The perfect summer ‘wafting’ dress!

A review of Charlie Caftan

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Reviewed by Norfolk Daphne on 27th July, 2020

The trickiest part of this pattern is the rectangular panel at the front with the gathers underneath. The pattern pieces seem a strange shape when cutting them out, but it all made sense as I worked my way through and it’s actually quite similar to making a welt pocket.

The rest of the pattern is an absolute doddle! There’s a neck facing, in-seam pockets, and side slits in the skirt, then just the hemming to finish it all off.

I made a a straight size 6, which is one size smaller than recommended by the chart, and I’m currently 37″,29″,39″, 28GG.

My fabric is a gorgeous cotton voile from Seasalt. I love these colours and it’s such a light and summery fabric. Oh and I just *had* to make a matching mask – it’s become a bit of a ‘thing’!

Lots more info about sewing the rectangular panel and LOTS of ‘wafting’ photos on my blog: https://norfolkdaphne.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/closet-core-patterns-charlie-caftan-sewalong-with-sara/