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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 84 reviews
    88%
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    J
    Joy
    LOVE

    I had been looking for a shirt dress pattern and was so excited to try this after so many people recommended it. It definitely didn't disappoint! I loved it so much that I made it twice! The instructions are clear but I really appreciated the sew along, especially as a beginner sewist. I made a size 6 and added a few inches to make it a bit longer. I also made the hem the same length in the front and back since I'm not a huge fan of the high-low style. Love this pattern!

    K
    K Phillips
    Great Pattern!

    With so many options to choose from, it's hard not to find something to love in this pattern. The directions are simple enough, and there's a sew-a-long if you need a visual. My one piece of feedback is that I wish the front hem facing indicates that it could be cut on the fold if you use the popover placket.

    F
    Faye
    Love it!

    With the help of the clear instructions and blog post I made this shirt. No toile just worked from finished measurements and it fits beautifully. I managed to make the shirt from only 75cm of this fabric, using white fabric for facings. Planning on making more shirt and a shirt dress. Thank you

    B
    Becky Sawyer
    Pattern with lots of options

    Love this pattern! The instructions are detailed and easy to follow. I’ve made 2 tops using different options and have worn both several times.

    a
    ann kelsall
    Kalle shirt

    Good pattern and easy to follow. I managed to make view A with only one metre of linen by shortening the back and omitting the hem facings, using a bias binding instead.

    P
    Penny
    Interesting construction-clear instructions

    This is my first Closet Core pattern, and I had been told their instructions are particularly clear. I was not disappointed - very clearly written instructions for a well designed pattern. I was quite surprised to find the 'yoke' is not actually structural, but rather a 'bib' added over the top of the main bodice pieces. This worked quite well for my lightweight fabric, reducing the see-through-ness - not sure how it would go in a heavier/less drapey fabric. I was between sizes (16 and 18) and chose to size down, as I don't usually like my clothes too oversized- but next time I would size up, as this designed suits being quite oversized. I ended up giving my size 16 top to a friend - it looks great and she loves it so win there.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 84 reviews
    88%
    (74)
    8%
    (7)
    2%
    (2)
    1%
    (1)
    0%
    (0)
    J
    Joy
    LOVE

    I had been looking for a shirt dress pattern and was so excited to try this after so many people recommended it. It definitely didn't disappoint! I loved it so much that I made it twice! The instructions are clear but I really appreciated the sew along, especially as a beginner sewist. I made a size 6 and added a few inches to make it a bit longer. I also made the hem the same length in the front and back since I'm not a huge fan of the high-low style. Love this pattern!

    K
    K Phillips
    Great Pattern!

    With so many options to choose from, it's hard not to find something to love in this pattern. The directions are simple enough, and there's a sew-a-long if you need a visual. My one piece of feedback is that I wish the front hem facing indicates that it could be cut on the fold if you use the popover placket.

    F
    Faye
    Love it!

    With the help of the clear instructions and blog post I made this shirt. No toile just worked from finished measurements and it fits beautifully. I managed to make the shirt from only 75cm of this fabric, using white fabric for facings. Planning on making more shirt and a shirt dress. Thank you

    B
    Becky Sawyer
    Pattern with lots of options

    Love this pattern! The instructions are detailed and easy to follow. I’ve made 2 tops using different options and have worn both several times.

    a
    ann kelsall
    Kalle shirt

    Good pattern and easy to follow. I managed to make view A with only one metre of linen by shortening the back and omitting the hem facings, using a bias binding instead.

    P
    Penny
    Interesting construction-clear instructions

    This is my first Closet Core pattern, and I had been told their instructions are particularly clear. I was not disappointed - very clearly written instructions for a well designed pattern. I was quite surprised to find the 'yoke' is not actually structural, but rather a 'bib' added over the top of the main bodice pieces. This worked quite well for my lightweight fabric, reducing the see-through-ness - not sure how it would go in a heavier/less drapey fabric. I was between sizes (16 and 18) and chose to size down, as I don't usually like my clothes too oversized- but next time I would size up, as this designed suits being quite oversized. I ended up giving my size 16 top to a friend - it looks great and she loves it so win there.