Kwik Sew 4111: DIY Maroon Silk Velvet Tulip Skirt Dress


Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress

Hi Friends,

Don’t be fooled by the sun in these photographs: it was freezing the day we took them, and we had to be fast! That’s why the opaque tights are out…not very glam but necessary unless you want frost bite, lol.


Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress

This is my second version of Kwik Sew 4111, this time made in a maroon silk velvet I found on eBay. You can see my first version, made this summer, here.


Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress


Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress

There really is nothing new to add to the making of this dress that I didn’t cover in my first review. I attempted to lengthen the sleeves, and managed to add an inch to their length, but fabric limitations meant I couldn’t get them any longer. I do wish they were longer, but it is what it is, and it didn’t stop me wearing this dress to my office christmas party earlier this month. I also didn’t have enough fabric to make a belt.

All in all, this dress is so easy to throw on and wear and I think it will be a perennial christmas favourite.

See here for tips on sewing with silk velvet. I must say this silk/ viscose/ velvet was less shifty than the last one I worked with, and whilst I was dreading the hem along the curved edges, it worked out fine in the end.

Happy sewing everyone!


Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress



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About sewmanju

I love to shop, but I also love to sew my own clothes, and am currently on a mission to improve my (fairly basic) dressmaking skills. I confess to going into shops and being outraged at the prices of some (not very well made) garments (is it an age thing?) and think "huh, I could make some thing at least as good as that for less" (is it something to do with coming from the Indian subcontinent?) So this blog details my sewing endeavours, both good and bad....I love to nosey through other people's sewing everyone can get to see mine.

12 responses to “Kwik Sew 4111: DIY Maroon Silk Velvet Tulip Skirt Dress”

  1. Wynn says :

    I wonder how it would look if you added a thin silver or gold belt?

  2. Diane G @dreamcutsew says :

    Gorgeous! Such a luxe colour and it looks beautifully made.

  3. CurlsnSkirls says :

    Agree with both Wynn & Diane C above.
    (I’d go for the gold, if it were me, but silver would match your bag.)
    Hope you’re warm again!
    Happy Christmas! xx

  4. JenL says :

    Lovely dress and perfect for the holidays!

  5. Mary_in_AZ says :

    Manju, define: freezing. This is a short sleeve dress! I live in Arizona USA. It is now 65F. Compared to 110, it is freezing for me. No short sleeve dresses until June! LOL. Merry Christmas, my friend. I do enjoy reading your blog.

  6. Yvonne Bennett says :

    That fabric and color are both divine! Such a gorgeous dress and perfect for any special occasion. You look beautiful!

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