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Day 160: ’70s Bell Sleeve Kaftan to Dress Refashion

Day 161: DIY Laundry Detergent
Day 159: A Hole is a Hole, No Matter How You Slice It.

Happy Hump Day, friends!  I hope you’re all having an awesome-possum week so far!

Have I mentioned how much I looooove remaking old kaftans lately?

Day 160: '70s Bell Sleeve Kaftan to Dress Refashion 1
Gypsy is giving this piece the cold shoulder.

Temps have finally gone back to what one would expect for fall here in SC, so this warm dress with its cozy sleeves is going to come in quite handy. 

This $1 thrifted kaftan was homemade, so it has a special place in my heart!

Let’s refashion this kaftan into a dress!

First I had to take it in a good bit, all the way through the sleeves. 

Since this dress doesn’t have any buttons or zips, I had to be careful not to take it in too much, otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to get into it!

To do this, I turned my kaftan inside out and pinned the sides. Then, I ran it through my sewing machine!

I carefully tried it on inside-out to check the fit before I sewed it.

sewing new side seam
Whirrrr!

Then, I removed some of the length by making a single chop.

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Chop!

This dress is mind-bendingly comfy! I love the new length and think I’ll get a lot wear out of this one!

I got lots of compliments from my pals at Karaoke Night!  🙂

Also…anybody remember my headband I made from leftover shirt elastic?

70s Bell Sleeve Kaftan to Dress Refashion after
Remember that headband? 🙂
jillian and her friend tony
I long for Tony’s luscious locks! 🙂

Cheers!

'70s Bell Sleeve Kaftan to Dress Refashion
Day 161: DIY Laundry Detergent
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