How to sew stylish Kaftan dress with shirring at waist

Instructor : Savitha
Skill Level : Beginner 00:19:00
Views (1283)
Rating (5)
Class Description

In this class learn to make a beautiful Kaftan dress or top. You will also learn shirring that is sewing with elastic thread to give shape at the waist.

Class details

part 1 how to make kaftan 00:19:00

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Q : Hi mam how to attach lining with this - shivani (1 year ago)
A :

Usually a separate slip is worn with a kaftan. 

Q : I have Usha Janome Wonder Stitch. I sew a dress with shirred waist and sleeves. But in my machine shirring can be done only when I set the thread tension at 9. As a result the sleeves are a little tight. If I keep the thread tension at any other setting the upper thread becomes loose and comes out. Please let me know what might be wrong. - Sneha (2 years ago)
A :

Not faced this problem. I would need to check.  Try on different scrap fabric also. 

Q : What is the size means what is the width of elastic thread??? - ASHMITA SHARMA (2 years ago)
A :

Not sure of the size, it should be 1mm - 2mm

Q : Is the dori or latkan attached with dress.. Or it's optional?? - ASHMITA SHARMA (2 years ago)
A :

Its optional.

Q : Mam, have you sewn the elastic in the back part also? - Shadow (4 years ago)
A :

Yes, both back and front. 


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Instructor Profile

Ms. Savitha has been conducting classes in Pattern making and sewing since the year 2010. She started with her Online classes to reach out to more students. Her words, "I love sewing and teaching and I have been lucky to be able to make my passion, my profession. I try my best to simplify things and teach in a simple and easy way so that even beginners in pattern making and sewing are able to learn from our online classes and make their garments with professional finish".


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16-04-2019 Christina

You have the gift of “Teaching”!!

04-04-2018 sheena

04-04-2018 sheena

excellent teaching