Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress
Closet Core Patterns
Buy the Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress sewing pattern from Closet Core Patterns. With a loose, body-skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features, the Kalle Shirt and 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. Personalise your Kalle with a standard or band collar, an optional breast pocket, an inverted or box pleat, and button, popover or hidden placket.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:
– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)
What we think: This is a tried and tested pattern for us, and we love the different variations. Closet Core Patterns always nails the details, and this pattern is stuffed with them! If you need a little hand holding why not check out Heather’s sew-along for this pattern?
Suggested fabrics: 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.
45″ (114 cm) wide fabric:
View A: Sizes 0-6 = 2 yd (1.8 m) // 8-20 = 2.25 yd (2 m)
View B: Sizes 0-14 = 2.5 yd (2.3 m) // 16-20 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m)
View C: Sizes 0-14 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m) // 16-20 = 3 yd (2.75 m)
58″ (150 cm) wide fabric:
View A: Sizes 0-6 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m) // 8-14 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m) // 16-20 = 2 yd (1.85 m)
View B: Sizes 0-6 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m) // 8-14 = 2 yd (1.85 m) // 16-20 = 2.25 yd (2 m)
View C: Sizes 0-6 = 2 yd (1.85 m) // 8-14 = 2.25 yd (2 m) // 16-20 = 2.5 yd (2.25 m)
Sizing: 0 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.
Notions: Lightweight fusible interfacing; 1/2″ shirt buttons (crop top = 5, tunic = 8, dress = 9, popover placket = 4); polyester thread.
Note: This pattern is available in an expanded size range on the designer’s website (PDF only).
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Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen
UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48
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