Friday, November 16, 2012

a kaftan top

 I bought this pattern  a couple of weeks ago and have been trying to find time to try it out. I have had success with the same brand in an A line skirt so hoped this one would work just as well. The part that took the longest was tracing off the pattern pieces. I got some cheap-ish light material from spotlight this morning (in case I totally stuffed it up) and went for it. Two hours later I have this:

There was the option of the short or long placket at the neck. I went for the short and then decided to embellish with some leftover lace. Looks a bit of alright. The pattern is for long sleeves which are then supposed to have a tab to hold them up but I decided given it was summer I would cut the sleeves off this time to just below the elbow. It worked out really well. I couldn't believe how straightforward it was.

Really looking forward to wearing it very soon and perhaps making another one as well :-)


nataliefs said...

I bow to your creative excellence, but where may I ask are the celebratory earrings?

Wendy said...

I am a bit slow on the celebratory earrings. I will do my best over the weekend!

2paw said...

Wow, it looks pretty much like the photo on the pattern and I think the wafty fabric is a good choice. I like your embellishment: I think it is your 'thing' to embellish!!

Wendy said...

well thank you. I do have to restrain myself in the embellishments section of spotlight :-)