Closet Core Patterns | Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress

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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)

View A
size 0-6 = 1.8m, size 8-20 = 2m

View B
size 0-14 = 2.3m, size 16-20 = 2.5m

View C
size 0-14 = 2.5m, size16-20 = 2.75m

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (1.5m wide fabric)

View A
size 0-6 = 1.4m, size 8-14 = 1.6m, size 16-20 =  1.85m

View B
size 0-6 = 1.6m, size 8-14 = 1.85m, size 16-20 = 2m

View C
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


Customer Reviews

Based on 119 reviews
Harlene overalls

I made these for my slender 14 year old in stretch green pinwale with antique copper hardware. I cut a size 6, added some length to the legs and took 2cm per side width out of the back. The pattern instructions are easy to follow though I would love it if every second size, rather than every size, was printed on one pattern sheet as this would improve ease of cutting. Maaike always sources good quality fabrics and the pinwale is easy to work with.

Sharon Robertson

Closet Core Patterns | Mitchell Pants & Shorts

Easy Style

This pattern was so quick to arrive, now to make it.

Pattern purchase

Always love receiving free fabric samples in my mail from Maiidesign - super speedy service. One of my fave places to shop

anne stephenson

Love maaidesign fabrics are always a delight

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