A caftan is very easy to make, I've been making them for years in various styles in all different types of fabrics and today I have launched my first easy to follow video tutorial showing you how to make a simple one for yourself (isn't that awesome guys?!). And you are going to love my model above there, she was so easy to work with and smiled every step of the way through each shot/clip and never once complained.
The caftan or kaftan (spelled this way too) has been around for centuries worn by both men and women. This precious vintage garment is a part of history for many nationalities and cultures.
pic from alibaba.com
And within the caftan you will find the abaya...or is it the other way around? And like the abaya, they can be pretty pricey when made with high quality fabrics and adornments.
Idunno, but I have wanted to do a tutorial on how to make a simple one for a long while now and never had the time until now to pull it all together.
What I like most about them is that they are modest in nature leaving a lot to imagination. Heck, the caftan has saved women all over the world (including myself) a-many-a-day... look, you could be in your hair rollers, with one eye open (the other one crumb-shut), half asleep trying to cook an egg and still you look all sexy and alluring (and you're clearly NOT)cause that caftan was worked up in a soft flowy fabric (right or wrong?)
I don't like to brag, but currently in my pattern-possession I have quite a few caftan patterns like this chic number from Vogue
(I actually have 2 of these babies...I should give one away here shouldn't I?...what ya think?) and
This lovely one from yesteryear I just snagged online a few weeks ago.
pic borrowed from here
Caftans are on the rise these days, but remember when they were downgraded to "moo-moo status" for a minute? Oh that was horrible, especially in the 90's..But thanks to re-runs, Mrs. Roper who always rocked hers with style back in the 70's, helped show off this garment's versatility and kept it's head above the water.
Okay, enough from me and my chatty self, let's get to the cute tute and if you guys make one, I want a pic to share (pretty please :))
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