Kennis Wong is a designer from Hong Kong with an eye for detail. I know this about her patterns, and I adore it. Before jumping into every test, I understand that there will be more options for detailing and finishing that initially meet the eye, and this new dress is no exception! The Oceanside Dress releases today and contains a sweet inset “v” cutout at the neckline and sleeves that “v” down at the sides for gorgeous color-blocking options:
After checking out my closet and seeing the desperate need for midi-length, I chose to lengthen my skirt for the perfect summer-garden midi dress!
Using solids for part of my color-blocking allowed my floral to stand out without being overwhelming. Both my floral and deep raisin solid fabrics were from Sly Fox Fabrics, and the blush pink liverpool was from Pretty Posh Prints.
As far as fit, this style is very forgiving and highlights the beautiful features of women. I measured a “0” up top and a “2” at the waist and hips and sewed a straight 2. The bodice gathers into the fitted waistband so nicely, allowing that fit/flare look with a beautiful loose/blouse bodice.
It’s so comfortable that I actually garden in this dress before heading out to enjoy friends and more pleasantries of summer.
Will I sew it again?
Absolutely. This style allows for many solid and pattern color-blocking combinations; and with such a different look depending on length, I could sure use a few more of these in my wardrobe!
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