Kalle Shirtdress Sleeve Pattern Expansion
From the Closet Core Patterns Community
Great pattern! I made mods on the crop top to suit me—eliminated the hi-lo bottom by lengthening the front to the back length, and turned up the bottom edge for a hem. The fit (on the 14-32 sized pattern) is terrific. I’ve made 2 tops so far and plan to make a few more with long sleeves, using the sleeve extension pattern.
I made this in a size 18 and adore it - I'm a fairly new sewer and have only ever used the Big 4 sewing patterns and I was BLOWN away by how good the instructions were on this pattern. One of the first items I've made which I've worn multiple times and gotten so many compliments on. I went for the tunic option and it looks perfect - the step-by-step process was so helpful, and at no point did I feel lost. I've already had people ask me to make them one as well... but maybe I'll put that off until I've made a few more for me.... ;)
Love the patterns.
The instructions was easy to understand.
I had been looking for a shirt dress pattern and was so excited to try this after so many people recommended it. It definitely didn't disappoint! I loved it so much that I made it twice! The instructions are clear but I really appreciated the sew along, especially as a beginner sewist. I made a size 6 and added a few inches to make it a bit longer. I also made the hem the same length in the front and back since I'm not a huge fan of the high-low style. Love this pattern!
With so many options to choose from, it's hard not to find something to love in this pattern. The directions are simple enough, and there's a sew-a-long if you need a visual. My one piece of feedback is that I wish the front hem facing indicates that it could be cut on the fold if you use the popover placket.
With the help of the clear instructions and blog post I made this shirt. No toile just worked from finished measurements and it fits beautifully. I managed to make the shirt from only 75cm of this fabric, using white fabric for facings. Planning on making more shirt and a shirt dress. Thank you