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Saturday, February 3, 2018

StyleArc reprise! Cleo #2

Do you have any patterns that you so love you make them numerous times and wonder why it took you so long to make it again?  For me, this is a pattern like that.  I've made it four times already but have only blogged it once.  Why oh why?  If you've never seen the Cleo, here is a link!  https://www.stylearc.com/shop/sewing-patterns/cleo-knit-dress/#

Well, here is another version of this dress that has me just loving this pattern. In fact, I've loved this dress so much that I truly feel like a million bucks wearing it.  I was a tad bit worried when I cut this out as the print is so big and it feels a bit tropical, but honestly, I really love it when I wear it and I get compliments.  What isn't to love? 

This fabric is from Fabric dot com.  It is a Telio knit.  I simply love Telio knits.  They feel marvelous on your skin, wash beautifully, and wear terrifically...is that a word? 

For this pattern, I kept my standard adjustments of an FBA, swayback, and sloping shoulder adjustment. 

I didn't take in the front and back waist darts in this dress as I like it body skimming not fitted, if that makes sense.  You can see below the other simple modification I made.  Instead of the sewn down the center V-neck band, I made an overlapping neck band.  I like this much better than how the pattern is designed. 

I plan on making this dress many more times.  I simply feel like a million bucks in it! 

 Here you can see the stretch stitch I used for the hemline.  I used this at the sleeve hems as well. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. What a lovely dress on you! Thank you for sharing this.

  2. It is a beauty! That fabric is gorgeous and the fit is so great. Love your dress :)