Need an easy project that will add some excitement to your wardrobe? Well, I know just the right project to do; Mood’s Kiri Dress! You can be a monochromatic or a color-block queen. The best fabrics for this dress are poplin, shirting, and voile.
To create the pleats on this more fitted version of the Kiri, make sure your garment is finished and give it a nice press, then pin to a dress form or have a friend pin on you to create them. You want to make sure wherever you place a pleat, it lays nicely and the fabric isn’t fighting with the pleat. The direction of the pleats is totally up to you, but whichever direction you choose, be sure to mirror them on the opposite side. I also used the collar stand and collar from the Melia instead of the Kiri’s original collar.
Let’s have a look at some other ways color-blocking is being used for the upcoming season!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
The color block trend is easy to do if you follow the trending colors for fall! The colors we’re currently seeing are indigo, army green, clay brown, bright red, fuchsia, lilac, and silver. Depending on how vibrant you want to be, use the Kiri Dress or, if you want to be more two-toned, use cool colors for the Vallea Tunic. Another top trend is patchwork mostly moody earth tone colors. Depending on how much time you have, you can use the Ginger Dress or Maisel Dress. One last major trend is cutouts, whether they are on the sleeves or front and center. Mood’s Bluebell Dress would be a great starting point.