Kalle Shirt or Dress, Alberta St Store, Thursdays, September 5, 12, & 19, 6-9 pm
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner, ages 15 and up
With a loose, body skimming silhouette and skill-building design features, the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress is the ultimate in chic, easy dressing. We will be making the Popover Placket with a Standard Collar and Box Pleat in class. You will choose your desired length: cropped shirt, tunic shirt, or shirt dress. You will also choose either the high-low hem included in the pattern design or learn how to alter your pattern for a straight hem. You’ll learn how to adjust a pattern to fit your body measurements and how to use a serger for a professional seam finish. Please note that this class will require 2-3 hours of homework between each session.
• Kalle Pattern by Closet Case Patterns
• Swedish Tracing Paper
• Fabric required for size and length desired (recommend light- to medium-weight wovens and shirtings such as poplin, chambray, tencel, linen, rayon challis, crepe de chine, voile, and flannel, pre-washed.
• 3/4 yard Shapeflex Fusible Interfacing
• 4 1/2” buttons
• All Purpose Polyester thread (recommend Mettler Metrosene)
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes early.
What is an “Advanced Beginner” class at Modern Domestic?
You have a good handle on the basics and are ready to dip your toe into more challenging waters. You’re still fairly new to sewing from patterns and could use help with how to manipulate the pattern to get a better fit. You want to add some new skills to your repertoire (invisible zippers, setting-in sleeves, sewing with a serger, etc.). Classes generally require homework.