Closet Core Patterns | Charlie Caftan

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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.
Sewing level: Advanced Beginner
Sizes: 0 - 20

Suggested fabrics:

Light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, tencel, linen, silk, chiffon, rayon challis, crepe de chine, batiste and voile. 

 

Fabric requirements (1.14m wide FABRIC):

View A
0-6 = 2m, 8-14 =  2.5m, 16-20 =2.75m
View B
0-6 = 2.3m, 8-14 = 2.5m, 16-20 = 2.75m
View C
0-6 = 3.2m, 8-14 =  3.2m, 16-20 =  3.75m

 

Fabric requirements (1.5m wide FABRIC):

View A
0-8 = 1.6m, 10-14 = 1.85m, 16-20 =  2.25m
View B
0-8 = 2m, 10-20 = 2.25m
View C
0-6 =  3m, 8-20 =  3.2m

 


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