Every time a new Closet Core’s Cielo pops up on my feed, I tell myself, “Wow, I can’t believe this is Cielo; it looks so different!” With its effortless boxy silhouette, it’s been made in all sorts of fabrics and hacked in so many ways… I’m amazed how versatile this pattern is.
So I decided to sew my first one. I got the Cielo Fabric Kit from Core Fabrics which includes the pattern, two yards of double gauze interwoven with tiny metallic threads, matching Gutermann thread and a piece of lightweight fusible interfacing for the neckline facing.
Lightweight with a lovely rumpled hand, this double gauze was easy to cut, sew and press. Although, I rarely sew with double gauze, I know it tends to stretch in areas of stress. I didn’t experience it with this particular fabric. However, I was extra careful when handling it, and I made sure to staystitch my curves to prevent any stretching. I love how the tiny bands of metallic thread add a festive touch to the look. I have sensitive skin, so I was worried that these metallic threads would be irritating, but they’re not. The little ends poke on the right side of the fabric, which adds a lovely texture, while the wrong side stays smooth and feels very soft against the skin. It’s gorgeous and a dream to wear.
I chose Cielo’s View D, the dress version with the gathered sleeve (minus the cuff). I cut a size four and made no modifications. It’s a comfy dress that’s quite roomy, and I’m excited to style it for various occasions. To me, double gauze usually rhymes with casual, breezy looks. But the metallic thread adds a little je-ne-sais-quoi to the dress. I think it would be super chic to pair it with black tights and heels for a holiday party.