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Wonderful Things Fabric and a Kalle Shirtdress

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

If you follow me on instagram, I know you’ve seen these shorts before, but I can’t wait to show you a few more pictures!  I sewed a pair of Chi Town Chinos in Bonnie Christine’s newest fabric line, Wonderful Things fabric!  And they pair perfectly with this Kalle Cropped Shirt!

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

Let me share shorts details first!  These are the Chi Town Chinos pattern, from Alina Design Co.  I’ve sewn the shorts version once (never blogged but you can catch a pic on instagram) and the pants version once (you can find those here).  When Bonnie asked me to join her Wonderful Things Fabric tour, I knew that this pattern would pair perfectly with her fabric line!

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

Bonnie kindly sent me one yard of canvas from her Wonderful Things fabric line.  This print is called Aquarelle Study wash, and it comes in canvas and quilting cotton weight.  The canvas fabric was perfect for a pair of shorts!

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

Since I sewed these shorts up a few weeks ago, I’ve worn them at least twice every week!  I absolutely love them!  The print on this fabric is so pretty, I love these new shorts!

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

Ready for shirt details?  This is one of Heather’s newer patterns, the Kalle Shirtdress!  I grabbed a printed copy of the pattern from the imagine gnats shop.  When I was planning out this shirt, I knew I had a couple yards of Robert Kaufman double gauze in chambray (also from the imagine gnats shop).

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

As always, Heather’s patterns are great!  I love that this is a classic button up with a several twists.  I love the hem facing at the bottom of the cropped version!  And the inverted pleat is a deep pleat, giving lots of movement in the top!  The Kalle Shirtdress also has a great cuff detail at the sleeve!

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

 

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

I only made a couple changes to the pattern.  I lengthen the cropped version 2 inches in the front and the back.  I also decided to finish the cuffs by stitching in the ditch, rather than sewing a 1/8 inch seam.  I love that the Kalle Shirtdress pattern has a lot of options.  There’s a popover placket, hidden placket, tunic length and dress length!  I already have one more version so close to done!

Here’s a quick recap of all the details!

Shorts

Pattern:  Chi Town Chinos

Fabric:  Wonderful Things Fabric – Aquarelle Study Wash in Canvas

Size: 6

Modifications:  Added interfacing at the waist to help stabilize the waist!

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

Shirt:

Pattern:  Kalle Shirtdress

Fabric:  Chambray Double Gauze

Size:  6

Modifications:  Lengthened front and back 2 inches, topstitched cuffs by stitching in the ditch

Chi Town Chinos and Kalle Shirtdress :: Dandelion Drift

 

WOT-blog-tour

And you should follow along with the Wonderful Things Blog Tour!  It’s been fun to see what amazing things everyone is sewing with Bonnie’s fabric!  Yesterday, Thomas Pie shared the cutest little outfit made out of knit fabric from Bonnie’s new line!  And tomorrow, Bonnie will be sharing something, I know it’ll be great!

 

Hello Ollie Fabrics :: Scout Tee and Colfax Dress

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee :: Dandelion Drift

Hey there!  Happy crazy week to you!  I have been so busy with last minute Halloween prep, I feel like I’m having a hard time keeping track of what day it is and who I am.  I thought this was going to be the year of no handmade anything for Halloween, but I was surprised (pleasantly so) when Sweet Pea asked me to make her an elf queen costume!  It would have been received a little more pleasantly if the request wasn’t put in on Monday, and the Halloween party is tonight!  Yikes!

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee :: Dandelion Drift

You’re not here to listen to my Halloween woes, though.  You’d much rather hear about the pretty fabric I played with and what I made out of it!  Six months ago, Bonnie asked me if I would be interested in contributing some fabric creations to her spring quilt market booth and play with her new line of fabric!  The obvious answer when you are asked to play with fabric is yes…so that’s just what I said!

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee :: Dandelion Drift

This is Bonnie’s line of fabric with Art Gallery Fabrics, titled Hello Ollie.  Here is Bonnies super sweet description of the fabric:

Like the delicate trace left by a Swan’s dance on the water, this collection illustrates the image of spending an afternoon in the meadow by the lake. Named after Bonnie’s daughter, Ollie, sweetness is brought to life with dabbling swans, feathered fellows and garden blooms.

And it is just that!  Every fabric in this line is sweet and inviting!  This fabric is printed on certified organic fabric, and just like all Art Gallery fabric, is super soft and drapes beautifully!  I sewed two familiar patterns, the scout tee and colfax dress.  Both things I’ve made many times before and was happy to have a little piece that I could help with in making Bonnie’s Hello Ollie booth beautiful!

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee :: Dandelion Drift

The scout tee was sewed with a lace color block up top, just like I did last time I sewed this pattern.  I love the combination of the sweet swans with the lace!

Hello Ollie Colfax Dress :: Dandelion Drift

The colfax dress, my third make of this pattern, is such a great pattern, and pairs perfectly with the swan fabric!

Hello Ollie Colfax Dress :: Dandelion Drift

Just like when you are asked to play with fabric, the obvious answer is yes, your answer should be yes when I ask you if you want to get more great inspiration of Hello Ollie projects!

Pop around all of the lovely makers who have sewed with Hello Ollie fabric (there’s a full list of blog tour ladies here) and also take a look at Sarah’s beautiful swan quilt here!