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Sew a kaftan throw over

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  • How to make a tunic dress. Diy:  Kaftan Throw Over  - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you'll want to choose a fabric that's lightweight and has good drape. Some awesome choices would be chiffon, silk, or a jersey knit. Also, be sure to check out the scarf section at thrift stores! Sometimes you can find some beautiful vintage silk scarves that are wide enough for this project.

    Once you've chosen your fabric, cut it into a rectangle. My fabric measured 38x45inches.

  • How to make a tunic dress. Diy:  Kaftan Throw Over  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Find the center of the top edge of your fabric. This will be your neckline. With a piece of chalk or something you can see, mark the center. Measure 5 inches down from the center and mark again.

  • How to make a tunic dress. Diy:  Kaftan Throw Over  - Step 3
    Step 3

    With chalk, mark 4.5inches into the side of the top edge of the fabric.

  • How to make a tunic dress. Diy:  Kaftan Throw Over  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now connect the two marks so that it makes a neckline that looks like a boat.

  • How to make a tunic dress. Diy:  Kaftan Throw Over  - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you're using a fabric that frays easily finish the raw edges by either sewing a 1/4 inch hem, or take a cigarette lighter and burn the edges.

  • How to make a tunic dress. Diy:  Kaftan Throw Over  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now make a new mark that is 22inches down from the top side. Next line up the top mark (4.5in at the top) with the side mark (22inches down).

    Pin and sew a line that is 1 inch in length to connect the two pieces together.

  • How to make a tunic dress. Diy:  Kaftan Throw Over  - Step 7
    Step 7

    And look at that, you're finished!

  • How to make a tunic dress. Diy:  Kaftan Throw Over  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Try experimenting in different fabrics like jersey knit, or for the chillier months, try using a lightweight wool with a good drape. Maybe add some lace or fringe trims to the bottom edges. Experiment and make it completely your own vision!

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gettothepoint
gettothepoint
Genius! Thank you for sharing this idea! I haven't sewn in many years, but your idea is definitely going to get me in front of my sewing machine again.
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