Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress Pattern
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.
This sewing pattern comes with meticulously written and easy to follow instructions, designed to give everyone beautiful results regardless of skill level.
Sewing level: Intermediate
Sizes: 0 - 20
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.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS (1.14m wide fabric)
size 0-6 = 1.8m, size 8-20 = 2m
size 0-14 = 2.3m, size 16-20 = 2.5m
size 0-14 = 2.5m, size16-20 = 2.75m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (1.5m wide fabric)
size 0-6 = 1.4m, size 8-14 = 1.6m, size 16-20 = 1.85m
size 0-6 = 1.6m, size 8-14 = 1.85m, size 16-20 = 2m
size 0-6 = 1.85m, size 8-14 = 2m, size 16-20 = 2.25m
- Lightweight fusible interfacing
- 1/2" shirt buttons (crop top = 5, tunic = 8, dress = 9, popover placket = 4)
- Polyester thread
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package arrived very quickly and the fabric i got was super soft and lovely - the only small (or big depending on how you see it!) is the colour for the off beetle green is a lot brighter in real life, at least to me, maybe it's my monitor it's a little bit kermit the frog! so will need to change the pattern i was going to use to something with a lower neckline, so the colour isn't too close to the face as i have a feeling the fabric is such high quality it probably won't fade with washing!