The Charile Caftan – Closet Case Patterns




Saturday February 2nd, 9am – 5pm

In a fun filled one day workshop learn how to make this dreamy figure skimming caftan pattern from Closet Case Patterns – just in time for Summer! The pattern, machines, lunch and snacks are all provided so all you need to do is go shopping for fabric beforehand. We even celebrate with a glass of champagne at the end of the day. The class is limited to 4 so you get plenty of one on one instruction. 

The Caftans we will be sewing up are versions B & C which feature a deep V neckline, kimono sleeves, insert panel and roomy pockets. The bodice is  gently gathered and the waist tie is optional. There are two skirt lengths to choose from, maxi or a flirty shorter length. A great pattern for the advanced beginner (you’ve sewn a couple of things already) or intermediate sewer.

*Don’t finish? Don’t Stress! You can pop into the studio to finish your project during a social class or drop in when the studio is free.

Please read the cancellation policy before booking.

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What you will learn.

  • How to take your measurements and adjust pattern to fit your body shape.
  • Seam finishes
  • Gathering
  • Topstitching
  • Hand sewing
  • Hemming

What to bring

  • Bring along your sewing machine if you prefer to use your own.
  • Depending on which view you sew you will need between 2.3 and 3.75 meters of fabric (contact for more details).
  • Fabric : A light/medium weight woven fabric with drape. Linen, Chambray, Tencel, Rayon, Batiste, Crepe de Chine, Silk, Chiffon, Challis
  • Interfacing (1 meter)
  • Thread to match


  • A light sushi lunch, coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. Please advise of any special dietary requirements.
  • A copy of the Charlie Caftan Pattern
  • Sewing machines to use (or bring your own if you want)
  • A champagne to celebrate at the end of the workshop!

Skill level required

This course is designed for sewers who have had some basic sewing skills and have made something like a simple top or skirt but want to take your sewing to the next level and learn new skills. This is a perfect course if you have completed the 4 week Beginners sewing course.

About your instructor

Annie is an Indie pattern designer, blogger and head honcho at Sew This Pattern. Annie has been sewing since she was a young teen and has over 30 years of sewing  and design experience. She has her Fashion Design and Production Certificate and was recently awarded a Dressmaker of the Year Award, 2018 from Simplicity patterns.  Annie’s style of teaching is fun and full of fantastic tips to help take your sewing skills to the next level. 


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