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Have you seen Karl lately… in Setúbal?

If you follow any news in the sewing community, you might have notice a certain male name popping here and there…

Karl has been all over the world!

He’s quite the charmer and I totally fell under his spell!

The Karl Dress is the newest pattern from Monika, her first international release. It’s oversize fit is my favourite feature! It has a funnel high collar, midi length and a side patch pocket. I’m only 162cm tall, so it’s not exactly midi length on me. I’ll probably shorten the next one.



The recommended fabric is a mid weight knit, like cotton knit, french terry or wool knit, with at least 60% stretch. The funnel collar has no openings, so you need that amount of stretch to pass it through your head. I used a sweatshirt fleece from my local shop.

This was my second dress. The first one, although it fit, was much smaller. No, I didn’t sew the wrong size! I was so eager to get it done, that I didn’t read the instructions before cutting my fabric, and missed the part that said “Pattern does not include seam or hem allowances!” AAAAGGGHHH… Lesson learned! Luckily, I had enough fabric left to make another one!


It’s like wearing a blanket outside! I can see myself making one in every colour…

Too bad we’re having a late summer here in Portugal… I’ll have to postpone my next date with Karl!


Checkout Monika’s blog for some inspiration!

You can find Karl in english here:


or in german, here:


Don’t miss a 15% discount on your purchase until sunday, November 6th.


  • Monika

    November 1, 2016 at 10:21 am Reply

    Thank you so much Diana, I love that dress on you and particularly the sneakers give Karl that special look!

  • Jenya

    November 3, 2016 at 10:38 am Reply

    Pop over to Oz (Victoria to be exact) and you will have as many dates with Karl as you like hehehe Lovely, looks very comfy!

    • Diana

      November 3, 2016 at 4:26 pm Reply

      Hehehe… I shouldn’t complain… I love summer! I need to make a “summer karl”.

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