As the name suggests, Closet Core Patterns design 'core' patterns for your wardrobe, i.e. a capsule wardrobe! The Kalle shirt has most definitely done the rounds on social media feeds!
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.
Personalise your Kalle with a standard or band collar, an optional breast pocket, an inverted or box pleat, and button, popover or hidden placket.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizes: 0-20 US sizing
Fabrics and Notions:
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.
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
- 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)
- Sewing thread
Seam Allowance: Our patterns for woven fabrics have a 5/8 seam allowance included.
Photo Credits: Closet Core Studio Inc
Only the sewing pattern is supplied - photos are for reference only for what the finished garment could look like.