Kalle Shirtdress Sleeve Expansion - PDF Download
- FABRIC & SUPPLIES
Turn your Kalle Shirt or Shirtdress into a cozy, cold weather wardrobe staple!
This pattern expansion includes a drop sleeve with a chic folded cuff and classic tower placket and can be sewn directly to the existing Kalle Shirtdress bodice. Please note you must also have the Kalle Shirtdress pattern to use this expansion.
The Kalle Sleeve Expansion is available as an instant gratification PDF with copyshop and print at home files. See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
Make a fluid, drapey Kalle with soft fabrics like tencel, linen, rayon challis and silk crepe de chine. Crisper fabrics like poplin, chambray, voile, flannel and traditional shirtings will create a more structured silhouette.
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45"/1.14M FABRIC)
0-8 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 10-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 = 3yd/2.75m
0-8 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 10-14 = 2.75yd/2.3m, 16-20 = 3.5yd/3.2m
0-8 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 10-20 = 3.75yd/3.5m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)
0-8 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 10-14 = 2yd/1.85m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.3m
0-8 = 2yd/1.85m, 10-14 = 2.25yd/2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.3m
0-20 = 2.5yd/2.3m
- Lightweight fusible interfacing
- 1/2" shirt buttons (crop top = 5, tunic = 8, dress = 9, popover placket = 4)
- Polyester thread
Sewing level: Intermediate
Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)
Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here
Instructions: English (PDF only)
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 13 pages
Copy Shop (36"x28" / A0): 1 page
From the Closet Case Patterns Community
This dress turned out well enough. It’s cute. The Centre panel, which gives the dress its character was a bit fiddly to make. I made my Charlie in a mid weight linen. Because of the gathering I’m the front, It may work best with a lighter weight fabric. I really love the deep pockets.
I love it, it’s great! I’m looking forward to making more Kalles.
I debated getting this pattern for a while, and I’m so glad I finally did! It’s wonderfully drafted and the instructions are perfect!
I get asked where I bought this dress all the time when I wear it. I made it in a lawn and I love the body with this pattern.
I can't rate this pattern highly enough. Great instructions, so much detail & the accompanying online sewalong was a game changer. I'm using the burrito method on all the shirt patterns I use from now on! I've made two Kalle shirt dresses already & they've both made regular appearances as part of my summer wardrobe.
I love everyone's versions of this pattern. I appreciate seeing that it works on many different bodies.