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During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Turkish women created exotic and sumptuous looks by combining and layering these three basic garments (entari or robe, vest and short jacket). Misses Extra Small to 2XL. The Entari or Robe features optional waist shaping darts, plunging V front neckline, button loop front closures, flowing bell sleeves, and free floating ankle length panels. Make as a gown to layer under the vest and jacket and/or as a coat to wear on top. The unlined, semi fitted vest has a low cut curved neckline, curved princess seams, and button loop front closures. This easy sew garment can be quickly bound along the edges and lavishly embellished with braid, sequins, machine or hand embroidery (see authentic Turkish embroidery designs inside pattern.)The short jacket has a gently curving front hemline and bell sleeves that fit over the Entari, allowing the Entari sleeves to drape sensuously. This quick sew garment with bound edges is perfect for elaborate fabrics and embellishments. Suggested fabrics: For the Entari, lightweight drapey silk, polyester, rayon for a gown; or medium weight silk, linen, cotton, or wool for a coat. For the Jacket and Vest, all weights of silk, linen, velvet, cotton, wool, felt, denim, brocade, satin, suede, upholstery fabric.

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