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.