Nothing like finishing your summer caftan just in time for the first frost, huh?

After learning my lesson with The Coat sitting in pieces for a season and mentally nagging me, I thought I’d better just get this done so I can move on cleanly. And I do love it. I mean, LOOK AT IT. It’s like an elegant tent.

Details: 4 yards of discount designer rayon from Jo-Ann; vintage Simplicity pattern. I had a hell of a time getting the inset under the bust to have nice corners (you can see the detail in the pattern line drawing below):



But at the end of the day, I don’t think you notice the fudged corners in all that fabric and print.


Maybe I can sew caftans all winter, preparing to fully embrace my Auntie Mame in 2017.