StitchSisters Kaftan


This could be titled ‘how to turn a 1-hour project into a 2-day project!

I’ve been really intrigued by all the StitchSisters kaftans popping up on Instagram. So much so that I decided to give this free pattern a go and join in the fun.


My version is color-blocked with stripes.


And all that color blocking is which is why my project took a couple days. I’ve had lots of linen remnants this year, and I wanted to use them. I spent hours on the cutting board, futzing around with pieces. This is not my favorite thing to do. Working with my remnants, I managed this dress. Not all of the pieces are cut on the grainline, some are cut across the grainline, but always, all of them, straight. NO bias going on here.


Sewing notes:

  • I based my pieces on the size 8. I’m 5’6 1/2″ tall, so I added an extra inch at the hemline. And over an inch to the length of the sleeve.
  • My goal was to have the blocks grow longer, top to bottom, and have the color ‘weight’ go down as well.
  • I spent some time on the sleeve, within the first block, so that the sleeve/side seam would meld without a color interruption.
  • I thought an intermittent color stripe (pink) would balance the overall silhouette.
  • I did not use a CF seam on this. My back and front are the same width. And I drew my neckline from the Charlie Caftan and faced the neckline. It’s such a nice clean finish at this focal point.

I love the result!


This took a couple days, but it was was all fun 🙂 I really like this!

Ciao – Coco

8 thoughts on “StitchSisters Kaftan

  1. So, the colours you thought that would never coordinate actually go together perfectly.
    You’ve found a new colour pallette and now I have to go and check out the kaftan pattern.
    I can’t keep up with you……

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  2. Fabulous! The total effect is very “upscale boutique” designer-ish and the colours and proportions are spot on. The narrow pink bands enhance the overall look. You are such an inspiration, Coco!


  3. What a fabulous end result to using up some scraps. And I really like the way you thought it through with the light to dark and smaller to larger pieces.

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