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30 Minute 4 Seam Caftan

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Want to make a unique, flowing maxi dress? Within a half hour you can create this 30 Minute 4 Seam Caftan. Whether you're a mom on the go or getting ready for a night out, this free long dress pattern delivers a piece that's great for several occasions. Simply follow along these instructions to cut your fabric into this basic shape. With winged sleeves and emphasis on the natural waist, this dress will give you an easy hourglass shape.

30 Minute 4 Seam Caftan
30 Minute 4 Seam Caftan
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Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: Weekend project

Sewn by: Machine

Intermediate

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Feb 18, 2013

this would be cool as a maternity Caftan if you make it with an empire waist.

 

Oct 15, 2012

I'm a beginner at sewing, but I did make this dress. I used an inexpensive, very light, airy, cotton material I purchased on sale in case I messed up ...It took me rather longer than 30 minutes to make it! LOL! I call it "My Swear-y Kaftan"! I also learned about the 1-step buttonhole feature on my sewing machine making this dress. I have also, since, made a shorter version that is about thigh length with a pair of matching palazzos - I made both out of an old flat sheet that had a unique and interesting animal print motif on the top edge. I used that pattern for the design around the bottom of the palazzo pant legs. Long, funny, story shorter, they EVENTUALLY turned out quite nicely! Lol! Thank you so much! :0)

 

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Aug 20, 2012

This is wonderful. I plan to make it very soon. Imagine not having to worry about "fit"!!!!! I have a wedding to attend soon and I think this would be beautiful with the right kind of material. Thank you so much! By the way, the one you show here is georgeous.

 

Nov 12, 2011

I think I will feel actually pretty in this caftan!! I will make it soon. After Christmas is made for others. Thank you very much. Yours is beautiful.

 

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