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KALLE SHIRT & SHIRTDRESS • Pattern

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By Closet Core Patterns, Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress is a paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: 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.

Sizing: This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 0–20. Sizing and finished garment measurements can be found here.

Fabric Suggestions: Make a fluid, drapey Kalle with soft fabrics like tencel, linen, cotton sateen, cotton lawn, rayon challis and silk crepe de chine. Crisper fabrics like poplin, chambray, voile, flannel and traditional shirtings will create a more structured silhouette.

Fabric requirements: Fabric requirements can be found here.

Trims required: Matching thread, lightweight fusible interfacing and 1/2" shirt buttons (crop top = 5, tunic = 8, dress = 9, popover placket = 4)

Skill Level: Suitable for an intermediate skill level.

All seam allowances are included and 5/8" unless otherwise stated.

Photo credits: Closet Core Patterns.