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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 14-32 (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 14-32)

    View A (Cropped)
    45" / 1.15m: 14-20= 2.25yd/2m, 22-32= 3yd/2.75m
    58" / 1.5m:
    14-20 = 2yd/1.85m, 22-32= 2.25yd/2m

    View B (Tunic)
    45" / 1.15m:
    14-20= 3yd/2.75m, 22-32= 3.25yd/3m
    58" / 1.5m:  
    14-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m, 22-32 = 2.75yd/2.5m

    View C (Shirtdress)
    45" / 1.15m:
     14-20 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 22-32 = 3.75yd/3.4m
    58" / 1.5m: 
    14-20 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 22-32 = 3.25yd/3.2m

    ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
    • Lightweight fusible interfacing
    • 1/2" shirt buttons (0-20: cropped = 5, tunic = 8, dress = 9, popover placket = 4, 14-32: cropped = 7, tunic = 9, dress = 11, popover placket = 4)
    • Polyester thread

    Details

    Sewing level: Intermediate

    Sizes: 0-20 and 14-32 (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, 14-32 =60 pages, sizes are layered.

    Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 0-20 = 2.5 pages, 14-32 = 3 pages, sizes are layered.


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 78 reviews
    87%
    (68)
    9%
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    3%
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    1%
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    J
    Jacqulin Williams
    Kalle Shirt Dress

    I do not like to high low look, however I am an experienced sewist and can change that issue easily. Other than that I love the pattern!

    M
    Marleen
    Absolute winner

    I have been looking for a not to formal shirtdress for ages and this one definitely fits the bill.

    The instructions are easy to follow. Even for the more tricky parts such as the collar.

    I already made a second one and have ordered the sleeve add-on too.

    K
    Kelly T
    Beautiful Pattern

    I used this pattern to make the top version from an old outdated top that belonged to my grandmother. I truly love how it came out and I am so pleased to have the top as a way to remember my grandmother.

    L
    Leanne Junnila
    nice easy to understand pattern

    Nice pattern, nice instructions. I have made two already and have a 3rd cut out and ready to go. It was my first time making any type of shirt placket, and first time making button holes, and everything was easy to understand and smooth.

    S
    Sally Longendyke
    Kalle shirtdress - mildly confusing instructions

    I made the blouse option. I love the end result. It was my first time making a popover placket and I am pleased with it. I have made traditional button plackets so that wasn't too intimidating. The hem is lovely and the instructions for that were clear. I did really struggle with the collar instructions. I am a very visual learner and I could not wrap my head around the bit about the part of the collar near the placket. I tried twice and watched the tutorial and still could not get a good result. I finally used another method that I have used previously on another pattern and was able to resolve my issues. I also really struggled to understand the instructions for the sleeve cuff! I think that the instructions could be a little more clearly written for this part. I didn't understand that you do not align the raw edge with the sleeve edge. Thanks for a lovely pattern.

    E
    Elsa W
    Stylish pattern with lots of options.

    So many options! Decided to go with a shirt as a first try. I added 6 inches to the length as I felt more comfortable with more coverage.
    I made a straight size 22 (yes to the extended sizes options!) and it fits perfectly with no need for an FBA. It took me a while to figure out how to iron the hidden button placket (navigating between the sew along and the pattern) but got there in the end. Definitely a bit challenging but a great results with interesting features.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 78 reviews
    87%
    (68)
    9%
    (7)
    3%
    (2)
    1%
    (1)
    0%
    (0)
    J
    Jacqulin Williams
    Kalle Shirt Dress

    I do not like to high low look, however I am an experienced sewist and can change that issue easily. Other than that I love the pattern!

    M
    Marleen
    Absolute winner

    I have been looking for a not to formal shirtdress for ages and this one definitely fits the bill.

    The instructions are easy to follow. Even for the more tricky parts such as the collar.

    I already made a second one and have ordered the sleeve add-on too.

    K
    Kelly T
    Beautiful Pattern

    I used this pattern to make the top version from an old outdated top that belonged to my grandmother. I truly love how it came out and I am so pleased to have the top as a way to remember my grandmother.

    L
    Leanne Junnila
    nice easy to understand pattern

    Nice pattern, nice instructions. I have made two already and have a 3rd cut out and ready to go. It was my first time making any type of shirt placket, and first time making button holes, and everything was easy to understand and smooth.

    S
    Sally Longendyke
    Kalle shirtdress - mildly confusing instructions

    I made the blouse option. I love the end result. It was my first time making a popover placket and I am pleased with it. I have made traditional button plackets so that wasn't too intimidating. The hem is lovely and the instructions for that were clear. I did really struggle with the collar instructions. I am a very visual learner and I could not wrap my head around the bit about the part of the collar near the placket. I tried twice and watched the tutorial and still could not get a good result. I finally used another method that I have used previously on another pattern and was able to resolve my issues. I also really struggled to understand the instructions for the sleeve cuff! I think that the instructions could be a little more clearly written for this part. I didn't understand that you do not align the raw edge with the sleeve edge. Thanks for a lovely pattern.

    E
    Elsa W
    Stylish pattern with lots of options.

    So many options! Decided to go with a shirt as a first try. I added 6 inches to the length as I felt more comfortable with more coverage.
    I made a straight size 22 (yes to the extended sizes options!) and it fits perfectly with no need for an FBA. It took me a while to figure out how to iron the hidden button placket (navigating between the sew along and the pattern) but got there in the end. Definitely a bit challenging but a great results with interesting features.