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.
Check the photos for information on sizing.
Fabric and supplies:
Make a fluid, drapey Kalle with soft fabrics like tencel, linen or cotton/hemp. 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
Lightweight fusible interfacing
1/2″ shirt buttons (cropped = 5, tunic = 8, dress = 9, popover placket = 4)
SEWING LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE