Caftan

The last time I made this top I’d used a vintage polycotton bed sheet and it turned out to be disappointingly stiff and unflattering but this  emerald green sari silk (surplus from my military maxi waistcoat lining) turned out just right.

The 1976 pattern –  Simplicity 7569 – was fantastically easy to follow . View 2 only consists of  two pieces and it’s ready to wear in a couple of hours.

I’ll be raiding the Indian fabric stall on the market for more lightweight material, these tops will be perfect for my travels in India later this year.

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