hi! i found this online yesterday and thought i'd give it a go: http://sewconvert.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/the-1-hour-kaftan-tutorial-butterfly-kaftan/
i used this sheer fabric i've had in my stash for years:
just as i was about to start sewing i spotted a hole 20cm up from the hem line :( but i still wanted to use this fabric up so i had to shorten it.
i used my overlocker to give the raw edges and the neckline a quick rolled hem using turquoise thread then all i had to do to finish it was sew the side seams! quick&easy!