Skill Level

Confident Beginners

Tutor

Kaye

Course Description

Our latest Sew-Along features the Kalle Shirt dress View C by Closet Case.

This class is perfect for beginners who want to stretch themselves a little. It has lots of new dressmaking techniques which you may not have done before. It runs over a series of 4 weeks with one 2hr class every week allowing you enough time to digest each stage in between classes and maybe make another one alongside.

The Kalle has a loose, body-skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features, it is the ultimate in chic, easy dressing. View C is a stylish shirtdress with a high-low hem which can be extended if you wish. It features a box pleat, button placket and optional patch pocket. All versions feature a subtly curved yoke, short dolman sleeves with arm cuffs, and a dramatically shaped hem.

How does it work?

The class will take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ using the video meeting software Zoom. You will need to have Zoom installed on the device you intend to use for the class, it’s free and easy to use. If you haven’t used Zoom before we suggest you have a practice before the class. Please download the free version via this link https://zoom.us/meetings

  • We also suggest choosing a quiet area to set up your machine next to your device. To achieve the best internet connection please reduce as many items as you can that are connected to your router.
  • You will receive an email you a link that will take you directly to the class. All you need to do is click on the link just before we are due to start. We suggest signing in 10 mins before the start time, you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
  • We encourage you to turn on your own video and audio so we can interact, and you can ask us questions – the idea is that it’s as much like an in-person class as possible!

WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO BEFORE THE CLASS

  • Purchase your pattern here at our website click here to take you straight there.
  • Calculate the size you need (Don’t worry if your need help with this I am here to help)
  • Once you have your pattern either cut out your size or trace using patterntrace to trace off your size and then cut out.
  • Cut out your fabric pieces and any interfacing and have them all ready for the start of the 1st class.

What skills will I learn?

  • Sewing a shirt placket
  • Applying a two piece collar
  • Buttonholes
  • Sewing a patch pocket
  • Learn how to do box pleats
  • Learn the burrito method to sew fronts and back together
  • Adding facings
  • Sewing yokes
  • Sewing with bias tape
  • Sewing sleeve cuffs

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • 4 x 2 hour tutorials guiding you through each step of your Kalle Shirt Dress
  • Help in-between session if needed
  • Membership of our closed Facebook group

What do I need to bring?

SUGGESTED FABRIC

Light to medium weight woven’s and shirtings such as cotton, poplin, cambric and double gauze will give a crisp structured look whereas soft fabrics like tencel, linen, rayon challis and silk crepe de chine will give the shirt more drape.

Fabric Quantities (45″/1.14M FABRIC)

View C
size 0-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 =  3yd/2.75m

Fabric requirements (58″/1.5M FABRIC)

View C
Size 0-6 = 2yd/1.85m, 8-14 =  2.25yd/2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m

Additional Supplies
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 9 x 1/2″ (12-15mm) shirt buttons
  • Matching Sew All Polyester thread

Pattern Sizing

The Kalle pattern is US size range 0 to 20, the body measurements range from a 31” to 46” bust  24” to 39” waist and 33″ to 48″hip.  If you fall outside of these measurements, please contact us prior to booking.

Haberdashery

We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery from the Prym range and Gutermann thread. If you need any haberdashery to complete your garment, it is available to purchase either via the website or click and collect from The Studio.

Skill level – Confident Beginner

This course is suitable for those who can confidently use a sewing machine and have a few projects under your belt. However beginners are very welcome as we will work through each step together.

Optional Course Kit

We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy. 

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