Charlie Caftan Sewing Pattern
The Charlie Caftan Sewing Pattern makes a kaftan with a fresh, modern feel. Quick-to-sew and easy-to-wear, Charlie has a silhouette that would be a great canvas for bold prints, with enough design detail to stand out in solids or neutrals. It can be worn as a chic summer dress, or as a stylish beach cover-up, the perfect garment to sew and wear all summer long.
All versions of this sewing pattern 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.
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