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Floaty Floral Maxi Caftan

Added Jul 18, 2016

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand

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Description

Caftan with Tie Bands – Burdastyle 3/2011 #126

I traced this pattern 4 years ago. The fabric originates from the 70s, and I recently scored over 5 metres of it for only $4 from the thrift store, I’m cheap lol. I had to use my great-grandmothers’ wonderfully robust 1950s dress-makers mannequin (as well as her sharp-as-the-day-she-bought-them pinking shears: olden days sewing implements are good quality!) for the first time, because I’m not used to making large items lol. I found the maxi caftan a bit unwieldy to make, but draping the fabric over the mannequin helped me to see what I was doing. The item looks large on, but the fluid fabric is light as air, and it actually folds up into a tiny roll that you can carry in one hand, so perfect for traveling. The nature of the fabric is synthetic, and I am too scared to iron my caftan, due to this type of material getting holes melted in it if using a too hot iron. Location: Martins Bay.

Material Notes

light-weight woven ’70s synthetic nylon-type fabric, small button, interfacing, thread.

Difficulty

Novice

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Ethnic, Romantic, Vintage, Bridal, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Chiffon, Organza

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    Oct 19, 2016, 04.26 AMby nrobson

    did my photo shoot this early morning (while most people were still asleep, so they don’t laugh lol!) while on a quick road trip; darn it not many of the photos turned out, only these ones did, but I guess they kind of capture the essence of my much loved caftan lol

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    Jul 28, 2016, 08.03 PMby chrissy CHRISSY

    CUTE, VERY DREAMY!

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      Jul 30, 2016, 11.26 AMby nrobson

      Thanx darling!

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    Jul 20, 2016, 04.46 PMby kisses

    Cute….you are certainly rocking that caftan

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      Jul 23, 2016, 12.04 AMby nrobson

      Thanku kisses! I find caftans great, just by how they hang, they can look awesome from many angles hahahaha Xx

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    Jul 18, 2016, 06.06 PMby izbott

    Nice work Nadia, its perfect for traveling. I would iron it either. If you hang it to dry it’ll be fine. Its too pretty to risk buring the material. Happy summertime :-)

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      Jul 19, 2016, 03.05 PMby nrobson

      thanku my friend! i shall adhere your advice, the wrinkles aren’t many or toooo bad, so i’ll leave it, safe than sorry lolz. x

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    Jul 18, 2016, 05.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Cute and Lovely!!

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      Jul 19, 2016, 03.03 PMby nrobson

      thank you very much my friend! ;)

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    Jul 18, 2016, 08.16 AMby Mary Athey

    This looks wonderful and when you hold your arms out you can see the full impact of it .fab x

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      Jul 19, 2016, 03.04 PMby nrobson

      thanks so much Mary! its great showing the wings and they’re maxi length ones lolz =D

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