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
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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
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    This pattern is currently out of print and will be back in stock at the beginning of May. Thanks for your patience!

  • 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 PDF download.


    Model notes: Our model is 5'-8" and is wearing a size 12.

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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.C.
Absolutely fabulous

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.

T
T.
Excellent, versatile

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!

S
S.B.
Charlie Caftan

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.

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M.V.
Kalle

I love it, it’s great! I’m looking forward to making more Kalles.

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!

C
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.