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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, short dolman 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.

Related Products: Kalle Sleeve PDF Pattern Expansion

Sizes: 0-20 (print and PDF) and 14-30 (PDF) 

See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here

    Fabric and Supplies

    SUGGESTED FABRIC

    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.

    YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 0-20)

    View A (Cropped)
    45" / 1.15m: 0-6 = 2yd/1.8m, 8-20 = 2.25yd/2m
    58" / 1.5m: 0-6 = 1.5yd/1.4m, 8-14 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 16-20 =  2yd/1.85m

    View B (Tunic)
    45" / 1.15m: 
    0-14 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 16-20 = 2.75yd/2.5m
    58" / 1.5m: 
    0-6 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 8-14 = 2yd/1.85m, 16-20 = 2.25yd/2m

    View C (Shirtdress)
    45" / 1.15m: 
    0-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 =  3yd/2.75m
    58" / 1.5m: 
    0-6 = 2yd/1.85m, 8-14 =  2.25yd/2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m

    YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 14-30)

    View A (Cropped)
    45" / 1.15m: 14-20= 2.25yd/2m, 22-30= 3yd/2.75m
    58" / 1.5m:
    14-20 = 2yd/1.85m, 22-30= 2.25yd/2m

    View B (Tunic)
    45" / 1.15m:
    14-20= 3yd/2.75m, 22-30= 3.25yd/3m
    58" / 1.5m:  
    14-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m, 22-30 = 2.75yd/2.5m

    View C (Shirtdress)
    45" / 1.15m:
     14-20 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 22-30 = 3.75yd/3.4m
    58" / 1.5m: 
    14-20 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 22-30 = 3.25yd/3.2m

    ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
    • Lightweight fusible interfacing
    • 1/2" shirt buttons (0-20: cropped = 5, tunic = 8, dress = 9, popover placket = 4, 14-30: cropped = 7, tunic = 9, dress = 11, popover placket = 4)
    • Polyester thread

    Details

    Sewing level: Intermediate

    Sizes: 0-20 and 14-30 (see our sizing chart here

    Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here

    Instructions: English & French (French instructions available as PDF only)

    Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 0-20 = 46 pages, 14-30 =60 pages, sizes are layered.

    Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 0-20 = 2.5 pages, 14-30 = 3 pages, sizes are layered.


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 68 reviews
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    V.W.
    My new favorite

    I’ve made this pattern three times now in three different lengths. The construction/finishing is so easy and looks so good. I want to make so many more!

    S
    S.
    Kalle is a really fun pattern I will definitely make again.

    I enjoyed making the longest length version of this shirtdress. I made it in a bold Indian print and it worked great. I was just careful about matching patterns on the collar and sleeves. I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear this. It's literally my favorite garment in my wardrobe at the moment. It really helps if you have experience with things like collars, yokes, buttons plackets, etc. before making this pattern, but I found a great tutorial on Closet Core's website about how to do the popover placket, as it was my first time doing this particular style. The instructions make sense, but sometimes you need to SEE it to really understand it, right? I made a few modifications to the pattern. I added pockets because I believe every garment should have pockets, and I made a few alterations to fit my body, which were easy to do. I definitely want to make this pattern again. I'd like to make the shorter tunic version and another dress length is a solid poplin or cambric.

    B
    B.C.
    Great make

    I loved this pattern. The accompanying instruction book and tutorials on the site made making Kalle fun to make. I will make another but this time not shorten the tunic view so it will be longer.

    S
    S.S.
    Kale shirt

    Love the pattern. I will make it again. I can’t send a picture now, shirt in ironing bin.

    E
    E.T.
    Great Desgin

    As with all the patterns I've purchased from Closet Core, the Kalle is an instant classic. I've already made 2 and have plans for many more. Having different options in the pattern for the placket and collar will make my closet feel like it has more variety. Pattern instructions and the sew-along are great resources as well.

    A
    A.
    Super cute and easy to sew up!

    I was so happy with this pattern, the instructions were super clear and the final product has become one of my favorite shirts. Made in a cotton poplin.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 68 reviews
    87%
    (59)
    9%
    (6)
    3%
    (2)
    1%
    (1)
    0%
    (0)
    V
    V.W.
    My new favorite

    I’ve made this pattern three times now in three different lengths. The construction/finishing is so easy and looks so good. I want to make so many more!

    S
    S.
    Kalle is a really fun pattern I will definitely make again.

    I enjoyed making the longest length version of this shirtdress. I made it in a bold Indian print and it worked great. I was just careful about matching patterns on the collar and sleeves. I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear this. It's literally my favorite garment in my wardrobe at the moment. It really helps if you have experience with things like collars, yokes, buttons plackets, etc. before making this pattern, but I found a great tutorial on Closet Core's website about how to do the popover placket, as it was my first time doing this particular style. The instructions make sense, but sometimes you need to SEE it to really understand it, right? I made a few modifications to the pattern. I added pockets because I believe every garment should have pockets, and I made a few alterations to fit my body, which were easy to do. I definitely want to make this pattern again. I'd like to make the shorter tunic version and another dress length is a solid poplin or cambric.

    B
    B.C.
    Great make

    I loved this pattern. The accompanying instruction book and tutorials on the site made making Kalle fun to make. I will make another but this time not shorten the tunic view so it will be longer.

    S
    S.S.
    Kale shirt

    Love the pattern. I will make it again. I can’t send a picture now, shirt in ironing bin.

    E
    E.T.
    Great Desgin

    As with all the patterns I've purchased from Closet Core, the Kalle is an instant classic. I've already made 2 and have plans for many more. Having different options in the pattern for the placket and collar will make my closet feel like it has more variety. Pattern instructions and the sew-along are great resources as well.

    A
    A.
    Super cute and easy to sew up!

    I was so happy with this pattern, the instructions were super clear and the final product has become one of my favorite shirts. Made in a cotton poplin.