The “Batik Mini Kaftan” Dress
Fabric: Batik Cotton and Plain Cotton
Pattern: Butterick Fast & Easy B5329 – View B
Notions: Thread & Brown Cotton from Stash
Time to Complete: 3 Hours
First worn: On Vacation
Wear again? Yes
Total Price: $7.45, $5 for Batik Fabric – last 2.5 yards on the bolt
Pattern $2.45 Warehouse Sale on VoguePatterns.com
Let’s just start off with I love this dress. It does triple duty because I wore it to dinner one night, used it on the beach and wore it to lounge in the room. Life has taught me 1 week vacations are great but 2 weeks are divine. You really get a chance to unwind. I read 4 books, caught up on sleep and manage to start a tan I can keep going all summer. One of the best parts in planning this vacation was sewing with a purpose. These days with weight limitations and just not wanting to drag more then you need, designing outfits for multiple uses is great. It was pretty exciting to discover while I was packing that everything but the swimsuit I had sewn for myself. I guess a swimsuit will need to be added to my bucket list – maybe a future challenge from Mena.
With a weekly sewing agenda, the patterns seem to be getting easier to understand and follow. Which use to be a real challenge for me. I liked the cotton fabric but I could also see this in a poly silk or something lite weight that would bellow in the tropical breezes.
I’m so happy summer is here. It is my favorite season to sew for!