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A review of Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress

Mel Forrest

Reviewed by Mel Forrest on 30th November, 2020

If you have never made a shirt before I highly recommend the Kalle pattern. Not only are the instructions fantastic, there is a wealth of blog posts and online tutorials on the Closet Core website to help you along the way. You also get a LOT of variations for the pattern price (three lengths, two collar types and three placket options) and if you want a long-sleeved version, you can purchase the expansion pack.

I made my shirtdress in a beautiful cotton from Merchant and Mills and added buttons from Maven Patterns. I cut a straight size 4 and I think the proportions are great – comfy and cosy, but too oversized. Adding the sleeves was incredibly straightforward and I adore the deep cuffs!

You can read all the details of my shirtdress and see lots more photographs on my latest blog post here.