Antonia — Kaftan With Side Slits Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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Antonia is a chic, easy to wear maxi kaftan that could do double duty as a beach cover-up. With its ankle length, a deep V-neckline and two dramatic side slits, it looks relaxed and feels glamorous. The detachable belt can be tied around the waist to give it more definition.

A perfect beginner sewing project, this kaftan will become your next favorite summer staple.

  • Free print-at-home format on A4 paper
  • Layered PDF to print just your size
  • Most patterns graded in size 0/2 to 28/30
  • Many have Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog
  • No licensing restrictions. Sew as many as you like


Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

Qty: Digital Download

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Customer Questions and Answers


hello I'm trying to download a free pattern (Antonia caftan). The only file I manage to get contains 6 pages but not the pattern. Please explain to me how I should do it. Thanks in advance

Martine • August 18, 2022
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When you open the File in Adobe Acrobat reader, you will be able to view the pattern pieces as 'attachments'. Be sure to have your attachments menu open to see them. If you would like some assistance with this please see our Help Center articles or contact customer service.

Lauren • August 18, 2022
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Fun to wear

Wearing my finished kaftan made me want to dance around, and I'm not a dancer! My husband said it's reminiscent of Greek styles. Feels cool in medium weight linen. I didn't have any trouble with the instructions.

Kari • July 25, 2023
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Lovely design

Easy to sew and such a lovely dress for summer, loved every second of this sewing project

Maria • June 17, 2023
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Lovely and easy to make

I made some changes to this pattern, making the slits run much higher so I could wear pants underneath with access to my pockets, and embroidered the neckline. I'm very happy with this pattern. I wish that the instructions were easier to find. Go to the bottom of the site, go to "the thread", then scroll down to the search bar (which is weirdly not at the top or bottom, but in the middle) and search "Antonia".

Ashley • February 1, 2022
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super pretty and easy to sew

I'm so very happy with this dress. The pattern is perfect, it fits very well and it took me 4 hours to make it. Thank you for offering so beautiful patterns for free! I will definitely use more of your patterns.

Elisa • March 14, 2021
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very easy to make

Yet another free and easy to sew pattern from the linen store. I had no problems finding the instructions and the patterns. I am not sure what are the complaints here. The pattern is included as an attachment to the pdf. Click the attachment. Go to the blog that is listed in the pattern for instructions. Very easy to assemble and cut. I made this dress in about 2 hours.

Kammy • February 7, 2018
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Medium weight deco rose linen. Love my new kaftan! The hardest part for me was pinning and cutting out the really long pieces.

Kari • July 25, 2023

Great pattern, thank you!

Maria • June 17, 2023

I made this beach cover-up with the Antonia and FS Il041 open weave. It's a bummer it is Winter where I am right now, so wearing it over a long sleeve tee and some leggings will have to do for now!

Lauren • June 17, 2022

Detail showing how I sewed a drawstring and channel instead of the tie.

Lauren • June 17, 2022

i love this pattern so much!

Karina • November 2, 2020
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