Monday, March 12, 2018

Indigo Patchowork Kalle and Colette Beignet

Patchwork Indigo Kalle

Slow Maker, slow blogger here again. I mostly made this Kalle crop top last year but waited again to use my mom's bernina for the buttonholes in January. The top is View A of the Kalle Shirt Pattern. I squeezed this pattern out of a very small amount of indigo dyed linen and a shibori indigo piece for the yoke and facings. Both pieces of fabric were gifted to me and dyed by my mom. I am so lucky to have such a talented and generous mother. I would me in trouble if I didn't mention that my father is also talented and generous. Have I mentioned that he is helping us renovate a 1976 Serro Scotty trailer? I am thinking about adding a page on my blog to share progress on that project. But back to the subject at hand, these handmade clothes.
  Patchwork Indigo Kalle

I just love the contrast yoke. For me indigo is a neutral and I love the pop of interest that the shibori dyed yoke gives this top. By the way I added about 1" to the length of this top and it is still way cropped for me. It works perfectly with this Colette Beignet skirt. I actually made this skirt years ago, probably eight or more years ago. I wasn't too proud of it at the time because the corduroy is quite thin and gave a bit of a saggy appearance. While I think the design is better suited to a more structured fabric I am now extremely proud of this skirt. First of all I HATE making buttonholes and would you look at all the buttonholes on that skirt?! Secondly, I was pretty much a beginner seamstress when I made this and I fitted it quite well, and it is not an easy pattern. I had never known what to wear with this skirt either and wasn't used to such high waisted garments, but I have since come around. I think these two are the perfect pair. And the colors? They are my jam!

Patchwork Indigo Kalle

Patchwork Indigo Kalle
The curved hemline is one of my favorite features of this pattern.  
Patchwork Indigo Kalle
Being so cropped, I actually prefer this top as a jacket
Patchwork Indigo Kalle
I made the facing into a feature and it makes me so happy
Patchwork Indigo Kalle

Patchwork Indigo Kalle

Patchwork Indigo Kalle
Pearl had to make an appearance, duh

Pattern details: 
Kalle View A, size 6. Lengthened 1"
Colette Beignet size 4, no alterations.
Earrings by Claire Sommers Buck can be found here
If you haven't ever noticed these earrings I would be surprised because I wear them ALL THE TIME.
Boots are Frye Sabrina

2 comments:

Holly McClure said...

So lovely, Ashley! That shibori detail is stunning.

Ashley said...

Thank you sweet Holly! My mom did the shibori on this one. Xoxo