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Another Perfect Kaftan

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Shearwater Kaftan by Make It Perfect

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What materials did you use? Amy Butler Rayon Challis.

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What are you most proud of? The overall look of this kaftan is relaxed yet it fits really well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? take your time and read the instructions carefully. It is an easy project to make.

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Here is a link to an Etsy seller that is selling this pattern. The designer is Australian. I found my pattern in Denver at Fancy Tiger Crafts. I can't wait to see what other sewers make their kaftans out of. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62612623/shearwater-kaftan-pattern-by-make-it

01/13/2012 Flag

Here is a great long version: http://www.etsy.com/listing/46401797/70s-hawaiian-dress-vintage-pattern?ref=sr_list_6&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=70%27s+kaftan+sewing+pattern&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

01/13/2012 Flag

wow Kaftans! I used to make them for my whole family men and women kids, they were great and easy , lasted forever ! you can find patterns in the books. I have soooooooo many styles of them, pants and tops or full gown tunic. They them they r great !

01/13/2012 Flag

4 anyone wanting to make one. ..... I would do a childs first cuz of amount of fabric. but lay child on large paper.. trace around the outside of the body then stop at the ankles. then if u sew any at all you know the shape like a paperdoll dress, then add 2 " all around for seams. the front will have a slit about 4 inches long, make a peice of bias strip to face the slit hand tack down. sew 4 seams then hem. I had bell / flaired sleeves on mine and also 3/4 sleeves. two pieces and a bias strip is all u need.

01/13/2012 Flag

oops just clip and hem neck , or u can use more bias strips for neck edge.

01/13/2012 Flag

I'd love to make the kaftan - looks perfect for this summer. Thanks so much!! Seansmom

01/15/2012 Flag