Paisley Caftan Dress
Dress is made from several yards of cotton polyester blend print fabric that I purchased from an antique store in my area-- circa 1960's. It is embellished with a cotton bow (attached), various types of ribbons (polyester, velvet and cotton) comes with a matching fabric tie belt. Dress has a large square neckline and is just above ankle length for a woman approx 5'2 - 5'6. Dress is free-sized and very loose fitting, comfortable but flattering and dressy enough for wearing outside. Sleeves are long and ruffled below the elbow. Perfect for late summer early fall weather. Dress is lined in the upper torso area (neckline to navel) but could benefit from a half slip in cooler weather. There are minor imperfections in the fabric due to being antique-- I added extra stitching where appropriate to add durability. Otherwise, garment is very sturdy and can be machine washed in the gentle cycle, air dry.