Mama and Me Caftan
Mama and Me Caftan
Match with your little one in this comfy caftan pattern! Make swim covers, maternity robes, warm ponchos, or dresses! Includes three neckline options: A banded neckline, for snaps or buttons. A zippered neckline. And a tie neckline. All three necklines work for breastfeeding.
Can be made as a zero waste pattern!
Skill Level: Suitable for beginners! If you need extra help, hop onto our Facebook Group.
Fabric: Any fabric with a nice drape can be used! This includes wovens or knits. Yardage will depend on the size of your caftan. For an average floor length adult caftan, you will need 3 yards of at least 44” wide material, plus 0.25 yards for the neckband/facing.
Maternity friendly: Yes
Nursing friendly: Yes
File Type: 15-page trimless PDF for printing at home (US Letter or A4). Projector and inverted projector. One page AO Copy Shop File (no password). All files can be printed in black in white.
Size range: Unlimited sizing - it's made from your measurements! We've included neckline stencils and pattern pieces for youth (estimated 2 years and up) and adults.
Time to complete: Under an hour.
Tutorial: We use full color photographs. The harder steps have links to videos. Simplified, fast construction.
Download Type: You will receive a zipped (compressed) file. Download the .zip file, right click on the file and select "extract all".
About our Patterns
We aim for inclusive patterns that fit all bodies. If you don't see your size on this pattern, send us a message and we'll add it in!
Our tiles have two layers, labeled A4 and Letter. US printers use the Letter layer, and everyone else can use A4!
We designed our tiles to save paper and be easy to assemble. Place the guidelines on top of each other and tape or glue. The letter layer has solid guidelines with a star in each corner. The A4 layer has dashed guidelines with a circle in each corner. Each page has a number, and the tutorial has an assembly chart.
A0 pages are 33.25" by 60" and are printable at most copyshops. We design ours to be printable in black and white. There are no passwords on any of our files.
Projector Optimized Files
Every pattern comes with a projector optimized pdf file. See what our projector file includes here.
Video + Picture Tutorial
We use pictures in our tutorials, not line drawings. We add in videos of steps that testers have a hard time understanding.
Our tutorial has a table of contents, along with bookmarks. This allows you to quickly get to the page you need.
When a pattern is updated, you will get an email notification. Since we are a newer pattern company, we are updating several times a year as our skills improve.
Each download contains a zipped (compressed) file, for downloading all the files at once. Download the .zip file, right click on the file and select "extract all".
We also include each file individually, if you wish to download each file separately.
Want to use merino wool to make this? Check out our article with tips on sewing with merino wool and where to buy it.
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