Charlie Caftan Pattern - Print Pattern
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Nothing says summer elegance quite as well as a dramatic caftan. Get Caftan Body ready with Charlie, a fresh take on this warm weather staple.
All versions feature a deep V neckline, kimono 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 kimono 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
Overall fairly good instructions, and I’m having an experienced sewist help me decipher the pattern speak; picture of “view a” shows cuffed pants, but pattern for view a does not include the cuffs. I didn’t realize this until I got to the pant hemming instructions.
I purchased this pattern for my daughter-in-law (it was on her wish list). She was very happy to receive the gift and there was a "whoop of joy" when she opened it.
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These pajamas are so darn cute. The piping, though time consuming, really gives them a polished look. I’m now making a night shirt for summer using a lovely Liberty of London cotton.
I love it, perfect beach cover-up as well as casual dress. Will definitely make more.
Beautiful pattern, simple silhouette, but amazing for many uses. Fun to make, ready for warmer weather.