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?
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.
Then, I removed some of the length by making a single 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?
2 thoughts on “Day 160: ’70s Bell Sleeve Kaftan to Dress Refashion”
Stunning as usual. I LOVE a kaftan!
I have a lovely cosy kaftan I wear as a dressing gown that I bought in Morocco. Can´t cut it down yet..but maybe one day 🙂