I don’t think I’ve worn a crop top since I was 15 years old, but my new Kalle Shirt is breaking that drought!
I’ve had the Kalle pattern sitting in my stash for a while now, and it wasn’t until I sat down to plan out my Make Nine for 2019 that I remembered I had the perfect fabric for it.
I used a gorgeous printed rayon that I purchase from Spotlight about 2 years ago. This fabric made my shirt super soft with a lot of drape.
Based on the finished garment measurements, I decided to sew up a size 8, with no pattern modifications. I went with an inverted pleat on the back, standard collar, a hidden button placket, and I left the breast pocket off.
I decided to try pattern matching on the hidden placket. I’m not very good at pattern matching at the best of times, so I don’t know why I thought I could pull it off here. As you can see, I got close, but it’s not perfect!
I’m in love with how the hidden placket looks! It gives such a clean finish to the shirt. I used some nondescript white buttons for the body, but went for a fancy gold button at the neck.
- Pattern brand/name/number: Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress by Closet Case Patterns
- Style, size: View A, size 8
- Fabric: Printed rayon, purchased from Spotlight
- Notions: 5 white, nondescript bottoms, 1 fancy golden button
- Modifications/alterations: None at all
I’m so happy that I was able to use a fabric and a pattern that I’ve had sitting around for a while. I don’t think I have a huge fabric stash, but I don’t want to add to it this year, so I’m going to try and use what I’ve got, as much as possible, in 2019.