Here is how the designer used the fabric as a sleek sheath dress. Here is a jacket made from a similar weight/design fabric. And here is the collection so you can see the whole lot--Fabric Mart carried quite a bit of her fabric from this collection--Spring 2009.)
I want to point out that I did not make the dress the length meant for the sizes I cut (a 6 at the shoulders, bust and waist, and a 10/12 at the hips/low hip). I ended up using the largest size's length, as I knew the drafted size 12 would hit too high on my leg (I am 5'8.5"). I may make this again, possibly in a smaller set of sizes for a sleeker winter over-dress (worn with a turtleneck and tights), and I would definitely draft that to have an even longer hemline.
The folks at Closet Case Files had a very well written sewalong on this Caftan, but I am going to direct straight to the inset panel instructions as the rest of the caftan is fairly straight forward.
SewkeysE double-sided knit stay tape. The instructions are ridiculously simple, but I am a visual person, and I figure some of you must be as well, so I photographed four of the steps.
I hope all of you had a wonderful summer! I really look forward to seeing what others do with this pattern, or with the Nanette Lepore fabric. See you in a few months!
Dina, My Superfluities.