How To: Ridiculously Comfortable & Easy Kaftan With Tassel Trim Detail
I saw a kaftan like this somewhere online, for the life of me I can't remember where or when. But whoever made it, I can GUARANTEE theirs is not as soft as mine. I used a light jersey I found in Cartagena, and I swear, I only wish you could reach through your screen and touch it. It is without a doubt, the softest fabric I have ever held.
I. First you need two pieces of fabric, 95 cm by 130 cm for my height (175 cm). Place them right sides facing and sew one short edge. I did all this strategically so the opposite short edge (which would become the hem) was the factory cut edge. I love to use a factory cut edge as the hem whenever I can, it's so much more flowy than when you need to fold and stitch.
.. And then flipping onto the reverse, folding under itself and sewing again.
To fix that, I sewed darts about 15 cm down from the armpit, on both sides. After that, I used some of the scraps to make a little extension for the sleeves which I thought were a bit too short as they were:
Last just gave it a gentle press through some cotton, hand-sewed some of the lace trim pieces down to keep it all flat, and I was done. Super easy, SO comfortable.
Walid had to actually tell me to change one morning when I was about to go to the office wearing this. Apparently it's a bit too casual. 🤷
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