Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern| Plus size dress pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern| Plus size dress pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern| Plus size dress pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern| Plus size dress pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern| Plus size dress pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern| Plus size dress pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern| Plus size dress pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern| Plus size dress pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern
Charlie Caftan Pattern
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern / Kaftan Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern // Envelope front // Closet Core Patterns
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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.

Sizes: 0-20 and 14-30 (PDF) and 0-20 (Print only)

Model notes: Our model Myriam is 5'-9" and wears a size 10 from the 0-20 size range. Vanessa is 5'-10" and wears a size 18 from the 14-30 range.

See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here

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 39 reviews
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Charlie was a success!

I made my Charlie Caftan in the long version from Liberty Lawn and I'm very pleased with it. It's floaty and comfortable and I didn't have any fitting issues (Size 16 with D cup). The dart in the revised version wasn't mentioned in the instructions, which was initially a bit confusing.
I'm a pretty confident beginner ( have made about 10 garments before this)
I was rather outfaced by the instructions for the gathered front and the panel, I didn't think I would get a good result so I "cheated" - I cut the front into 2 pieces across where the gather was, did the gather and then joined in back together. Made the panel with the ties and then top stitched it to the front. That was very easy and I would do it like that again. From then on it was dead easy.
The only difference is there is a seam across the front, which in the patterned fabric I used is pretty unnoticeable.
I'm really happy with the garment, it looks lovely and I will make it again.

J
J.P.
My Friend Charlie

Love this pattern and know I will be making more 2021 winter-early spring so I can enjoy them throughout the 2021 season.

V
V.
Un super patron

J'ai adoré faire ce patron cet été
Il est très bien expliqué.
J'ai choisi un tissu bleu et blanc et j'ai réalisé également un autre dans une cotonnade verte et blanche.
Je vais certainement refaire cette robe car elle convient parfaitement à ma morphologie

M
M.S.
Caftan not so easy peasy

I made the version with the pleats. The only difficulty was the center panel !!!! I ended by sewing it in another way... oops

M
M.C.
Charlie Caftan

After reading the reviews I decided to make my caftan one size smaller, it’s perfect. I love it, so comfortable and good looking.

A
A.
A nice summer pattern

Charlie and I eyed each other for a long time and I don't regret taking a further step :)
A nice summer pattern, simple but with a nice detail under the bust.

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
95%
(37)
5%
(2)
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A
A.B.
Charlie was a success!

I made my Charlie Caftan in the long version from Liberty Lawn and I'm very pleased with it. It's floaty and comfortable and I didn't have any fitting issues (Size 16 with D cup). The dart in the revised version wasn't mentioned in the instructions, which was initially a bit confusing.
I'm a pretty confident beginner ( have made about 10 garments before this)
I was rather outfaced by the instructions for the gathered front and the panel, I didn't think I would get a good result so I "cheated" - I cut the front into 2 pieces across where the gather was, did the gather and then joined in back together. Made the panel with the ties and then top stitched it to the front. That was very easy and I would do it like that again. From then on it was dead easy.
The only difference is there is a seam across the front, which in the patterned fabric I used is pretty unnoticeable.
I'm really happy with the garment, it looks lovely and I will make it again.

J
J.P.
My Friend Charlie

Love this pattern and know I will be making more 2021 winter-early spring so I can enjoy them throughout the 2021 season.

V
V.
Un super patron

J'ai adoré faire ce patron cet été
Il est très bien expliqué.
J'ai choisi un tissu bleu et blanc et j'ai réalisé également un autre dans une cotonnade verte et blanche.
Je vais certainement refaire cette robe car elle convient parfaitement à ma morphologie

M
M.S.
Caftan not so easy peasy

I made the version with the pleats. The only difficulty was the center panel !!!! I ended by sewing it in another way... oops

M
M.C.
Charlie Caftan

After reading the reviews I decided to make my caftan one size smaller, it’s perfect. I love it, so comfortable and good looking.

A
A.
A nice summer pattern

Charlie and I eyed each other for a long time and I don't regret taking a further step :)
A nice summer pattern, simple but with a nice detail under the bust.