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.






8 responses to “Made by a Fabricista: Simplicity 8505”

  1. I have this pattern and have been dying to make it. Your fabric choice is simply gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration to get started!


    1. Check out my post on for more info. It’s a really easy sew!


  2. These are your colors! Beautiful sew! ❤


  3. […] Made by a Fabricista: Simplicity 8505 […]


  4. The fabric is gorgeous and looks great on you! I’m about to make this and wondering about the bust. I’m a DD – how do you find the fit?


    1. It’s very loose fitting so you’d likely be ok.


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