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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!