Kalle Shirt-Dress Pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Kalle Button-down Shirt Pattern // Cropped shirt with band collar // 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 Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern
Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern
Kalle Shirt + Shirt-Dress Pattern // Technical Flats // Closet Core Patterns
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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: 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. 

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 (45"/1.14M FABRIC)

View A
0-6 = 2yd/1.8m, 8-20 = 2.25yd/2m

View B
0-14 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 16-20 = 2.75yd/2.5m

View C
0-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 =  3yd/2.75m

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)

View A
0-6 = 1.5yd/1.4m, 8-14 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 16-20 =  2yd/1.85m

View B
0-6 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 8-14 = 2yd/1.85m, 16-20 = 2.25yd/2m

View C
0-6 = 2yd/1.85m, 8-14 =  2.25yd/2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 1/2" shirt buttons (crop top = 5, tunic = 8, dress = 9, popover placket = 4)
  • Polyester thread

Details

Sewing level: Intermediate

Sizes: 0 - 20 (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): 46 pages

Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 2.5 pages

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Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
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R
R.G.S.
A must have!
V
V.
Awesome pattern, but would love more sizes
K
K.
I like this pattern!
M
M.K.
really helped me learn how to sew a collar!
E
E.J.
Great Closet Staple!!
A
A.H.
Great pattern for confident beginners to be challenged!

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
85%
(29)
12%
(4)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
R.G.S.
A must have!
V
V.
Awesome pattern, but would love more sizes
K
K.
I like this pattern!
M
M.K.
really helped me learn how to sew a collar!
E
E.J.
Great Closet Staple!!
A
A.H.
Great pattern for confident beginners to be challenged!