Nothing says summer elegance quite as well as a dramatic caftan. Charlie is a fresh take on this warm weather staple.
All versions feature a deep V neckline, short dolman 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 sleeve, or one slightly higher cut for more coverage.
Fabrics recommended are light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, tencel, rayon challis, crepe de chine, silk, chiffon, batiste and voile. Notions required are: lightweight fusible interfacing, polyester thread and marking tools.
Fabric requirements for View A (shorter version with pleats):
If the fabric is 45" wide: 2.25 yds (sizes 0-6), 2.75 yds (sizes 8-14), 3 yds (sizes 16-20)
If the fabric is 58" wide: 1.75 yds (sizes 0-8), 2 yds (sizes 10-14), 2.5 yds (sizes 16-20)
For View B (shorter version with gathers):
If the fabric is 45" wide: 2.5 yds (sizes 0-6), 2.75 yds (sizes 8-14), 3 yds (sizes 16-20)
If the fabric is 58" wide: 2.25 yds (sizes 0-8), 2.5 yds (sizes 10-20)
For View C (longer version with gathers):
If the fabric is 45" wide: 3.5 yds (sizes 0-6), 3.75 yds (sizes 8-14), 4 yds (sizes 16-20)
If the fabric is 58" wide: 3.25 yds (sizes 0-6), 3.5 yds (sizes 8-20)
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