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Hey Sewsistas! For today’s post I wanted to share this gorgeous and ever so modest kaftan I made a while back. I made this kaftan for Eid Al-Fitr(which is a Muslim Holiday after the month of fasting known as Ramadan) but didn’t get a chance to post about it as the blog was still under construction.

This is the first kaftan I’ve ever made and I am totally in love with it. What I love about kaftans besides being very modest and elegant, is that they look great on every body type and are very easy to style.

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Pattern Description: 
Simplicity 5900, can also be foundhere, andhere
Pattern Sizing:
Misses sizes 10-16 Bust 32 1/5″-to-38″
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it? 
Yes, besides the alterations I made to it.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
For the most part yes, I just had an issue with installing the zipper
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? 
Like:
I liked that it’s a one size fits all pattern
I like that it comes with a belt
Dislike:
It called for a 20-22″ zipper when a 5-6″ zipper would have been sufficient
Sleeves were about an inch too short
The belt folds over when walking or sitting
Fabric Used:
Rayon Poplin 100% Viscose
Pattern Alterations or any design changes made: 
The only changes I made was removing the collar band.
Would you sew it again? 
Yes I would sew it again, but I would make the following modifications:
Use a 5″ or 6″ zipper
Make the sleeves an inch or two longer
Add interfacing to the belt to prevent it from bending in half while I’m walking or sitting
On a scale of one to three, one being the least,  how modest is this pattern? 
Three, totally modest
Conclusion:
Love the way it turned out.

 

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Gorgeous flowy maxi kaftan with a belt.

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