Chari Dress and Shirt PDF

Schnittchen Patterns


Buy the Chari Dress and Shirt sewing pattern from Schnittchen Patterns. Chari is a simple dress with a v-neck in the front and back that is finished with a ruffle. You can sew it with an elasticated waistline or with a belt and with or without sleeves. You can also sew Chari as a shirt.

Suggested fabrics: Light cotton, viscose, linen, light denim.

Fabric requirements: 140 cm wide fabric: dress with sleeves, 270 – 310 cm; dress without sleeves, 255 – 260 cm // shirt with sleeves: 130 – 170 cm; shirt without sleeves, 130 – 135 cm.

Sizing: EU 34 – 46 (approx. UK 6/8 – 18). Please check the size chart.

Notions: Elastic, 3 cm wide x 70 – 94 cm long (for dress); thread.

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Print-at-home A4 and copy shop A0 files.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format


PDF Printing

42 Pages

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    4 out of 5 Floral viscose Chari dress


    I cut a straight UK size 18.
    I did a 5/8ths inch FBA and carried the extra width all the way down the front to the hem. This dress is actually an A-line shaped dress with no waist seam; the shaping at the waist is achieved by means of a casing and elastic.
    As an added fit insurance I also added 5/8ths inch to the side seams from just above the waist down to the hem. Probably wasn’t required.
    The upper arm size for the size 18 seems to be wrong. It is stated as being much smaller than what it actually is. I altered the sleeve to be a short/ cap sleeve with a 1 inch full arm adjustment.
    I did a 1 inch full bum adjustment.
    I would advise to stay stitch the front and back necklines and ruffles.
    I did a narrow hem on my ruffles.
    I lowered the front casing point by approximately 2 inches. I also sewed my casing on the inside, rather than the outside as directed.
    If making this again, my front shoulder seams need to come forward by approximately 1 inch?
    I added ties in the back to secure the shoulders.
    This is one of those throw-on-and-go dresses which will be perfect for hot weather (if summer ever comes!) Full details on my blog:

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