-tone purple dresses. This one looks great on you.

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      Jan 6, 2010, 05.17 PMby jays

      Thank you! :)

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