Every year around this time I get obsessed with making caftans again….I have made them every summer because they are so easy and so comfortable to wear in the hot summer months. But this year I decided to use some lightweight gauze and use the 3 seam caftan tutorial for a swim cover up for my girlie and I absolutely adore it. I can’t wait to make one for myself too! It’s next on my sewing list 😉
I used a white lightweight gauze for the fabric and the medium orange pom poms are from Riley Blake Designs. They have such fun colors to choose from! (I got some lime green for my cover up 😉 The gauze can be found in most fabric stores and is a great price for making these caftan-type dresses. The only changes to the original tutorial were to bind the neck with some gauze cut into bias strips (because woven fabrics will fray you need to bind off the neckline). The other change was to serge around the whole perimeter of the caftan so those edges wouldn’t fray and then I stitched the pom poms directly to the serged lines.
The “make yourself a swim cover up in three steps”, you can find the FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
Happy caftan making!
P.S. Here is a pinnable image if you want to pin the project for later.