Saturday, 23 September 2017

HOW TO CUT AND SEW KAFTAN GOWN


How to cut caftan
jeans gown with patches.

Have u ever wondered how some designers do make some marvellous and extraordinary unique styles on gown especially Jeans materials.

Example is this
Jeans decorated with ankara

I will be teaching how to know a good Jeans materials, how to get a good Ankara design on the jeans, the kind of neck cut that suits jeans gown, and how to cut kaftan's gown.

Before the teaching
do not forget that the design is gotten from an Ankara material (a very fabulous and colourful Ankara material) that has a good design pattern to your taste. If its left for me, i love going for flowers pattern,  because flowers are beautiful and colourful. Flower materials has good pattern for STONE WORK.

HOW TO CUT CAFTAN OR KAFTAN'S GOWN :

How to know a good Jeans materials for caftan/ kaftan's gown

Jeans materials are gotten from a material called DENIM. Let me not go into the history of jeans. But it all depends on the TEXTURE OF THE JEANS, it can either be a STRETCHY JEANS MATERIAL or A NON-STRETCHY JEANS MATERIAL.

A stretchy jeans material is the best for caftan gown because the stretch in the material makes the cloth to be fitted on the model / customer's body.  So i advise all designers to choose a stretchy jeans material because its perfect.

The perfect neck cut for jeans gown:
      There are lots to neck patterns; but the best for jeans gown is the sweetheart neck. It both the combination of both round neck and V-neck

CUTTING OF CAFTAN OR CAFTAN GOWN:


Kaftan's gown is a free gown that can be used for any occasion or event, kaftan's gown can also be used as a maternity gown for pregnant women, sleeping gown for anybody and it can also be used as a Garment
 Kaftan's gown varies in different length, it can either be a short kaftan's gown or a long kaftan's gown. 
Kaftan's or caftan gown is not a gown that is tight on the woman's body but its a free gown.

How to measure caftan gown


Take the measurement of the woman. 

  1. Measure the shoulder 
  2. Take the measurement of the shoulder to the nipple. 
  3. Take the measurement of the shoulder to the under bust.
  4. Take the measurement of the shoulder to the waist (where the curve of a woman is or the narrowest part of a woman).
  5. Take the full lenght of the gown (it can be either be long or short, depending on the woman's choice or the choice of the designer) 
  6. Take the circumference of the bust (i.e taking the tape round the woman breast) 
  7. Take the circumference of the under bust (exactly under the breast).
  8. Take the circumference of the waist ( it is the narrowest part in a woman, if you still can not find it, then, Just check on top of the navel).
For a complete and well explained body measurement go to this  Simple body measurement for sewing. 

Sewing Formula and Secret :

Everything has a trick or secret so as fashion. Before I teach how to mark and cut caftan, I  will be telling you the secrets or formula in dress making .

The universal length for Armhole is : 8 Inches or 20.3 centimetres. Once you are 8 years old and above, 8 inches is the required armhole lenght.

The universal neckline measurement: The best neckline measurement is WIDTH : 3 INCHES or 8.6 CENTIMETRES.
DEPTH : 3 INCHES  OR 8.6 CENTIMETRES


The universal bust line measurement (i.e nipple to nipple) : is 4 and half inches or 5 Inches 

How to mark and cut caftan or caftan gown:

I will be teaching the simplest way of cutting caftan gown .




How to fold the cloth for cutting kaftan's gown

How to make kaftan gown



After folding your material into four places, you then place it on a smooth surface (example A TABLE). Then you get your chalk or your drawing pen.

Mark all the length of the woman on the material :



Keep the tape vertically on the cloth, and mark from the shoulder to the full length.
0 - 1= FULL LENGTH OF CAFTAN GOWN.
    This is the length of the gown starting from to shoulder to the shoe of floor of the lady. 

0 - 1 - 2 - 3 =THE FOLDING OF THE CLOTH.
     As I said earlier, the cloth will be folded into four (4). That is; two (2) for the front and two (2) for the back also 
        Make sure the cloth folded is equal, and also add extra 2 inches or 1 1/2 (one and half)  inches to the original full length for SEWING ALLOWANCE


0 - 4 = LENGTH OF THE SHOULDER TO THE ARM HOLE (which is usually 8 inches)
      length of the shoulder to the arm hole is always 8 inches or 20.3 centimetres. Some people uses 9 inches or 23.9 centimetres, that's if the arm of that person is very big. 


0 - 6 = LENGHT OF THE SHOULDER TO THE HALF LENGHT (which is the narrowest part of the woman [it is also called the waist])
       The half lenght also called the waist in a woman is where the shape or the curve of a woman lies.  

8 - 9 = BACK NECK (both depth and width) 
The back neck should be higher than the front neck. (i.e the back neck should not be deep.)


8 - 10 = FRONT NECK (depth and width)
      The front neck should be lower than the back neck. (i.e the depth of the front neck should be higher than the depth of the back neck.) 

0 - 8 =  THE WIDTH OF BOTH THE BACK NECK AND THE FRONT NECK.
     
The width of both the back and the front neck should be the same. (For example; if the width if the back neck is 3 inches, then the width if the front neck will be the same 3inches.

    CHECK THE DRAWING BELOW

How to cut kaftan gown

Mark the width of the woman on the material or cloth :

      Keep the tape horizontally and mark all the width of the measurement on the cloth, which are :

8 - 2 = DESIRED LENGHT OF THE SHOULDER
          Here you mark the lenght of the shoulder to shoulder, divided by 2.

4 - 5 = THE WIDTH OF THE BUST.
      The width of the woman bust divided by 4 and add extra 2 inches for sewing allowance. (for example if the bust is 40 inches,  then 40 ➗ 4  = 10, 10 ➕ 2 = 12.
Then the width of the bust is = 12 inches.
Then you mark it.


6 - 7 = THE WIDTH OF THE HALF LENGHT.
          The half lenght is also divided by  4 and extra 2 inches is added for sewing allowance.

style="display:block" data-ad-client="ca-pub-7881203094244796" data-ad-slot="1093260526" data-ad-format="link"> 1 - 3 = THE DESIRED SHAPE YOU WANT TO GIVE THE GOWN.
      The shape in that diagram is the best for caftan gowns. Its called A-shape gown.

Then draw all the marked width together, like the purple line up n that diagram. THEN YOU CUT.

Sewing of caftan gown :


       Kaftan's gown is the easiest gown to sew. I will be telling you where and where to sew.


First step:
              JOINING THE SHOULDERS.
     Join the shoulder of both back and the front to make it one.

Second step :
                    JOINING THE TWO SIDES OF THE CLOTH.
        Sew from the armhole down to the full lenght of the both sides.


Third step:
                 Use a trimming lace / bias to sew in the neck and armhole.

Fourth step :
                  At the full lenght of the cloth; sew it the extra 2 inches you added.

And voila, YOUR CAFTAN IS READY.

EXTRA ADDITION :
          you can add belt or elastic at the waist area.

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7 comments:

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  5. God bless am getting a sewing machine next will definitely try out all these thanks alot

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