Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress

A review of Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress


Reviewed by ymary on 19th October, 2018

This version started out as a wearable toile, and it turned out to be my favourite new shirtdress! It’s first outing was during my holiday to Sicily. The perfect debut for a summery tunic dress.

Pattern mods:
My popover version of the Kalle is the tunic length but lengthened considerably. I don’t remember exactly how much I lengthened by but as much as my fabric meterage would allow for. I also levelled the hem out for there was less of an exaggerated difference between the back and front hems.

This gorgeous rusty coloured linen blend (one of my favourite colours of all time) came from Abakhan in Mostyn. I went and stocked up on linen blends recently for all of my summer sewing plans and in so glad I picked up so much!

Thoughts on the pattern:
Totally love it. I love the shape of the kimono sleeves and cuffs, and the box pleat at the back. I think it’s more wearable, for me at least, with the hem levelled out a bit.