Thursday, September 29, 2011

Miss S's Kaftan

It's the second week of school holidays for us and I had so many plans for all sorts of projects but the time has got away from me - and the craft projects have been relegated.  I did however manage to make this kaftan for Miss S.   The pattern is a mix of tracing one of the shirts she has and scaling down the Make it Perfect Shearwater Kaftan.  It feels like it has been so long in the making with little sessions when ever I could snatch the time.  One night I managed to make the pattern, the next session cut it out, the next sew a few seams, the next hem and finish.  I found it pretty frustrating but it's done.

Poor little thing she was prancing around the garden in her togs and Kaftan but we have no pool.  All dressed up and no where to go....
It's made in a really cute Kokka double gauze.  I am amazed at my subconscious sewing with all these pale colours at the moment, I wonder what that says about where I am at???

But the best thing is that Miss S loves it and has wore it yesterday!  She said to me "I have three things now that you have made that I love."  How bitter sweet is that.


  1. The top looks great - great choice with the print!

  2. The fabric is so sweet : )
    Wouldnt mind one like that myself.

  3. I've been meaning to make one for me from this pattern for a while now. The one you have made for your daughter looks beautiful, such a sweet print!

  4. It looks gr8. And she loves it - it will get worn!

  5. It's lovely - such beautiful fabric