Closet Case Patterns
This is my second Kalle. For construction details, refer to this post.
I saw this fabric at Joann's and the bolt said, "Modal." It was in the denim section and 60% off when I bought it. When I got home, I had to look up what modal fabric means--basically a super soft fiber made from beech trees. I have been wanting to make another Kalle ever since my first one, but wanted something I could wear without a slip. This modal has a nice drape and weight to it.
I inverted the pleat this time which I like a lot better.
I found my fabric to be slightly thick when hemming, so I encased the bottom of my dress within the bias tape instead of flipping it completely to the underside. I love the unexpected results of doing it that way.
I forgot to mention on my original post that I did move the pocket up. The placement marks on the pattern had it a little too low for me. I recommend checking that before you sew it on. I actually had to unpick mine because not only did I forget to put it higher, I also put it on the opposite side.
Well, I ran out of ambition with my MMM posts ha ha. I don't always leave the house every day, but I had 2 very busy weeks so it worked out well that I was grabbing for me made's daily. Maybe next year I will do better. :)
Now I have to get busy and pack up my sewing room to prepare for our move. I had to squeeze in this dress though since it will be a few weeks before I can jump back into sewing. Next post will be from Florida!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley