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Kaftan Dress – Burdastyle 06/2010 #111

A great pattern although the dress is form fitting in other words tight lol as I’ve just had lots of Christmas feasts. I couldve easily made it a size or two up now I know its this form fitting. The kimono style sleeves are adequate, i love this style, so I can swath around a resort somewhere haha; it will be perfect over a swimsuit by the pool. I would sweat too much if it was just used as a normal dress..I didn’t use satin lining, and siimply just self lined the dress by doubling the sheer main fabric twice. The chiffon fabric moves a lot while sewing so its tricky at times to mark the pattern out too, I’d found a partial roll of the fabric in a charity store. I made the lining shorter than the outer layer by about 15cm. I actually haven’t finished it yet lol, as I still have to cut all the wild threads, I need to replace the interfacing, and Im currently just holding the back opening together with bulldog clips lol!

Update: I managed to tidy it up, and at the same time I added bright neon mesh strips which I had in my trims stash, to the bottom of each sleeve edge, as well as around the neckline.