Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Make your own Matthew Williamson kaftan (from a free pattern)

It is not always one stumble upon a free pattern on the web. Here I found a free pattern and it is to make a Matthew Williamson (he is a British fashion designer) kaftan Make your own kaftan It’s a newspaper article online not another one of those sign your life (email address) away links. I don’t monetize on the free pattern link. I made it with lightweight silk fabric and the result turn out to be pretty good and amazing. It is quite easy to make which is even better. I didn’t have to do much fit as it is quite loose fitting.

Fabric

I got the fabric Ratti silk factory located in Guanzate near Lake Como, Italy. They are one of big silk manufacturers there and their fabrics are amazing. I was there on holiday decided to go Lake Como as I love fabrics a lot. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on nice silk fabrics.

Did some google search, some trips to places that didn’t exist anymore and finally got to the tourist information office. There I twisted their arm and got the information and directions of Ratti factory out from them and took the bus there. I just couldn’t home empty handed!! And bought a few silk fabrics there. A great place to visit if you are visiting Lake Como. They have now got a website and online store called carnetfabrics. I have hashtag them on instagram so nice of them acknowledge eh?

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Closer look to the top I made. I wore it with a linen pants from Gap. Sunglasses by Versace.

I wore it while on holiday to Marrakesh, Morocco and it was great for the hot weather as it’s loose fitting, made out of light airy fabric.

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Top I made wore it while on a holiday in Morocco. I love Marrakesh market as one could haggle when you buy stuff. It’s a must to haggle. Worn with GAP linen trousers , Birkenstock sandals and bag is from Marc Jacobs

I even wore it while hiking as I hate wearing the design of hiking clothes. As it’s silk it has got good wicking content. Pants from Northface and sunglasses from Versace.

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Me on a hike to the foothills of Mount Toubkal. I wore it with a North face hiking pants

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