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.
Sewing Level Advanced beginner
Size Range 0-20
Light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, tencel, linen, silk, chiffon, rayon challis, crepe de chine, batiste and voile.
View A (Short with pleats)
45" / 1.15m: 0-6 = 2.25yd/2m, 8-14 = 2.75 yd/2.5m, 16-20 = 3 yd/2.75m
58" / 1.5m: 0-8 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 10-14 = 2yd/1.85m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m
View B (Short with gathers)
45" / 1.15m: 0-6 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 8-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 = 3 yd/2.75m
58" / 1.5m: 0-8 = 2.25yd/2m, 10-20 = 2.5yd / 2.25m
View C (Long with gathers)
45" / 1.15m: 0-6 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 8-14 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 16-20 = 4yd/3.75m
58" / 1.5m: 0-6 = 3.25yd / 3m, 8-20 = 3.5yd / 3.2m
Lightweight fusible interfacing
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Please note all patterns are physical paper patterns. Opened/used patterns are final sale. Closet Core's extended size range patterns (sizes 14-32) are available in PDF form only, please visit their website!