Forty ’til 40 // Simplicity 8505

Hey Family…..Let me tell you about look # 11! This vintage caftan by Simplicity.  Now I know your saying……vintage??? Yes, Vintage.  I’ve had this pattern for a minute and every time I see it in my stash I just scroll by, but it continued to stay in the back of my mind.  I just couldn’t see my self in this vintage pattern.  All I could see was the look of grandma going to the grocery store in her caftan. Now don’t get me wrong grandma looked good, but I didn’t know if I would look as good as grandma……….I was giving my self so many excuses and one day I was like…wait a minute….GIRL You can sew….remember???  You can create what ever look you want! (Have you ever had conversations with yourself like that??!!  LOL!!  I know I’m not the only one!)  This is why I LOVE sewing so much.


So I decided to shorten my caftan to thigh length.  I felt like the full length was going to be to much fabric.  I wasn’t sure if I would like it short, but I actually LOVE it.  Loved it so much I will be making another one full length this time in a solid color.


This was a very easy sew and straight forward.  Not much, if any fit is required which is great!






Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed this look as much as I did.  I can’t wait to see you again.

Much love and many blessings!



Pattern: Simplicity 8505

Fabric: Michael Levine (Loft)

Photo Cred: Luke Ballentine Moment2Remember

Shoes: Aldo

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