We’re back for another weekly dose of inspiration for your inbox! I’m excited about this week’s makes, so let’s get right down to it. Ready? Check out this stunning outfit:
See what I mean? Part of what makes sewing and knitting your own clothes and accessories so satisfying is that you can make something truly original. This outfit is one-of-a-kind and just straight up cool. Let’s look at each item more closely. First up, the cowl.
The 3-D effect is created by holding together fingering weight wool with a yarn containing stainless steel (really!) This version is stitched up by using two of our favorite yarns, Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock and NFC Chromium. Here are some pairings that would look great and make the cowl a solid color. Of course you could use two different colors for a totally different look!
Okay, now let’s talk about the dress! It’s called the Kalle Dress, and no, that is not a coincidence. Heather Lou of Closet Case Patterns named this pattern after our Kalle, the one and only owner of Stitch Sew Shop, Kalle Thompson! She is legit, y’all. Let’s take a closer look at the design:
The pattern can be purchased online in PDF format or you can make your life 1,000% easier and pick up the printed pattern at Stitch:
Our version was stitched up in an Italian 2×2 cotton fabric. It drapes beautifully and is an excellent choice for this pattern. Here are some other colors of this lovely Italian fabric:
Some other great options for the Kalle Dress would be a tencel or Oxford cotton; here are some we have in stock at Stitch:
And here’s some photos from the pattern website. From one pattern you can make a shirt:
Or a dress:
Are you inspired to make one or both of these projects? Please stop by and show us your makes, and share them on social media using the hashtags #mustmakemonday #fibrespace #sewwithstitch