Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress


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.


Pattern includes sizes 0-20.  For Closet Case Patterns' size chart, click here.

Difficulty Level

Closet Case Patterns has five difficulty levels.  This pattern is a level 3 pattern.

Fabric Needed

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.

1.14 m-wide fabric
View A:0-6 = 1.8m, 8-20 = 2m
View B: 0-14 = 2.3m, 16-20 = 2.5m
View C: 0-14 = 2.5m, 16-20 = 2.75m

1.5 m-wide fabric
View A: 0-6 = 1.4m, 8-14 = 1.6m, 16-20 = 1.85m
View B: 0-6 = 1.6m, 8-14 = 1.85m, 16-20 = 2m
View C: 0-6 = 1.85m, 8-14 = 2m, 16-20 = 2.25m

Haberdashery Needed

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