Oct 27, 2017

From: By Hand London: The ultimate DIY beach cover-up kaftan!

When it's so hot that all you want to be is naked, a floaty kaftan is the next best thing.

Crazy easy to make, but with just enough technique to keep you from getting bored while you sew, our cover-up will leave you looking as fabulous as any one of these iconic kaftan wearers.

What you need:
  • Fabric - we used a vintage silk sari - you'll need a length of fabric that is double the length you want it to be from shoulder to hem (approx 280cm and ideally a narrower width of about 115cm)
  • Bias binding - either homemade or shop bought
  • A length of twisted cord for the waist tie (optional; you could also use a length of binding made from the same fabric as your kaftan)
  • Your sewing machine and usual dressmaking tools and supplies

copied from By Hand London:

here is a link to the page to see the complete tutorial from this very informative and helpful sewing blog:

Love this sewing website......also check out the tips on narrow hem or shirt tail hems.

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