As the name suggests, Closet Core Patterns design 'core' patterns for your wardrobe, i.e. a capsule wardrobe!
Nothing says summer elegance quite as well as a dramatic kaftan. Charlie is a fresh take on this warm weather staple.
All versions feature a deep V neckline, short dolman sleeves, inset centre 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.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Sizes: 0-20 US sizing
Fabrics and Notions: Light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, tencel, linen, silk, chiffon, rayon challis, crepe de chine, batiste and voile.
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
- Lightweight fusible interfacing
- Marking tool
- Sewing thread
Seam Allowance: Our patterns for woven fabrics have a 5/8 seam allowance included.
Photo Credits: Closet Core Studio Inc
Only the sewing pattern is supplied - photos are for reference only for what the finished garment could look like.