The equinox has been and gone but it still feels like summer. Highs of over 30oC. No wonder I’m still sewing for warm weather!
Yes another Kalle shirt dress. This time in tencel. I love this pattern. This is the fourth time I’ve used it. And I’m not tired of it yet.
Some of the features of this version
I added an extra 10 cm because I knew I’d be more comfortable, especially wearing it with a belt. Here shown with a simple self fabric tie.
I finally made a version with a collar! I removed 10 mm in height for both the stand and the collar because it looked a bit big to me and I don’t have swan-like neck.
Yes I did match my inner yoke to the soft furnishings. Yes I do love William Morris designs. Just in case you were wondering.
The collar turned out lovely, but probably would also be fine as drafted.
I was lazy and didn’t draft a separate undercollar – just took a few mm off the second collar piece after cutting it out.
This version has both a breast pocket and in seam pockets
The inseam ones are from Tessuti Patterns Bella dress and my topstitching shows up their clever design.
I sewed the vent back together again at the waist to help control the fullness when belted, but it looks good without the belt too
Here’s some with and without belt images to show you what I mean.
Navy and yellow make me happy.
I topstitched almost everything I could, including the side seams.
You can also see that I didn’t use self bias bindng for the hem.
I sewed this dress at a sewing weekend with M of NonSuch, and this was her gift to my dress.
Sewing weekends and sewing friends are the best!
This weekends project is a struggle with Tessuti Fabrics sewing competition fabric.
It’s not all going smoothly…