The cut is great but what I love most of it is the double gauze. So I stocked up on more double gauze a while back with the intention of making another Tova but then I saw the Shearwater Kaftan pattern from 'make it perfect' and thought that this was actually a better cut for me and it is a lot quicker to make. The ultimate relaxed kaftan.
So I printed the pattern, cut the pieces from my beautiful double gauze of which I can't remember the name nor the designer (anybody ?). (All I know is that last year I begged Annie from the Village Haberdashery to keep me a piece big enough to make a kaftan)
I followed the very detailed and well written instructions and the kaftan was done in a couple of hours all in all.
But I did make a mistake which could have been disastrous but I managed to turn it into a feature. The kaftan has a placket at the front which I managed to put on the back (yep I did !!) and best of all whilst working on the kaftan and trying it on I kept thinking mmhhh the front is a little high (because I used the back piece as the front) until the thing was almost done and it finally dawned on me....
Some quick thinking ensued and I decided to lower the neckline of the back a bit which shortened the placket opening and then I basically closed the placket at the top with a few stitches. This all worked a treat actually and I now wear the front as the front (as intended) and the slightly lowered back with the little opening feature as the back and it sits perfectly.
The lovely Abigail (my student from the churdash class at the Village Haberdashery) took a photo of me wearing it the other day.