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When we were working on our new line of patterns we tried to think of the most comfortable, but flattering garment. Of course, a Classic Caftan came to mind! It's such a great wardrobe staple. Easy to wear, easy to layer and it always looks chic.
The Classic Caftan comes in two lengths, a mid-hip and tunic length. We like pairing the mid-hip with jeans and wearing the tunic with leggings. The tunic length would also work well as a bathing suit cover-up in the summer.
The caftan comes with two facing options, an inside facing (seen above on the right) and a contrast facing (seen above on the left). The contrast facing adds that much more detail to the caftan, and can even act as a wonderful canvas for embroidery designs.
The caftan looks best when made with a double sided fabric, because the garment is open on the sides and you may be able to see the wrong side. We have had great luck using rayon batiks, as seen above and below. The striped samples we made are woven shot cottons. You could also use regular quilting cotton or knits, provided they are solids. Linens would be gorgeous too!