This is an absolute gem of a pattern and is becoming quite an icon in the sewing world, one which you will love to make as much as you love to wear. The perfect summer sewing project. If you are a fan of The Great British Sewing Bee then join the club and get sewing those summer essentials!
Nothing says summer elegance quite as well as a dramatic caftan. Get Caftan Body ready with Charlie, a fresh take on this warm weather staple.All versions 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.
'Charlie' by Closet Core paper sewing pattern and instructions.
Difficulty : Advanced Beginner
Sizes : US 0-20 (UK 4 - 24, bust 31" - 46")
Fabric Suggestions : Light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, tencel, rayon challis, silk, crepe de chine, batiste, voile and double gauze.
You will also need : Lightweight interfacing.
Look out for a video sew along for this style coming early Summer.