It's once more me bothering everyone with all the kit I want to make despite having no time at all. Anyway, at TORM I acquired some beautiful wool with a good weave (couldn't resist it, sorry Veronica), which I shall, with some luck and given the Christmas vacation, turn into a lined kaftan of the longer kind (i.e. not one of those described as "wrap-around jacket" in the relevant kit section on the Wiki, but more along the riding coat lines). Now I looked at some of the pattern found in the different links and while some of them don't seem to make any sense at all, others seem managable.
I am obviously aware that not many will have had experience with making kaftans, but I thought I'd nevertheless ask if anyone has any advice/hints/things to watch out for/explanations for patterns/tips/cookies/general comments on making it, authenticity, how to best do the lining or whatever else you can think of. Or if you happen to come across any more good web pages or have any book recommendations on kaftan matters, please let me know!!
I'll be using wool and also wool to line it (two different shades of green), but the material is quite thin, so it should nevertheless be comparatively light weight. I haven't started worrying about silk cuffs or fur around the edges yet. … Yet.