Now that I have this awesome caftan, I really need to build a time machine to go back to the 1970′s for a cigarette, a cocktail, and a key party. Or maybe I’ll just watch “The Ice Storm” again.
This is actually my second caftan. My first is more of a wintry garment of rayon velvet. This one, though, I put on right away. I did not use a pattern. It’s one piece of fabric with a hole cut out for the head, a facing sewn on, and a casing attached to the outside with some elastic through it.
The fabric started out an oyster white color. I dyed it “cabernet” with acid dyes and some shibori stitches. I used a print for the contrast at the neckline and elastic casing.
It is made of one piece of silk double georgette, folded over at the shoulder, with the neckline cut out and a front and back casing added for elastic.
Here are some more photos: