The best part about a caftan is….it’s basically two rectangles! So there are only 3 seams to sew if you are using knit (which I completely recommend). Because most knit doesn’t fray, the arm holes, the neck and the hem are all left unhemmed and they still look super cute!
They also can be made in any length! I am planning a kelly green knee-length one, and the directions are EXACTLY the same.
Do you want to make one (or 5) for summer?
Here’s what you need.
For mine I used 2 yards of knit.
Elastic Thread (optional–I used this to pull the waist in on Hannah’s; but didn’t on mine.I will always wear it with a belt)
In the tutorial I am showing you how I made the little girl’s one, but it is EXACTLY the same for a woman’s. All you need is a width measurement and a length measurement.
And you are ready to start!
Here’s what you do……
And you are done!
On my maxi dress, I decided to leave it unshirred (that’s not a word, but you get the idea) and just pull it in with a belt….which is an even FASTER dress to make!