by Kate on October 6, 2010

Just before each Summer rolls around I always intend on making myself up a few comfortable, ‘around-the-house’ tops. I have to say these intentions of mine are fuelled largely by Ashley, who each Summer always whips up the prettiest kaftan’s and dresses – you can see the fruits of her labour here.

Anyway, armed with the ‘Make It Perfect’ Shearwater Kaftan pattern and pushed along by the lovely warm days we have been experiencing – I pulled out the machine.

The pattern is really easy to follow and the only problems I experienced was when it came to making the bias binding to encase the neckline in. I don’t know about you but making bias binding with cotton gauze is really no fun.

I abandoned the binding idea and did a small rolled hem (fraught with it’s own perils), which has made the neckline a lot wider than the original pattern.

I have to say that I am not entirely thrilled with the neckline as it is but I’m not getting too hung up about it as it will serve the ‘around-the-house’ purpose quite nicely.

Fabric purchased from here.

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