Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Tunic with popover placket // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Cropped shirt with band collar // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Cropped shirt with band collar // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Cropped shirt with band collar // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Cropped shirt with band collar // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Shirt + Shirt-Dress Pattern // Pattern Envelope // Closet Core Patterns
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Kalle Shirt + Shirt-Dress Pattern // Technical Flats // Closet Core Patterns
$20.00 USD

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: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only

  • See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
  • Model notes: Our model is 5'-8" and is wearing a size 12. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
87%
(46)
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H.
Excellent instructions but neckline/collar stand don't match

Firstly, I want to say I have made a few closet core (case) patterns with no trouble at all: they are some of my most worn garments (I have 6 pairs of Pietra pants!). I am a generally experienced sewer but haven't made many shirts with collars/collar stands. I found that the neckline piece on my Kalle shirt was way too big for the collar piece (many cm). I ended up making it fit because I had already invested a bit of time making the front placket and yoke (very nice), but was disappointed and frustrated that I had to make alterations. The instructions are really good and easy to understand, so I'm not sure what I could have done wrong. I used a good quality quilting cotton. Anyway, the finished product is very nice in the end and fits true to size. My fabric is patterned so you can't really notice the little darts I made to take up the extra fabric around the neck line. I've given the pattern 2 stars because I think this problem is quite a put-off for me and probably won't make it again.

T
T.
Great pattern

I love this shirt pattern. Expect to make many, many more iterations :)

M
M.B.
Very good pattern & instructions

I’m happy with the Kalle pattern, to the point that I have made it twice, with plans for more to follow. The one thing I have adjusted is the length of the tail, as I felt it was just too long for my own personal style. A lot of fabric was “flapping around in the back”, so I adjusted my Kalle to be about 3” longer in the back, which suits me beautifully.

R
R.
Detailed and versatile pattern

I loved sewing the Kalle cropped shirt and will definitely make more of these. I rounded the collar a bit for a more feminine touch.

M
M.V.
Kalle - beautiful design, great tutorials

I made the cropped Kalle with a band collar and a popover placket.
It came together really beautiful and I learned a lot while watching the sewalongs here on the blog. Never heard of the burrito method before and never did a popover placket. I will make many more versions of this!

E
E.W.
Love it

I love my Kalle! It was an easy sew, thanks to the detailed instructions and the dress feels so comfortable.... I'm already planning my 2nd.

Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
87%
(46)
9%
(5)
2%
(1)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
H
H.
Excellent instructions but neckline/collar stand don't match

Firstly, I want to say I have made a few closet core (case) patterns with no trouble at all: they are some of my most worn garments (I have 6 pairs of Pietra pants!). I am a generally experienced sewer but haven't made many shirts with collars/collar stands. I found that the neckline piece on my Kalle shirt was way too big for the collar piece (many cm). I ended up making it fit because I had already invested a bit of time making the front placket and yoke (very nice), but was disappointed and frustrated that I had to make alterations. The instructions are really good and easy to understand, so I'm not sure what I could have done wrong. I used a good quality quilting cotton. Anyway, the finished product is very nice in the end and fits true to size. My fabric is patterned so you can't really notice the little darts I made to take up the extra fabric around the neck line. I've given the pattern 2 stars because I think this problem is quite a put-off for me and probably won't make it again.

T
T.
Great pattern

I love this shirt pattern. Expect to make many, many more iterations :)

M
M.B.
Very good pattern & instructions

I’m happy with the Kalle pattern, to the point that I have made it twice, with plans for more to follow. The one thing I have adjusted is the length of the tail, as I felt it was just too long for my own personal style. A lot of fabric was “flapping around in the back”, so I adjusted my Kalle to be about 3” longer in the back, which suits me beautifully.

R
R.
Detailed and versatile pattern

I loved sewing the Kalle cropped shirt and will definitely make more of these. I rounded the collar a bit for a more feminine touch.

M
M.V.
Kalle - beautiful design, great tutorials

I made the cropped Kalle with a band collar and a popover placket.
It came together really beautiful and I learned a lot while watching the sewalongs here on the blog. Never heard of the burrito method before and never did a popover placket. I will make many more versions of this!

E
E.W.
Love it

I love my Kalle! It was an easy sew, thanks to the detailed instructions and the dress feels so comfortable.... I'm already planning my 2nd.