Kwik Sew 3658 X 4
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: When I find a pattern that I like, I sew the hell out of it. I like Kwik Sew 3658 and so I have sewn the hell out of it. Before I detail my Kwik Sew 3658 journey, let me tell you all the things I love about this pattern. First of all, it’s easy–like three pattern pieces easy. Second, it goes together kind of like Jalie 2682, but in dress form. It has that awesome Jalie 2682 neckline. Finally, it yields a dress that’s super-comfy but professional enough for work. So, for all of these reasons I’ve made four, yes four, different versions of this pattern.
I started by making my first version out of some paisley jersey that I bought at either JoAnn’s or Hancocks. I like this one, but the jersey doesn’t really have enough weight for this pattern. I tend to wear this one with leggings because it just doesn’t really feel like a dress.
I made my second version out of some red scuba fabric that I bought at Fabrics.com. I love the way this one turned out–the Scuba was the perfect weight. Inspired by my success with the red scuba fabric, I ordered some printed neoprene from Mood fabrics.
I love the pattern on this fabric!! The neoprene was a little slippery and I had to work pretty hard for straight seams. I cut a size small and graded out to a medium in the hips. I serged all the seams and coverstitched the hems. It’s such an easy sew!!
Last, but not least, I made my fourth version out of black scuba from Fabric.com.
To be honest, I made the last two versions of this dress this afternoon. I started cutting the fabric at around 1PM and finished the hem on the second dress at 5PM. This pattern goes together FAST!! I’m wearing the black version to work tomorrow! I LOVE having a new outfit on a Monday!! Have a good week y’all!!