Made by a Fabricista: Simplicity 8505

In my latest Fabric Mart Fabricista post I show off my new caftan just in time for hot summer days. Read all the details on their blog, here.


Pattern: Simplicity 8505

Pattern Description: Vintage 1970s ankle-length caftans for Misses. View A with back zipper closing has a high round neckline, kimono type sleeves, front slit opening and novelty braid trim. View B has back loop and button closing and V-shaped neckline has yoke and skirt area gathered to midriff, plus inside ties.

Sizing: S,M,L I sewed a Large

Difficulty: 2/easy

Fabric Used: Cobalt Blue, Chartreuse and Aqua Floral print Crepe de Chine from Fabric Mart sold out but see other crepes here.

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very

Likes: duh it’s a caftan! inside ties

Dislikes: None

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None

Would I sew it again? Yes, I think I need at least 1 more just need the right fabric.

Would I recommend it to others? Definitely, if you love caftans this is for you.