Caftan/Beach Cover-up

Added Dec 18, 2011

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia

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Description

Hmm, supposedly a simple caftan, but not really, the armholes and the scalloped hemline made this a bit more challenging, plus the neck hole was too small for my head so I had to cut a slash at the back and add a button and loop. Love the fabric (machine embroidered cotton voile) and wearing it feels like nothing, perfect for a hot day. I’m considering adding some gathers or a tie to make it a bit less square, any suggestions will be much appreciated :)
Pattern at www.modestclothes.com/patterns_files/caftan.htm

Material Notes

Cotton voile, fusible interfacing, button and thread.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Unisex
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic
Material
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Linen, Rayon, Silk

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    Sep 27, 2012, 10.00 AMby shavlin

    love it – I will be making myself a few of these for sitting by the pool over the summer :)

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    Sep 27, 2012, 10.00 AMby shavlin

    love it – I will be making myself a few of these for sitting by the pool over the summer :)

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    Dec 18, 2011, 07.32 PMby freakusbzzz

    lovely fabric

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    Dec 18, 2011, 12.40 PMby schnui

    Jenny your caftan looks great and I love the fabric too. I am a bit of a floral fan and I think your scarf looks great around your waist. If you make a tie of the same fabric it may be cooler than your scarf.

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      Dec 18, 2011, 02.05 PMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks Marjorie, I have just enough fabric left to do that, the scarf was just for the pic, my daughter said it looked “cool”!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 10.00 AMby jennyrecorder

    Thankyou, Perth summers are very hot, so the lighter to wear the better.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 09.02 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this material looks amazing to me, so does your lovely new dress! wonderfuly breezy and light!

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