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 | 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 - Print Pattern
Charlie Caftan Pattern - Print Pattern
Charlie Caftan pattern / Kaftan Pattern | by Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern / Kaftan Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern / Kaftan Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Charlie Caftan Pattern / Kaftan Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
$20.00 USD

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: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only

See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here

Model notes: Our model is 5'-9" and is wearing a size 10. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
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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.

C
Currie
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.

h
helen kohn
Charlie

Great pattern, once I worked out the sizing. To make in my normal size it was huge, I went down 2 sizes and much preferred the fit. I have not yet mastered that inset panel, like a few others I just cut the front panel in two and had a seam Going under the bust. I will keep trying, as this a very comfortable dress and easy to make apart from that panel!!

C
Cameron Bach
Versatile Charlie Caftan

I saw the Charlie Caftan as an example display at Five Eighth Seams Fabric store when I was visiting Charleston, SC USA. It was in a beautiful drapey print and I wanted one too! I found out it was a Closet Core Pattern, and knew I had to have it. Closet Core always does a wonderful job drafting beautiful patterns with unique design touches. This was no exception. That being said, I totally chickened out trying to sew the panel the way it was intended. I ended up top stitching and while it turned out great, the original design is so elegant and with my next Charlie I will definitely do it properly with help from the blog. I think it will be an excellent skill to accomplish. All in all, it may be one of my favorite makes, it's a really lovely pattern!

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
93%
(42)
4%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
2%
(1)
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
Currie
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.

h
helen kohn
Charlie

Great pattern, once I worked out the sizing. To make in my normal size it was huge, I went down 2 sizes and much preferred the fit. I have not yet mastered that inset panel, like a few others I just cut the front panel in two and had a seam Going under the bust. I will keep trying, as this a very comfortable dress and easy to make apart from that panel!!

C
Cameron Bach
Versatile Charlie Caftan

I saw the Charlie Caftan as an example display at Five Eighth Seams Fabric store when I was visiting Charleston, SC USA. It was in a beautiful drapey print and I wanted one too! I found out it was a Closet Core Pattern, and knew I had to have it. Closet Core always does a wonderful job drafting beautiful patterns with unique design touches. This was no exception. That being said, I totally chickened out trying to sew the panel the way it was intended. I ended up top stitching and while it turned out great, the original design is so elegant and with my next Charlie I will definitely do it properly with help from the blog. I think it will be an excellent skill to accomplish. All in all, it may be one of my favorite makes, it's a really lovely pattern!