June 26, 2017

I was quick to order and sew up the new Kalle shirtdress pattern by Closet Case Patterns. I had seen a glimpse of the pattern last year and couldn’t wait for it to be released. It’s such a fun and modern take on a classic shirtdress.

I actually have already sewn it up once in the tunic length and I wear it all of the time. Hopefully I can that one blogger sometime soon as well.

The fabric is a perfect medium weight linen from the Fabric Store. It’s their military green color, although they have a lot of really great colors right now that I have my eye on. I actually have some of their black linen in my stash as well that I plan to make into something fun. It does wrinkle, as per all linen, but I don’t mind that at all. In fact these photos are after wearing the dress all day so not so bad.

The only change that I made to the dress is to shorten it. I shortened by 1.5″ which feels about right. It does get a little short on the sides sometimes, but I wouldn’t alter it because I like the cool shape that the side curve makes.

And that’s it. I love this dress! It’s cool in the hot weather, easy to throw on, but just put together enough to not feel at all sloppy.

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  • Reply PsychicSewerKathleen June 27, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Your Kalle is beautiful! I made one as well but sadly it just didn’t suit me at all. The shape was all wrong for me – I had to do an FBA which I followed on Heather Lou’s site but it ended up a mess 🙁 Yours suits you to a tee especially in that fabric.

  • Reply True Bias June 27, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    thank you so much! sorry yours didn’t work for you. I realize that this shape is not for everyone. But I am a sucker for anything that is straight thru the waist.

  • Reply Annie June 30, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Love this so much! At first I felt tepid about the pattern but the more I see the more I like it. Especially in linen, which I adore. And I have no waist since menopause so the straight cut appeals. I just fear that what looks cool and sexy on you will look like a prison uniform on me. Maybe in a bright color I can get away with it.

  • Reply Amanda June 30, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    I just saw something at Blackbird Fabrics that made me think of one of your IG stories, the hunt for a camel bottom weight. Plus they have a Canada Day sale going on right now.

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