Charlie Kaftan

A review of Closet Core Patterns Charlie Caftan

Reviewed by thefoldline on 20th June, 2017

I’m in love with this pattern – I got the email about the launch, bought it and made it the next day and I’m sitting wearing it now!! It’s a lovely pattern and love the fact you get three options so you can make it again and again.

The construction was fairly simple but I have to say the panel on the front that has the gathers was really fiddly to sew and you really needed to concentrate to get it looking good. I have to unpick a couple of time to get this sitting flat. I think perhaps for me the instructions we a little unclear for this stage.

Other than that it’s an amazing pattern that I think would suit all shapes and sizes. The fabric I used was a cotton Ikat and I think this shape would work with something quite structured as well as something with lots of drape. I’m off on holiday this week and think it’s going to be the perfect dress for the seaside!