1. Love your Kalle shirt! I made up one last year but when I did an fba it just didn’t work. I should have followed Heather Lou’s tutorial but I didn’t discover it until after and the result was such a disaster I tossed the whole business including the pattern (I had done a no-no and chopped up a printed pattern 🙂 ) I have the Melilot by Deer & Doe which has a similar shape but includes a bust dart making an fba much easier to accomplish (I hope!) 🙂

    • Tori

      Thank you Kathleen! That sounds so frustrating! I have seen the Melilot and it is SO pretty! I hope making that one goes much smoother for you. 🙂

  2. I love your redrafted hem! The hem is kind of what’s been keeping me from making anything but the cropped version. I agree with you that the curves are a little too severe for my personal style! This looks awesome on you!! You’re inspiring me to get with the program and redraft the hem myself too.

    • Tori

      Thank you, Whitney!! The hem was pretty easy to fix. When cut the pieces out of my tracing paper, I just laid the pieces on top of each other (meeting at the side seam, since I didn’t move that) to see if I liked the way they looked on top of each other. I had a shirt from Pinterest that showed the shirt just laying flat, so I tried going for the same look. I did use my french curve tool to make sure the curves were nice, but I have no idea how to use that thing, so there was no science to it. Haha! I hope that helps, and that you make one soon! I honestly love this shirt so much!

  3. Your Kalle looks so great, Tori! I am a HUGE fan of white button up shirts and I’m planning a white Kalle eventually. I like your modified hemline a lot and I may try something similar. My best trick for getting stains out of clothes of any color is to dab some dish soap on the stain and let it sit overnight or until you do your next load of laundry. It’s never failed me! Between me and my 3 kids we are always getting stuff on our clothes.

    • Tori

      Thank you, Teri!! This fabric is seriously perfect, and I want to order more for a casual Key Largo or something. I will definitely keep this trick in mind if I get a stain that won’t come out. Thankfully there are so many ways to get stains out! That gives me a little more peace of mind for when I wear this shirt.

  4. So fresh and pretty! I love a white shirt in summertime. I read somewhere that red bras are invisible under white shirts on light skin (Emerald Erin maybe?), but I’ve never tested the theory.

  5. Fiona

    This shirt looks terrific! I’m making my first Kalle this week and also had a ton of trouble with the sleeve cuffs. The way they’re applied just doesn’t make a ton of sense to me, especially having just done a Cielo top from Closet Case. The sleeve cuffs on that were really easy to do. Maybe for the next Kalle I’ll use a different method.

    Anyway, good job!

    • Tori

      I got confused at that step too! I might do a different construction method for the cuffs on my next one too. Nothing wrong with doing that. 😉 Thank you, Fiona!

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