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.
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?
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.
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.