I know four ways to sew khimars with slits for the hands. As I described in the review I split such styles in two type: khimar-kaftan and khimar-cape. Here we try khimar-cape which is better to sew after successful try of the khimar-poncho. The pattern of khimar-poncho is the base for many styles of khimars and French Jilbabs.

Khimars with the slits for hand are very comfortable for active persons, when you need to do a lot of body movements – your hands will be free (but covered by long sleeves of the dress you put under the khimar). More comfort for doing the job, taking care about children and for big amount of bags.

The simplest way to sew khimar-cape: when you sew khimar-poncho do not sew on fully the sides seams. Only one important point – the khimar has to be long enough in the hand sides.

This is the result:


[icegram messages=”5527″] I made it using crepe-de-chine, 100% natural silk with two colors – front side is grey, back side is black. The owner of it was very happy!

Let’s cut it. Remember that back side has to be  25-30 cm longer than front side. I made even longer than 30 cm.

Prepare headband and sew it on the back side.

Start to sew sides. Use sewing machine and not just coverstich! When you sew do not forget to leave slits for the hand like shown on the picture below – about 40 cm to sew , then 40 cm leave as slit and then sew the rest.


Then sew the slits and the hemline.

The form and style of the bottom area make as you wish.

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