Kwik Sew 3522 made with the "What Was I Thinking?" fabric
Kwik Sew 3522 is described by the pattern envelope as a misses tunic and dress with a V-neckline, empire waist, kimono style sleeves, and neckband, waist inset and back ties are from contrast fabric. View A dress has short sleeves with contrast bands. View B tunic has three-quarter length sleeves with contrast bands.
I made View B, but lengthened the skirt by 6 inches, in a size XS. I also took 1/2" off the shoulder seams to raise the neckline a little bit. There is plenty of room in the sleeves so as not to have any fitting issues by doing this. I should mention the knit is a high quality, no sheen, rayon/viscose/lycra, and the black trim is a rayon lycra.
I do love this pattern. I have made it 3 times. I think I get a sporty look with the leggings, and what a bonus, the whole outfit couldn't be more comfortable. I also like to wear this dress thrown over a swimsuit on beach days, with no leggings.
I agreed with Uta when she suggested this fabric should have some kind of solid contrast. I especially felt that the black needed to frame my face instead of the yellow/green tones. This pattern has all the right ingredients.
While the colorway isn't my favorite, I do like the interesting print. In the end, this dress will be worn quite a bit this fall.
I'm looking forward to seeing your "What was I thinking?" creations!
My name is Shannon, but my siblings call me Mushy... I am a 44 year old wife and mom. I started sewing in junior high or high school on my mom's Viking. I had an amazing Home Economics teacher who taught me solid techniques. By my junior year, I had sewn a Vogue Bellville Sassoon dress, rated "advanced" for prom. Sewing runs in the family. I was bound to catch the "bug". I hope to inspire you to pursue your sewing interests as I have been inspired by others in the sewing community to pursue mine. Thanks for visiting!