Sew a Kalle Shirt or Shirtdress with Rachel Pinheiro


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With a loose, body skimming silhouette, the Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress from Closet Case Patterns is the ultimate in chic, easy dressing. In this fun two-day class you'll learn loads of new construction techniques, from from collars and shirt pockets to button plackets and buttonholes and more! You can choose to make the shirtdress, the tunic version or the cropped version.

About your teacher: Rachel Pinheiro is the crafty hands behind House of Pinheiro, a creative sartorial about all things handmade. Her ability to draft and change patterns makes her sewing projects always an anticipated read. Her work has been featured in a range of Creative Magazines including "Crafty”,”Sewing world”,”Popular Crafts”. Active member of the sewing scene and contributor to many online challenges, Rachel enjoys sharing her learning experience and encouraging others with tips, tutorials and ‘show&tell”. Her skills grown from local classes, professional pattern drafting at UCA. She learned a diverse range of techniques in her home country, Brazil, with private tuitions and professional courses. For Rachel, sewing is an expression of creativity and personality where each individual can learn and explore at their own pace.

Skills needed: Students must know how to use a sewing machine and be comfortable working with a commercial sewing pattern. For this class, you'll receive the pattern ahead of time to trace at home.

Materials: The Kalle pattern will be provided, but you will need to bring or buy the fabric, thread, interfacing and buttons for your garment. You can make a fluid, drapey Kalle with soft fabrics like tencel, linen, rayon challis and silk crepe de chine. Crisper fabrics like poplin, chambray, voile, flannel and traditional shirtings will create a more structured silhouette. You can find the fabric requirements for the Kalle here. Sewing machines and all tools will be provided. All materials can be purchased at The Village Haberdashery and students receive a 10% discount when they purchase class materials in the shop.

Class size: 6

Dates: Saturday, 3 June and Sunday, 4 June, 11am - 5pm

Location: Our West Hampstead shop at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at [email protected]
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