My Caftan Redo

Two weeks ago, I made this caftan.

It was incredibly easy to make, but I really, REALLY did not like it on me. My mom called it a moo-moo. I have to agree. It looks amazing on some people, but not on me.

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So, today I decided to cut it up and make it wearable. I first set it out on my floor. I then measured out where I wanted the waist to be, and I cut it apart.

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I also trimmed up the torso sides.

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I then took the skirt portion and created the pleated skirt like I made on my pink striped skirt. I pinned and sewed it to the elastic band.

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Then I took the top and pinned and sewed it to the elastic band as well. I had to have a few pleats, as it wasn’t totally fitted. Note: If I were to do this again, I would make the top completely fitted. It looks a little messy with the top AND bottom pleated.

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I also had to sew up the sides of the top.

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The final step was reworking the arm holes. I marked where I wanted them to be, and I hemmed it up.

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The finishing touch was my new, black, chunky, elastic belt. It is exactly like my tan one from Anthropologie (expensive!!!), but it was from Stein Mart and just $10!!!!!

I have to say, I love this look so much more! This is actually a dress that I can wear now!

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