Caftan Turned Kimono Cardigan

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Hi everyone!

It’s been over due for a DIY sewing project and I wanted to share a recent project I have  done.  I’ve been slightly obsessed with kimono cardigans.  So one day, it came to me to that I could make a kimono using a caftan.   I found this really cute caftan from Ross ($8.99).

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It was fairly simple to make.   I laid the caftan flat on a table and cut a straight line down the middle.

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I then folded and pinned both sides of the fabric where I cut and sewed down the hem of each side.

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Here’s the final result.

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My tank top ($1.90) and jeans ($9.80) are from Forever 21+. My shoes are from Rue 21 ($6.00).

This kimono has been multifunctional. I have used it as a cover up for swimming and to wear around the house as an alternative to my fleece house coat. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Be on the look out for more of my DIY projects.

Brandi

10 Comments

      1. Cara

        Seriously, if only I had my own personal seamstress in my closet, and I could say “Take this caftan and make it a kimono for Thursday” or “rip the sleeves off this dress, summer is coming”, and then “OK, it’s september, I need you to put the sleeves BACK on the dress”

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