The perfect summer ‘wafting’ dress!

A review of Charlie Caftan


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: