Ladies Kaftan PDF Sewing Pattern
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The NEW Ladies Calypso Kaftan is just in time for our fabulous Aussie Summer. It's packed full of options you can mix & match to suit any style or occasion. It's also fast & easy to sew.
ALREADY OWN OUR SUNKISSED KAFTAN? Simply purchase the Calypso Neckline Add-On for the SunKissed Kaftan.
- SHINE-ON: Great décolletage coverage.
- SCOOP: Scooped front neckline.
- WILD & SEXY: Designed to fall off one shoulder.
- SHORT TOP: hip level.
- LONG TOP: below the hip.
- TUNIC: just past the butt.
- DRESS: lower thigh.
- MAXI: to the ankles.
- Short sleeve
- 1/2 sleeve
- 3/4 sleeve
- Long sleeve
- Custom length sleeve
- ELASTIC HEM TOP: Sew a fabulous breezy top finished with an elastic hem.
- ADD A SASH
- ADD A DRAWSTRING
- SIDE SEAM FREE WITH TIES: Maternity Friendly Option
- Tips & Tricks when working with tricky fabrics
- Binding Tutorial including cutting, joining, making & sewing your your own custom bias binding
To determine size, first measure around the bust. The tape measure should be firm but not tight. See pattern for more details about choosing your size.
FABRIC & TRIMS:
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Click here to see the fabric requirements chart (PDF)
Please note: (1) The estimates below do not include directional fabrics. I recommend you cut out the pattern & lay the pieces down on a flat surface to help estimate fabric needs for directional fabric. (2) If you are sewing with rayon, remember to allow for shrinkage & buy a little extra. (3) Also it’s wise to pre-wash your fabrics, in particular rayon.
SUGGESTED FABRIC: Rayon, Cotton Voile, Silk & Silk-like fabrics, Linen & Linen Blends.
Your fabric needs drape. If it has any stiffness or a heavy body to it, it’s not going to fall nicely. My #1 recommendation is rayon. It just has such a lovely drape (make sure you prep-wash though).
Please note that wearing a Kaftan is not a replacement for sunscreen as all fabrics differ in their sun protection properties.
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