Charlie Caftan, Alberta St Store, Thursdays, June 27, July 11, & 18, 6-9pm
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner, Ages 15 and up
Perfect for summer, this caftan features a deep V neckline, kimono sleeves, inset center panel and roomy pockets. You’ll choose from View A, B, or C. 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.
Pattern required: Charlie Caftan by Closet Case Patterns
Fabric required for size desired, pre-washed. Recommend light to medium weight woven such as linen, chambray, tercel, rayon challis, crepe de chine, batiste, and voile.
Swedish Tracing paper
Fusible interfacing (Recommend Shapeflex)
All purpose polyester thread
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Make sure to pre-wash your fabric in advance of class. This prevents possible fabric shrinkage that could otherwise make your finished garment too small.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes early.
What is an “Advanced Beginner” class at Modern Domestic?
You have a good handle on the basics and are ready to dip your toe into more challenging waters. You’re still fairly new to sewing from patterns and could use help with how to manipulate the pattern to get a better fit. You want to add some new skills to your repertoire (invisible zippers, setting-in sleeves, sewing with a serger, etc.). Classes generally require homework.
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