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Caroline is a versatile wrap pattern for women, with a feminine and flattering design. A garment you can love to wear whether the numbers on the scale increase or decrease because the fit is airy and flexible. Thanks to the simple design of Caroline, you don't need to sew an incision or a zipper, and you can relatively quickly create a well-fitting and comfortable top or dress.
Caroline can be sewn as a cropped blouse, peplum blouse and dress. 4 different sleeves are available to choose from and fit all models: short sleeve, 1/2 sleeve, puff sleeve and long sleeve. All models and variants are equally suitable for woven fabric as for tricot.
You can sew side seam pockets to the dress.
Difficulty level: 2-3/3
Light weight fabric (approx. 100-200 gr/m2). It is fine to sew in both woven fabrics and tricot (up to 40% stretch), i.e. fabrics with or without stretch. You do not need to adjust the pattern and can choose the same size (according to the size guide) regardless of what fabric you have.
Woven fabric tips: Linen, cotton, chambray, lyocell (tencel), poplin, voile, muslin, brook wave, viscose, crepe.
Knit fabric tips: Tencel jersey, modal jersey, viscose jersey, bamboo jersey and cotton jersey.
GOOD TO HAVE: Tape measure, fabric scissors, needles/clips, iron preferably with steam function, and sewing machine with thread (I recommend good quality polyester thread) whose color matches the fabric and suitable needle for the fabric. For knitted fabrics, a stretch needle is usually recommended, and for woven fabrics, a universal needle is recommended. Thinner fabrics require narrower needles.
Note! If you have jersey fabric, you can probably get by with slightly less fabric than the calculation above, because then you can cut the hem bands across the direction of the thread. Here I have counted on woven fabric, and then you cut the hem tape diagonally (on the bias).
The dress includes pockets. All models include hem tape and tie tape. Long sleeves) have been used in the calculation.
The fabric allowance above is not exact but should be seen as an approximate guideline. If you are going to buy new fabric for your project, please add a few dm just in case. Keep in mind that many fabrics shrink when washed. Therefore, pre-wash the fabric before you cut out.
Choose size based on your body measurements. Compare the body measurements table with the measurements of the finished garment to get an idea of how the garment fits. Caroline has an airy fit but will feel different depending on your choice of fabric. If you want a slightly closer fit, it is fine to go down one size if you have woven fabric, or 1-2 sizes if you have knitted fabric.
Like my other women's patterns, Caroline is designed for a B cup. In sewing, we measure B-cup by comparing the measurement for bust width with upper bust width (not lower bust width as with bra size). If the bust width is 5 cm larger than the upper bust width, you have a B cup (Read more on my website). During the test sewing, we have seen that Caroline fits very nicely even on those who have an A cup and a C cup.