Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Cropped shirt with band collar // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Cropped shirt with band collar // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Cropped shirt with band collar // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Cropped shirt with band collar // Closet Case Patterns
Kalle Shirt + Shirt-Dress Pattern // Pattern Envelope // Closet Case Patterns
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  • DESCRIPTION
  • FABRIC & SUPPLIES
  • DETAILS
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    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 available as an instant gratification PDF (with copyshop and print at home files), or as a beautifully printed pattern. See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here. Both versions feature our meticulously written and easy to follow instructions, designed to give everyone beautiful results regardless of skill level.

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    SUGGESTED FABRIC

    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)

    View A
    0-6 = 2yd/1.8m, 8-20 = 2.25yd/2m

    View B
    0-14 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 16-20 = 2.75yd/2.5m

    View C
    0-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 =  3yd/2.75m

    YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)

    View A
    0-6 = 1.5yd/1.4m, 8-14 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 16-20 =  2yd/1.85m

    View B
    0-6 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 8-14 = 2yd/1.85m, 16-20 = 2.25yd/2m

    View C
    0-6 = 2yd/1.85m, 8-14 =  2.25yd/2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m

    ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

    • Lightweight fusible interfacing
    • 1/2" shirt buttons (crop top = 5, tunic = 8, dress = 9, popover placket = 4)
    • Polyester thread

     

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    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

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M
M.
Amazing kalle!

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!

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C.B.
So comfy and chic

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.

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H.M.
Kalle shirt dress

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.

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N.F.
It's a beautiful pattern and I can't wait to make it!

I love everyone's versions of this pattern. I appreciate seeing that it works on many different bodies.

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S.J.
I'm making one for every day of the week

I've made this shirt dress twice now, two different views. The first time I used the pattern i worked slowly and made a few little mistakes. Second time was a breeze! Size is true to measurements, I'll be making so many more!

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C.I.
My Kalle

I made the Kalle shirtdress with the full button front. I used a lightweight cotton lawn fabric, and I just love it for beating the heat in summer. Now excuse me, I'm off to make a million more!