Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern
Charlie Caftan Pattern
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern / Kaftan Pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern / Kaftan Pattern | Closet Case Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern / Kaftan Pattern | Closet Case Patterns
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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 available as an instant gratification PDF (with copyshop and print at home files), or as a beautifully printed pattern. See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here. Both versions feature our meticulously written and easy to follow instructions, designed to give everyone beautiful results regardless of skill level.

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    SUGGESTED FABRIC

    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)

    View A
    0-6 = 2.25yd / 2m, 8-14 = 2.75 yd / 2.5m, 16-20 = 3 yd / 2.75m

    View B
    0-6 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 8-14 = 2.75yd / 2.5m, 16-20 = 3 yd/2.75m

    View C
    0-6 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 8-14 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 16-20 =  4yd/3.75m

    YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)

    View A
    0-8 = 1.75yd / 1.6m, 10-14 = 2yd / 1.85m, 16-20 =  2.5yd / 2.25m

    View B
    0-8 = 2.25yd/2m, 10-20 = 2.5yd / 2.25m

    View C
    0-6 = 3.25yd / 3m, 8-20 =  3.5yd / 3.2m

    ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

    • Lightweight fusible interfacing
    • Marking tool
    • Polyester thread

     

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    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

     

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Customer Reviews

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S.P.
Love this dress pattern

What a great pattern! I love the simplicity of the look. I had a little trouble with the center piece but I checked out the blog and found clear visuals that helped me. Great job with this pattern!

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S.S.
Summer dressing

The perfect pattern for summer..... what more can I say ?!

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L.H.
Great pattern!

Really happy with my first Charlie Caftan, I lowered the front panel as I have a large bust and small frame and worked a treat! Will be making more maybe in a linen or tencel.

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C.B.
A perfect beginner pattern

'm a sewing newbie. I have had a few private lessons and lots of assistance with my past sewing projects. The Charlie Caftan was the first projected I started and completed on my very own. The pattern itself was mostly straightforward and easy to follow. Whenever I did seem to get lost with it or have question, I was able to refer to the blog posts on the website.

I have, and will continue to recommend this pattern to people looking for an easy place to start learning how to sew their own clothes.

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S.
Excellent, fun challenge for beginners

I made view A of this pattern after having only made a few simple tanks and tops. The pattern is great for a beginner and included some great details that give it a polished look as well as making me feel like a more accomplished sewer. Some of the tricky parts (mainly the center panel) were explained more fully in the blog tutorials. I probably would have gotten pretty frustrated without those, but after a few times running back and forth from my computer to the sewing table, I felt confident and breezed through them without even making a practice one first (contrary to instructions!!). I learned so much sewing this and love the result!

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F.
Great For Beginners

I really enjoyed making this pattern as only the second garment I've ever made. The instructions were clear and easy to follow with the exception of the front panel part – for that, I ended up having to come back here to the blog for more detailed instructions and pictures (seems like I wasn't the only one). Other than that is was super fun and easy to make, and very rewarding. Definitely looking forward to making more Closet Case patterns in the future.