Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern | PDF Download
- FABRIC & SUPPLIES
With a loose, body skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features, the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress is the ultimate in chic, easy dressing.
View A is cropped with a wide faced hem, View B is a tunic length shirt inspired by classic men's oxfords, and View C is a stylish shirtdress with a high-low hem. All versions feature a subtly curved yoke, kimono sleeves with arm cuffs, and a dramatically shaped hem.
Personalize your Kalle with a standard or band collar, an optional breast pocket, an inverted or box pleat, and button, popover or hidden placket.
Kalle is also available as a beautifully printed pattern. This is an instant gratification PDF download available in both print-at-home and copy shop formats. See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
Model notes: Our model is 5'-8" and is wearing a size 12.
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)
0-6 = 2yd/1.8m, 8-20 = 2.25yd/2m
0-14 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 16-20 = 2.75yd/2.5m
0-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 = 3yd/2.75m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)
0-6 = 1.5yd/1.4m, 8-14 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 16-20 = 2yd/1.85m
0-6 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 8-14 = 2yd/1.85m, 16-20 = 2.25yd/2m
0-6 = 2yd/1.85m, 8-14 = 2.25yd/2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m
- 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 & French (French instructions available as PDF only)
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 46 pages
Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 2.5 pages
From the Closet Case Patterns Community
What can I say. This pattern is so well drafted and so versatile. I’ve already made the cropped version and the shirt dress. I love them and am now making garments to go with them. Thank you.
I have made three Kalles thus far -- shirt, tunic, and dress -- ranging from size 8 to 12 based on the fabric and desired boxiness. I love that the pattern allows for that. Very modern and fashionable design. Looking forward to future patterns from CC!
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!