This year's holidays are being celebrated a little differently. While I can't celebrate with a lot of people, I can still make something for the event!
This year I made Kwik Sew K4104 & K4261 with a border print embroidered fabric that I purchased on a trip to Brazil. The patterns are very simple, with clean lines and very few pattern pieces; and the dress pattern is made specifically for border print fabrics.
I made a few modifications to the jacket to allow for the border print at the hem and sleeves. I chose to make the jacket cropped to my waist and decided not to attach the lower half of the pattern. I also redrafted the sleeves so that they did not have a dart at the elbow. That way the border print would not be cut off.
The dress features a square neckline with neck facing, a V back neckline, princess seams at the bodice and darts at the skirt. Since I am in #isewlation I had to use the notions that I had available. That includes using a hot pink zipper and yellow double-fold bias tape at the armholes.
The jacket is very simple and has no closures. It is, however, fully lined. I purchased a stunning hot pink silk lining from Astoria Fashion Fabrics. If you want to learn how to sew these two patterns, check out my new YouTube video! Scroll down to see how my Easter outfit turned out, and let me know what you think: