Charlie Caftan Pattern - Print Pattern
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Nothing says summer elegance quite as well as a dramatic caftan. Charlie is a fresh take on this warm weather staple.
All versions feature a deep V neckline, short dolman sleeves, inset center panel and roomy pockets. View A is modern and architectural with striking pleats beneath the bust. For a softer, more romantic dress, Views B & C feature a gently gathered bodice with an optional waist tie for a figure-skimming silhouette in two skirt lengths. You may also choose between a dramatically wide sleeve, or one slightly higher cut for more coverage.
Charlie is also available as a PDF download.
Model notes: Our model is 5'-9" and is wearing a size 10.
Light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, tencel, linen, silk, chiffon, rayon challis, crepe de chine, batiste and voile. .
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45"/1.14M FABRIC)
0-6 = 2.25yd / 2m, 8-14 = 2.75 yd / 2.5m, 16-20 = 3 yd / 2.75m
0-6 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 8-14 = 2.75yd / 2.5m, 16-20 = 3 yd/2.75m
0-6 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 8-14 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 16-20 = 4yd/3.75m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)
0-8 = 1.75yd / 1.6m, 10-14 = 2yd / 1.85m, 16-20 = 2.5yd / 2.25m
0-8 = 2.25yd/2m, 10-20 = 2.5yd / 2.25m
0-6 = 3.25yd / 3m, 8-20 = 3.5yd / 3.2m
- Lightweight fusible interfacing
- Marking tool
- Polyester thread
Sewing level: Advanced beginner
Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)
Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here
Instructions: English & French (French instructions available as PDF only)
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 48 pages
Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 3 pages
From the Closet Case Patterns Community
It has been years since I sewed clothes. However, my granddaughter found your pattern online, loved it and asked 'mamie' if I would make them for her. I have now completed the top and have started on the bottoms. The hardest part was fitting the collar correctly; but Ta-Da! Success! Once the bottoms are completed, I will forward a photo. The instructions were fairly simple to understand and I will definately check your site the next time she has a special request.
I live in the desert of Arizona, and this caftan has really helped me stay cool. Next time I will make the neck a bit higher, but other then that it's perfect. Your service was punctual and the directions were fine.
I love this!
I have not made the pajamas yet. The pattern and instructions are very thorough and I am looking forward to making them.
Je parle français alors je ne comprend tout mais je peut vous dire que J'ai réussis très bien
LOVE these pajamas, they're super chic so you can look fancy while being lazy. The online tutorial for the notched collar was a huge help, as were the tutorials about adding piping (which is a super sleek addition). It makes me wish I could just live in pajamas forever!
I have not had a chance to make this beautiful caftan,! I am in the process of moving and when this is over, I will get back to my sewing. Hope to make this for my summer wardrobe!