Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Kalle Shirt + Dress // View B // Closet Case Patterns

Kalle Shirt + Dress by Closet Case Patterns.

View A, tunic length, with button placket and collar.

Cotton sateen from Fabricana, purchased in the spring of 2018.  I had 2.2 meters, approx 47-48 inch wide fabric.

18, with no changes to the width. I realized on my previous versions I'd been using a 1/2" seam allowance instead of a 5/8" seam allowance, and used the proper SA for this shirt. I prefer the fit of the shirts with the smaller SA.


  • 2 inches removed from length at lengthen shorten line  
  • Additional 2 inches removed from the back at the hem to make a less dramatic high/low hem

This is my fourth time making this pattern. I have previously made 2 of View A and 1 of View C. This is my first View B.  I'm considering it a TNT pattern for me.

I think I prefer it in a drapey fabric, like the linen/rayon blend I used to make the dress version (View C) earlier this summer. It has a much breezier and relaxed fit in a drapey fabric.  The cotton sateen I used this time gives it quite a bit of structure, and it looks quite sharp and put together.  There is definitely a place for both drapey and structured versions of the Kalle in my wardrobe.

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