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Posted on:2/17/09 11:06 PM
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alviana said... (4/7/10 9:20 PM) Reply
Beautiful! the fabric is perfect for the pattern. very summer look :)
Kathi R said... (2/24/09 7:35 PM) Reply
Great use of unusual fabric, once again a very complete review. Thanks.
Mahogany Stylist said... (2/19/09 4:43 PM) Reply
Great looking caftan.
Aless said... (2/18/09 8:29 PM) Reply
OK...back to that pattern for me! Will use the reversed pleat idea myself. Never ever thought I'd wear a caftan [first time for everything :-) ] but I neeeed this one. PS Your photo is better than Burda's.
Winifred said... (2/18/09 7:29 PM) Reply
Now that is really lovely Vonne. Its on my wish list and I think I've got just the fabric for it - and the pattern of course!! Enjoy wearing it.
Kellie R. said... (2/18/09 7:09 PM) Reply
Lovely!!! You look very cool and ready for the islands!
Heatherrique said... (2/18/09 4:35 PM) Reply
Vonne, looks like you are in stylin' in paradise! Very attractive caftan!
FreyaStark said... (2/18/09 4:14 PM) Reply
It's lovely! Well done. I want to make a caftan, too, but it's hard to find a good pattern. This is the nicest I've seen.
MissCelie said... (2/18/09 4:08 PM) Reply
Ok. You win. This looks far more chic than I even imagined it could!
Karendee said... (2/18/09 2:03 PM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful!
Luckylibbet said... (2/18/09 12:33 PM) Reply
Very nice review! I'll keep this in mind if I ever go cruising. It's nice to know it has some shape.
Ann Smith said... (2/18/09 12:30 PM) Reply
Terrific use of your undesired fabric. Now it is wonderful.
mylittleelephant said... (2/18/09 11:51 AM) Reply
Great prints and placement of it, I never liked caftan before but yours looks so lovely that I have changed my mind, thanks for the review.
MelissaB in WA said... (2/18/09 11:50 AM) Reply
You look so classy - I'm glad it was saved from the charity bag. Beautiful work as always.
Knitters Delight said... (2/18/09 11:48 AM) Reply
I saw your preview from the Burdaenglish group on yahoo. I'm not a big Hawaiian print person either, but that looks AMAZING on you. The perfect fabric for the design.
Diane E said... (2/18/09 11:35 AM) Reply
What a beautiful cruise/lounge dress! Great use of fabric. Thanks for the "two for one" tracing inspiration!
Mahler said... (2/18/09 9:34 AM) Reply
I love what you did with the pattern and fabric. Great project for relaxing moments. I miss the summer sun. Looking at your pictures make me feel great. ;-)
Michelle L said... (2/18/09 9:31 AM) Reply
Great use of the panel print! Your caftan turned out great!!
Re Becca said... (2/18/09 9:13 AM) Reply
That does look so boutique. Wonderful use of the fabric.
carolynw said... (2/18/09 8:58 AM) Reply
Beautiful - love the fabric
Rhoda K said... (2/18/09 8:45 AM) Reply
Beautiful caftan and love your fabric. It looks great on you.
minieme said... (2/18/09 6:00 AM) Reply
That is very stylish, Vonne. I just saw the blouse version too. Very nice.
Diana M said... (2/18/09 3:58 AM) Reply
Wonderful layout of the pieces on your panel -- so glad it found its home with you; you look great and comfortable in it. Very boutique!
Sew4Fun said... (2/18/09 3:18 AM) Reply
That's the best looking caftan I've seen!
Yvonski said... (2/18/09 2:44 AM) Reply
As always, your review is informative and interesting. I love it; just wish I was your size. LOL
Natasha B said... (2/18/09 2:26 AM) Reply
Your dress (caftan sounds sooo 70s) is gorgeous. The print that you put off using is just perfect ... are they really horses?! So you took out the side split? But that was so Burda! You look great Vonne.
Annette1 said... (2/18/09 1:15 AM) Reply
You've managed to design a LOVELY caftan out of a piece of fabric that you weren't even that crazy about, which has now turned into something truly unique and wonderful. I particularly like this pattern because it has some SHAPE to it, as opposed to just being a big square with a hole cut in it for your head -- ha! It's quite attractive and flattering! And I LOVE the way this print has made up into this garment.
katlew03 said... (2/17/09 11:56 PM) Reply
This is the caftan I've been looking for. I'll have to see if I can order it. Yours looks great and I love the fabric.
AnneMarie60 said... (2/17/09 11:48 PM) Reply
Great call to invert the front pleat! I think your caftan is stylish and flattering.
sewtime said... (2/17/09 11:47 PM) Reply
You look fabulous in your beautiful caftan!!
Karen8320 said... (2/17/09 11:24 PM) Reply
Definitely a sophisticated 'twisting by the pool' look here, Vonne. Caftans are generally so shapeless and uninteresting but you've made this into a very well-styled garment. Very chic for pool-side. You look great!
 
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