For the last few months I’ve been obsessing over caftans.
I love how this silhouette works at all lengths. It can be made as a top, tunic, dress, or maxi. It accessorizes well, works with jeans (which is how I’ve been wearing it as we move from summer into fall), and can be made in different fabrics. I’ve been making all of my summer caftans in linen because of all the crazy hot, humid weather we’ve had here in New York. But I’m moving toward silk for fall because it can be dressed up.
Anyway, the caftan I’m wearing here is my newest project for Creative Bug, and it’s quick and fun to make. It’s a great advanced beginner project, and you may notice that it’s based on a simple rectangle so there aren’t a lot of pattern pieces to deal with. In the video, I even demonstrate how I printed on my linen versions. You can watch the trailer for this project here.
Interested in registering and making the project? Creative Bug has generously put together a special offer, just for you. You can take $10 off any 1-month, 3-month, or 6-month subscription package if you use the promo code CAFTAN10 when you sign up. The discount code is good through October 15, 2012. I love this because you an watch as many workshops as you want.
And if you need a little more caftan inspiration, I’ve also got a caftan Pinterest board going with some cute prints and details that might get you thinking. And plotting your own style.