Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pink Week: The Caftan is Back

More pink! This lovely creation dates back to December, when I started on a huge caftan adventure and cut out four garments but only managed to sew up two of them.

I love this pattern and I knew I had to make something of it, but I was torn between a cool, Mediterranean look in white cotton gauze or sheer linen, and a bold, bright print.
V7036

Of course BOLD won out, especially when I found this rayon print for $2.50/yard at my local discount fabric store.

It’s a very dark pink, with a brilliant design in green, blue, brown, gold, and white.


The construction is your standard bodice-gathered-into-yoke design. The stand collar is a single straight piece, easy to attach to the neckline now that I’ve figured out the theory of curve-clipping enough to put it into practice. Side seam pockets, elastic at the sleeve cuffs, all pretty straightforward stuff. But it does make a dramatic statement with all that bright color!


It’s such a versatile garment! Anything from apr├Ęs-swim to breakfast with the Golden Girls. And, in case you were wondering, I did manage to resist purchasing that amazing wedge-shaped caftan pattern featured yesterday.

Still to come, more pink. I’d like to get one more piece done this week!
Katrina

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous.
    Breakfast with the Golden Girls sounds fun to me!

    ReplyDelete
  2. LOVE it! Caftans make me very happy!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This fabric just suits a caftan perfectly.All of the ones that you have made look really good...the burn out rayon is a favourite of mine but this pink one is up there too.I have considered making a caftan but it would have to be of such a thick fabric to retain warmth in this weather that I think that you would not be able to move with the yardage required due to total weight.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It looks wonderful and I hope you have enjoyed wearing it. This pattern has been in my stash for a few years but I want to make soon - at long last.

    ReplyDelete