Charlie Caftan Pattern
Charlie Caftan Pattern
$16.00 USD

Fabric and Supplies

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 (SIZES 0-20)

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

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 14-30)

View A (Short with pleats)
45" / 1.15m: 14-20= 3.25yd/3m22-30= 3.5yd/3.2m
58" / 1.5m:
14-16 = 2.25yd/2m, 18-30= 2.5yd/2.25m

View B (Short with gathers)
45" / 1.15m: n/a

58" / 1.5m:  
14-30 = 2.5yd/2.25m

View C (Long with gathers)
45" / 1.15m: n/a
58" / 1.5m: 
14-30 = 3.5yd/3.2m

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Marking tool
  • Polyester thread

Details

Sewing level: Advanced beginner

Sizes: 0 - 20 and 14 - 30 (see our sizing chart here

Finished measurements: Sizes 0-20 here and Sizes 14-30 here

Instructions: English & French (French instructions available as PDF only)

Print at Home File (Letter & A4): Sizes 0-20: 48 pages, Sizes 14-30 : 63 pages, sizes are layered. 

Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 3 pages, sizes are layered.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
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Linda Main
floaty cool dress

I made this dress in a printed linen. the instructions were clear and it was a quick and easy make. this is one of my favourite cool summer dresses. I also made a top in the pattern. The frill on the sleeve is cleverly made using no extra sleeve piece.

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Lucy
Love it, minus the unnecessary panel

I love this and have made two of them!! However, I will admit the inset panel drove me crazy. I used the sew along, I tried at least 3 times . . I'm sure it was user error, as I see many others have mastered it, but I failed. So, I cut it off in angry frustration, gathered the front skirt, and sewed the front skirt to the bodice. SO much easier, and I actually love how the waist line is higher than in the pattern! Highly recommend this pattern, even without the panel.

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Cassie Leicester
Love this pattern

Apart from the panel which takes a bit of practice if you are not a very experienced sewer this pattern is so simple to make. No sleeve to insert, no bodice to be fitted to a skirt, minimal gathering and the finished garment is flattering and so comfortable to wear. I’ve had so many compliments. About to make my second shorter version.

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Currief
Love this pattern!

Just finished the Charlie Caftan and it will be my comfy go to dress this summer. It’s true that the center panel is a bit fiddly/tricky. I wish I had tested it on scrap fabric first. But my mistake is happily hidden due to the print I used. Once you do it, you get it. I will definitely make more than one of these!

M
Mary Miller
great pattern

I love your look! Actually, I would love this pattern in paper. The PDF is great for some and I have passed it along to a friend who loves it but I need to reorder and get paper...terrific cut!

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D
Gave it a try, Charlie is not my friend

I'm not a beginner, but the instructions weren't easy for me to understand. That center panel! Turned out OK for a swim coverup out of linen, but will not use the pattern again. Over all, disappointed in a pattern that could have been versatile and I was planning on using multiple times. Not worth the hassle.

Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
94%
(44)
4%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
2%
(1)
L
Linda Main
floaty cool dress

I made this dress in a printed linen. the instructions were clear and it was a quick and easy make. this is one of my favourite cool summer dresses. I also made a top in the pattern. The frill on the sleeve is cleverly made using no extra sleeve piece.

L
Lucy
Love it, minus the unnecessary panel

I love this and have made two of them!! However, I will admit the inset panel drove me crazy. I used the sew along, I tried at least 3 times . . I'm sure it was user error, as I see many others have mastered it, but I failed. So, I cut it off in angry frustration, gathered the front skirt, and sewed the front skirt to the bodice. SO much easier, and I actually love how the waist line is higher than in the pattern! Highly recommend this pattern, even without the panel.

C
Cassie Leicester
Love this pattern

Apart from the panel which takes a bit of practice if you are not a very experienced sewer this pattern is so simple to make. No sleeve to insert, no bodice to be fitted to a skirt, minimal gathering and the finished garment is flattering and so comfortable to wear. I’ve had so many compliments. About to make my second shorter version.

C
Currief
Love this pattern!

Just finished the Charlie Caftan and it will be my comfy go to dress this summer. It’s true that the center panel is a bit fiddly/tricky. I wish I had tested it on scrap fabric first. But my mistake is happily hidden due to the print I used. Once you do it, you get it. I will definitely make more than one of these!

M
Mary Miller
great pattern

I love your look! Actually, I would love this pattern in paper. The PDF is great for some and I have passed it along to a friend who loves it but I need to reorder and get paper...terrific cut!

D
D
Gave it a try, Charlie is not my friend

I'm not a beginner, but the instructions weren't easy for me to understand. That center panel! Turned out OK for a swim coverup out of linen, but will not use the pattern again. Over all, disappointed in a pattern that could have been versatile and I was planning on using multiple times. Not worth the hassle.