04 Jul 2017 • • by Heather Lou

Fabric Options for the Charlie Caftan Pattern

Charlie Caftan pattern by Closet Core Patterns | Now in sizes 14-30!

Hey there! Today I want to talk fabric for our new Charlie Caftan Pattern. Thankfully you have a lot of options to choose from. The shorter versions (particularly the pleated view) hold up well with fabrics with a little body and substance. I love the mini in medium weight linen, double gauze and cottons like chambray and voile. I think the maxi looks best with a little drape and swish, so I recommend soft, fluid fabrics like silk (chiffon, charmeuse, noil or crepe will work), rayon challis and tencel. Cotton and linen can work as well, but I would try to stick to lighter-weight options so the skirt doesn't feel too stiff.

I had a lot of fun choosing fabrics for our samples. In the end I managed to use our studio stash for almost everything (that almost never happens!) but I did spend a lot of time online looking for viable options. In keeping with with the styling suggestions I made last week, here are some favourites.

MINIMALIST NEUTRALS

one. two. three. four. five. six. seven. eight. nine.

BOLD SOLIDS

one. two. three. four. five. six. seven. eight. nine.

DRAMATIC PRINTS

one. two. three. four. five. six. seven. eight. nine.
one. two. three. four. five. six. seven. eight. nine.

What are you planning to use to make your Charlie?

About Closet Core Patterns

Closet Core Patterns is here to help you create the clothes of your dreams. Explore our elevated sewing patterns and rich content library of hundreds of sewing tutorials, free patterns + more.

Sew This month's pattern: The Mica Dress

Jenna Button Up Shirt + Dress Pattern in Sizes XXS-4X // Closet Core Patterns
Our Latest Pattern

The Jenna Shirt + Shirdress

How to Sew Button-Down Shirts_Shirtmaking Sewing Class-11
TAKE AN ONLINE COURSE

Learn to Sew Button-Up Shirts!

Crew-Wordpress-Banner-Image-01-Feb 2024
2024_Closet-Core-CREW---RGB

Fresh, inspiring patterns delivered each and every month!

Leave a Comment

EN / FR