Vogue 9275 Kaftan Variation

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I’m working my way through 9 yards of this fabric! More on that later – but this is a wonderful and easy variation of the tunic top included in V9275.

V9275

I stripped it down to essentials (no curved hem or collar cord), and added 40″ to the length, marked from the waistline. For reference, I’m 5’7″, and 57″ from shoulder to the floor. And I sewed the size XS – this is a very roomy top. But the sizing really extends its possibilities across many sizes and shapes.

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It’s hard to see details on black fabric, so Emile is modeling the kaftan to show the inside:

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I love the cowl – it’s just about perfect in this cotton/lycra jersey.

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The sleeves are deep enough to be very comfortable, and long enough not to allow inside peeks.

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This is one of my favorite projects this year!

Fabric Kit

 

The fabric. I mistakenly ordered two fabric kits from Fabric Mart, instead of one. For $8 each. The kit included 4.5 yards of jersey and the Christine Jonson #526 wrap dress. I’m actually glad I did it, this print is so appealing.

And it will show up again soon, in an Itch to Stitch Paro Cardigan!

Paro Cardigan

And I’m off to work on the cardi. Bye for now – Coco

15 thoughts on “Vogue 9275 Kaftan Variation

  1. Love your dress! Love your tutorials also, so helpful as I don’t have any sewing friends either. My style is the same as yours and has been for years. I bought the patterns and made up the same outfits, so much fun!
    Thanks for all you do for us Coco…

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  2. Coco, I sure appreciate your tutorial on how to do the sleeve hem underneath the arm. That was very helpful. Love your fashions !!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. I get so picky about finishing, I cannot just ‘whip up’ anything! And I’m happy you like my style choices – they’re kind of an age-resistant mix πŸ™‚

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  3. Looks great love your fabric-You so fortunate to get fabric so cheap herein the UK won’t get such luck.
    Enjoy your posts I receive regularly not having any sewing friends

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    1. Thank you, Annette. Even here I have to be vigilant re. fabric! I’m retired, and not really in a sewing community, but love to sew, so I look for bargains everywhere!

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  4. I am so intrigued by what you have done with this pattern. We are chilly here in Northern Ca. in the mornings and I am wondering about giving myself more arm coverage. Do you think I can extend those sleeves even longer? I have a bamboo knit that has been waiting for me use for something cuddly.
    Lisa D. SF Bay Area

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    1. Hi Lisa. If you want a longer sleeve, you might consider redrafting a using a kimono sleeve approach, maybe from a pattern in your stash. Mostly because it would give you the curve you’ll need at the bottom of the armhole. Hope it works out for you! I love mine πŸ™‚

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