Charlie Caftan

Closet Case Patterns


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Buy the Charlie Caftan from Closet Case Patterns, it is a loose fitting silhouette skimming summer dress. All versions feature a deep V neckline, kimono sleeves, inset center 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 kimono sleeve, or one slightly higher cut for more coverage

What we think: I (Kate) made this last summer and wore it to death, it really does look good on most body types and I’m planning to make more this summer I can’t reccommend it highly enough!

Suggested Fabrics: A light to medium weight woven such as linen, chambray, tencel, linen, silk, chiffon, rayon challis, crepe de chine.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen


UK 2 / US 00 / EU 30, UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, 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, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format


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  1. TheFoldLine

    Charlie Kaftan

    Admin TheFoldLine

    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!

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