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Sew Fearless Box - July

*** Available to order from May 15 to June 14. Ships on July 2 ***

With a loose, body-skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features, the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress is the ultimate in chic, easy dressing.

View A is cropped with a wide-faced hem, View B is a tunic length shirt inspired by classic men's oxfords, and View C is a stylish shirtdress with a high-low hem. All versions feature a subtly curved yoke, short dolman sleeves with arm cuffs, and a dramatically shaped hem.

Personalize your Kalle with a standard or band collar, an optional breast pocket, an inverted or box pleat, and button, popover or hidden placket.  More...

Variant

In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Kalle Shirt Dress from Closet Case Patterns

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

What you should know (or desire to learn): Attaching a collar, sewing pleats, sewing buttons and button holes, sewing a yoke

Fabric Options: Read more about the fabric options here.

  • Cobalt Check Cotton Seersucker - What looks like a gingham is actually a delightful seersucker, with all the texture and lightness that fabric has to offer. Crisp, yet soft to the touch, the fabric screams summer. With the fullest drape of the three options, this will transform the Kalle pattern into a airy and light dress that perfect for when it's so hot out you don't want anything touching you. And you'll look amazing to boot!
  • Salmon Pink Cotton Chambray - Chambray is a no brainer for this pattern - it's even used in the style photos! But we decided to go for an unexpected color in this soft salmon pink. The chambray weave gives it a heathered look, and the soft cotton makes it light and breathable. All of this combines to be a brilliant choice for a summer dress.
  • Blue and Green Spring Flowers Rayon Challis -  Of all the patterns this month, the Kalle pattern has the most versatility in terms of fabric options. You can choose anything from crisp shirting to slinky silk, so we thought we'd play with the drape of the dress with this lovely rayon challis. Covered with clusters of small sage green and white flowers, this deep blue fabric has just the right amount of pattern to really show off your handmade work on this dress!

Also in this box: Matching thread, fusible interfacing, nine shirt buttons, and a sewing machine needle