Wednesday, July 28, 2010

d.i.y. caftan

a while back, i participated in a trade on etsy for this lovely red silk caftan dress, which was pretty long and flowy. i liked the flowiness for things like summery outings and cocktails on the beach, but for every day wear in the city, i thought it needed a little makeover.

i didn't want to permanently cut off the dress. so, going from this long length, i folded up the hem a few times, then put a hand slip stitch hem in place.

so, right now it's a nice short frock for city-wear, but i'm planning on pulling the thread and letting loose the long caftan for upcoming beach days.


Miss Val's Creations said...

What a great idea! Now you have two dresses in one! The print is fantastic.

meganlimjewelry said...

Looks adorable! Love how you styled it.

meredith said...

this is so pretty! great pictures! :-)