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, short dolman 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
I purchased this pattern as a gift for my cousin’s birthday! She was thrilled! It arrived quickly and without issues. This purchase motivated me to sign up to the Learn to Sew class and to make garments of my own. It was awesome! I am 1 Cielo top muslin in and am currently cutting my linen to make 2 shirts. Thank you so much for putting the course together. Very excited to continue learning with more Closet Case Patterns in the future. Wishing motivation and success to te CCP team.
As much as I love your patterns my lastest buy...Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress, has been a bit more of a challange for me. I finally discovered my issue and have adjusted my pattern for 'sway back'.
The problem I encountered was a lack of information on how to adjust this problem on the pattern. Online I found many sewing blogs for 'fullbust adjustment' associated with the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress, eventually through Pinterest I found two articles relating to my fitting problem, my own sources of references were inadequate.
Perhaps in the future more info could be added to the pattern instructions. I would find that helpful.
Btw, I am a tall woman with booty, this pattern shown on the models are women with a fairly flat butts.
Versatile pattern which can be made in different fabrics and be casual or more dressy. Quite easy to make and to add essential pockets to, for the shirt dress. I will be making more! Thank you CCP!
Very cute! Makes a good top for over leggings. I made mine in cotton voile and it's very light and flow-y.
Excellent pattern. Generous ease in this pattern which will be comfortable for summer and good for layering in winter. The sew along helps to clarify a few steps in the pattern. I was a little confused about the cuff. The burrito instructions for the yoke were perfect and I love the way the yoke and collar turned out. The directions for the button placket were good although I did manage to have my placket opening the "wrong" way. Made in a mid weight linen and used a cotton lawn for the inside yoke and collar stand. Also added inseam pockets using the contrast cotton print as well. Other modification was to raise the back hem. The bias binding hem is such a lovely finishing detail. I will definitely be making more Kalle's. For reference I didn't modify the length apart from raising the back hem and I am 5'. I might consider sizing down one size as the pleat in the back is very accommodating to curves.