Woven Apparel - Closet Case Patterns Charlie Caftan | Adv. Beginner/Intermediate Class

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Light, flowy, elegant, extra comfy, and perfect for summer in Texas! The Charlie Caftan features a v-neck, in-seam pockets, kimono sleeves, an enclosed front panel, and optional ties. Choose the maxi or shorter length.
*Note: there may be homework between sessions*

Skill level: Advanced beginner/intermediate (you’re confident with basics and have made garments from a pattern on your own) Questions about skill level? E-mail me to discuss!


Press and rough cut paper tissue pattern!
(Your pattern will be set aside at the shop a week before class for you to pick up)

Using a dry iron on medium heat, press pattern tissue to flatten any wrinkles or creases. Cut each pattern piece in a blob to separate it from the larger sheet. Do not cut out a size or cut on any lines, just a blob around the piece. We will measure and do sizing before we cut any actual pattern pieces out in class together.

Wash your fabric to pre-shrink it. Regular cold wash and tumble dry is fine for most fabric, and be sure to press (iron) fabric as well.

If you have any questions about class prep, please contact me ahead of class day at xostitches@gmail.com

    This class will be led by Niku Arbabi of xostitches.net

    Pre-requisites: Ability to operate a sewing machine on your own. Recent sewing experience. Our Sewing 101 class qualifies you for this course!

    Pattern is included in the class price, and will be reserved for you at the shop for pick up!



    (*items can be purchased for 10% off at The Cloth Pocket)

    -Sewing machine (one can be rented for $5)

    -*2 - 4 yards depending on which version you choose - check yardage requirements for your view and size here: https://store.closetcasepatterns.com/products/charlie-caftan-pattern

    Recommended fabrics: drapey light to medium woven fabric like cotton, chambray, linen, lawn, batiste, sheeting, voile, etc.
    Slippery/shifty fabrics like rayon and double gauze are only recommended if you are already experienced in sewing with these types of fabric.

    -*1/4 yard lightweight fusible interfacing

    -*Matching all-purpose polyester thread

    Basic tool kit for garment making:

    -*Fabric shears or rotary cutter (whichever is your preference)
    -Highlighter pen in any color
    -*Straight pins
    -*Water soluble marking pen or tailor’s chalk with a fine pen-style point, something that will show up on both of your fabrics
    -*Thread snips
    -*Seam ripper
    -Your sewing machine (or sign up to rent one of ours), extra bobbins to fit your machine, and extra machine sewing needles
    -Pencil for adding any notes to your pattern or instructions as you go

    -*rotary cutter
    -*Swedish tracing paper if you wish to trace rather than cut into your original pattern

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