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The ultimate Kalle shirt

Updated: Aug 19, 2020


I made my first Kalle shirt this year. I’m officially addicted to this pattern…It’s the perfect casual shirt.  I can wear it with jeans, leggings, under a dungaree dress tucked into a skirt…endless styling possibilities, which makes it a really great addition to my wardrobe. As soon as I had finished my first one I knew I needed another and I had the perfect fabric in mind…in fact 3 of them from Samantha Claridge Studio (love a jazzy shirt!)





It’s safe to say I’m OBSESSED with these Ruby Star Society prints. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to combine them all and make a cool 80’s/90’s inspired shirt.

I had 1 metre of each of these fabrics, and have used them for another couple of projects for Simply Sewing mag (you can see these in my portfolio on the homepage). With what I had left I played around with positioning the pattern pieces and managed to get a cropped version of the Kalle out of it…so really it’s a scrap buster 😉 I used the Pink Anagram print for the front and sleeve cuffs, Grid pattern in blue for the placket, pocket and yoke and the Anagram letters in cream for the back and collar.

I just need to find some suitable buttons…suggestions, please! Self-cover or plain black are my current options...




I love using quilting cottons for dressmaking projects. They sew up really nicely and are easy to press. I can’t wait to get this finished and wear it out in the sunshine!

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