Closet Core Patterns - Charlie Caftan
About the Charlie Caftan
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 centre panel and roomy pockets.
View A is modern and architectural with striking pleats beneath the bust. For a softer, more romantic dress,
Views B and 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.
For your Charlie Caftan, choose light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, tencel, linen, silk, chiffon, rayon challis, crepe de chine, batiste and voile.
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
See the Closet Core Patterns size charts provided for details.
Level of Difficulty
Closet Core Patterns rate the Charlie caftan patterns at the level of 'Advanced Beginner'.