Hello DIY‘ers! Do you remember the post from last week “Inspiration lace tunics and kaftans“? Well today I will show you how easy it is to make one yourself. It’s a very simple version of how to sew a kaftan or tunic. You can use it as a dress or a coverup for the beach or the pool.
Because I’m not ready to dismiss the good weather and the sunshine… with this post I dedicate one last goodbye to Summer’s 2014! I hope you had a great summer too and you enjoy this tutorial!!
- Fabric:1.50 meters of lace fabric, guipure or the fabric you prefer.
- Measuring tape
- Pompoms or fringes (optional)
- Sewing machine with matching thread
1. Cut the fabric in four pieces (A, B, C, D). Example: If your fabric is 150cm width cut 4 pieces of 37,5cm by 150cm long.
2. Sew the A to the B and C to D. These will be the shoulders of the kaftan. (Image above)
3. Join the pieces AB with CD leaving a hole for the head of 25-30 cm depending on the length you want your cleavage to be.
4. Sew a strip of pompoms on each side of about 30-50 cm. (image above)
5. Cut along the silhouettes of the lace at the neckline for a more beautiful finish.
6. Fold the kaftan from the wrong side and sew joining the sides A with B and C with D. (Optional: If you want your kaftan to have openings on the sides, leave open about 50-65 cm from the floor up)
7. Finally, if your fabric has a similar finish on the bottom, cut it out along the edge.
You can do this kaftan a short version using 70-80cm of fabric. You also have the option of decorating it with pompoms (as I did) or fringes, or just leave it simple.
This kaftan looks great both loose or with a belt to accentuate the figure a bit more. (first image above)