Kalle Shirtdress Sleeve PDF Pattern Expansion
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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
Love this pattern! The instructions are detailed and easy to follow. I’ve made 2 tops using different options and have worn both several times.
Good pattern and easy to follow. I managed to make view A with only one metre of linen by shortening the back and omitting the hem facings, using a bias binding instead.
This is my first Closet Core pattern, and I had been told their instructions are particularly clear. I was not disappointed - very clearly written instructions for a well designed pattern. I was quite surprised to find the 'yoke' is not actually structural, but rather a 'bib' added over the top of the main bodice pieces. This worked quite well for my lightweight fabric, reducing the see-through-ness - not sure how it would go in a heavier/less drapey fabric. I was between sizes (16 and 18) and chose to size down, as I don't usually like my clothes too oversized- but next time I would size up, as this designed suits being quite oversized. I ended up giving my size 16 top to a friend - it looks great and she loves it so win there.