Closet Case's Charlie Caftan


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Wednesday May 22, 29, June 5th, 6-9pm

Join us for three session as we learn how to make the Charlie Caftan! Nothing says summer elegance quite as well as Closet Case's version of this classic summer dress. 

All versions feature a deep V neckline, wide 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. 


Intermediate. Students should have made at least two garments before and feel confident serging, fusing interfacing, pinning and cutting, measuring themselves.

Instructors: Amanda Farquharson

Max number of participants: 5


Class fee includes a hardcopy pattern - all other materials are extra.


Additional class notes:

There will be homework after each session which students MUST complete to proceed with the next class.

Pattern range is from 0 to 20. If you fall outside this range please contact Needlework for a consultation or private lesson BEFORE class begins so we can adjust your pattern to fit you.

If you are more on the more beginner side of intermediate:

  • please purchase a light to medium weight woven such as cotton or linen for your first version.

  • Consider making view A or leaving out the pockets or ties or both if you wish to have more time in class with teacher supervision.

If you are a more confident intermediate:

  • You can purchase a lightweight or medium woven such as linen, chambray, tencel, cotton, silk, chiffon, rayon challis, crepe de chine, batiste or voile.

  • You can choose from any of the pattern options:

    • Full length or short.

    • Gathered or pleated front

    • Ties or no ties

    • Pockets or no pockets.



Class Policies

In order to ensure that each student receives enough attention to learn and complete a project in the allotted time frame, our classes are limited to 8 students (maximum) unless otherwise stated. A minimum age of 13 is required for all our classes. Students must have completed the Sewing Machine Basics class or have equivalent experience in order to participate in workshops that require the use of a sewing machine. Materials and supplies are not included in the class fee unless otherwise noted. 

Payment and Cancellation Policies

Space in our workshops are limited, therefore to reserve a seat in any of our classes a 100% non-refundable deposit must be received at the time of registration. You may register for a class in person, online, or over the phone (905-667-5663) with Visa or Mastercard. Cancellations made 48 hours prior to the class start date may use their payment as store credit. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the class start date forfeit their fee entirely. The class fee listed does not include HST.

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