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Closet Case Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern (Intermediate)

£15.00
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Description

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, kimono 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.

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

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  • 5
    Simply lovely

    Posted by Sally on 20th Jul 2018

    Just made this, made a straight 14 & it fits, the only adjustment was to move the pocket up a tad, I have a shorter torso with l long legs. The tissue they use is sturdier than most, there are a few pieces to cut out but the end result is lovely. Closet case have tutorials on their website which is great to refer to if you are struggling, I have also made the Ginger jeans in the past and they are the most comfey jeans that I own. This pattern has a few variations that you can make and if you are a bit clever I reckon that you could add long sleeves to the drop shoulder for the colder months. All in a good pattern and well drafted that I will use again and again.

  • 4
    Lovely design but instructions could have been clearer

    Posted by Leonie on 13th May 2017

    I've just made the cropiped version of this shirt pattern and overall I'm really pleased with the results especially as this is my first shirt! I think the design is lovely and modern and I love the shape. I would have given it 5 stars but I did find, for my first shirt, a lack of images in the instructions however I loved the burrito technique for the yoke.