Coral reef: I meant coral Caftan

I was inspired by my sewing mentor To make this fabulous vintage caftan with this pattern. 

  
My sewing mentor posted On Beaute Jadore blog here

The fabric is African Lace gifted to me by a colleague. Yay me!

  
I shorted the pattern 17 inches 

I used the selvage for the decorative scalloped edges it had.

I cut the middle pattern price in half , attached with a 15 inch v neck and faced with …you guessed it the scalloped salvaged edge. 

 
The selvage also became the belt (above)

   

  

  

  

  

  


Now I need an event to wear this to.  

This dress right here: blue everything. 

I am still perfecting the wrap dress. This one is a game changer. 

Cobalt blue fabric from Mood Found here

 
And the African Wax fabric I had in my stash. Nice to know a seamstress that throws away their scraps. Lol 

   
  

          
I used the same Butterick Pattern from my last post for the bodice. 

I self drafted the bottom. 

Here’s a tip: just clip where darts should be , then try on the garment before sewing. This made such a huge difference with the fit. 

I am sew Happy. 

 

Wrap dress: tribal if it wants to be

I made this wrap dress although I’m still perfecting the fit. I decreased the shoulder by one inch. I still think it needs another 1 inch reduction. But this was much better. 

FABRIC

The fabric I got from JoAnns.  It reminded me of a tribal print but it really wasn’t. Lol.  I think it was a little bright so I dared to wear the wrong side. Also, I mixed it up a little by using the bright side for the arms and the belt. It was barely noticeable. And I love it. 

Have you experimented with fabric wearing the right or wrong side? Or, have you done any other fabric manipulation…please share. 
PATTERN

I used the bodice of this butterick 5030  pattern. 

  
I self drafted the wrapped bottom. I like how the drape turned out. 

I was going to leave out the belt and use one of my own. However I needed the belt to close the dress. Lol

So now I have options!!!!!!!
Oh guess what I used a Grommet Kit to make the hole for the belt and it worked out  great.