{Pinspired} Caftan Fever | Thriftanista in the City


{Pinspired} Caftan Fever

I've been pretty obsessed with caftans this summer. My pinspiration is a dress worn by The Fancy Pants Report. She's wearing an H&M dress. I loved the basic shape and that's why I thought of it when I made myself a caftan.

caftan dress with african print

It's amazing how such a simple design can be so beautiful. While in L.A., I went on a caftan hunt for a vintage one and had a bit of sticker shock. None less than $35. For the right one, I would have paid it but none turned out to be it.

caftans pinterest

The "new" caftans are ridiculously expensive except for the cheap ones I found that were poorly constructed with crap fabric and bad stitching.

african print dress ideas

My solution? Make my own. I was very excited to discover that not only is this a super easy project but quick too. I used african print fabric from my Uganda trip and I just love how it turned out.

ankara print outfit ideas

It's cool and easy to throw on and I made myself some super high slits for a little leg action and to take full advantage of any breeze that may come my way.

diy summer caftan

The fabric I chose is one of the least liked of my stash. I picked it when I was trying to bundle for a "good deal". The fabric didn't speak to me. I didn't know what to do with it so it became my caftan making test fabric.  Now that it's fully formed into a garment I adore it.

caftans for summer

I wasn't going to make a belt because I wanted it to be a total let the belly hang free piece but it looks so good on the H&M dress I went for it. I won't wear the belt all the time. When I'm going from point A to B, I'll just throw the dress on and go. I'm kinda thinking I need one for every day of the week.

Are you into caftans?

caftan with ankara print fabric
THRIFT bangles - clutch - vintage sunglasses DIY caftan GIFT Carlos wedge sandals


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