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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Anthro inspired caftan

I have been in love with this caftan from Anthropologie for a while now.  It's no longer availalbe on their website, so I added it to my "Things to Sew" board on Pinterest.


I had kind of just forgotten about it, until I found some fabric that reminded me of it in LA.  So I snatched up 5 yards.  It was $2 per pound, and weighed next to nothing, so I'm pretty sure it literally cost me $2.  I figured it would be great and flowy with my baby bump, and the colors were perfect for fall.  And after some trial and error, and many threats to throw it in the trash, I finally completed it to my liking.





I made a row of tiny pleats along the top of the sleeves, and the empire waist.  The back is just straight, but has the effect of being gathered once it is tied around the waist.  Since the fabric is sheer, I made a black maxi skirt and wore it with a black top underneath the caftan.

I felt especially pregnant wearing it, but I guess that's one of the joys of being 7 months pregnant.  You don't have to feel too self conscious wearing 4+ yards of fabric.  You're growing a human inside of you for crying out loud!

51 comments:

  1. It's super cute! Nicely done! Also, it/you make pregnancy look great... way to grow a human inside of you:)!

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  2. It came out even better than the real one! I love your fabric choice!

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  3. I've been drooling over that Anthro caftan forever! Yours looks just as fabulous. :)

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  4. I actually bought this caftan when I was around 12 weeks. Its great, but you're right- you feel insanely pregnant while wearing it!

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  5. LOVE the dress on you!! So gorgeous! Can you post a how to?

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  6. Beautiful! I love it. Wonderful job. You have such a good eye.

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  7. Wow, you did an awesome job! The dress is absolutely gorgeous.

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  8. leanne you are SO talented! seriously!!!

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  9. Whoa!! That's beautiful! Love it :)...

    Moe

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  10. This is sooo cute! You are so talented!

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  11. Stunning and I mean the pictures of you in front of the window wearing the dress! Great job!

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  12. So gorgeous!! Is it weird that I almost want to be pregnant just so I could wear something like this? Yea... probably! Lol! You did a fantastic job on it though! :)

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  13. You did an amazing job on this! I would love to wear that and I'm not even preggy! Very cute to say the least!

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  14. Where do you go to get your fabric in LA? I am there every week and would love to know where to get fabric so cheap!

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  15. This turned out great! I love the fabric you picked!

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  16. You should start adding all these things to your etsy! I would shop there all the time!!! Love it!!!!! You can catch my my recent post Joe + Amanda: A Love Portrait at http://eloquentenglish1.blogspot.com/

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  17. i'd pay you the big $$$ to make more! ahhh love it!

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  18. Oh my gosh! I love it! Any chance you'll be giving us a tutorial??

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  19. If there's ever a reason that I learn to sew (which I plan to, since my mom just got me a sewing machine), it will be because of your blog. You make so many things that inspire my creativity!

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  20. Too cute! Florals are so lovely. :)

    Love,
    ~bree

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  21. Wow this is AWESOME! I'm sure I'll be seeing this all over Pinterest in no time ;)

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  22. You are so talented!! I wish we had a fabric district in Utah. Joanns doesn't cut it. Do you have any tips for searching on fabric.com; I tend to have a hard time finding fabric I like on there. I hope that one day I can be as good as seeing as you are. You are so inspirational!

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  23. Look at you girl! I feel like every time I read you blog you have something super cute and new that you made! I love it! You are so super talented! I bet the people who live near you would die to have you teach a sewing class! Heck I'd go to one!!

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  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I would totally pay you to make me one. I am due in Feb and that looks PERFECT

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  25. um, gorgeous! you're so talented. and i looove that last picture!

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  26. Lovely! I'd love to see a tutorial :) It looks pretty simple, but maybe deceptively so?

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  27. oh my gosh, this is so darling. i am way impressed with your sewing skills. i would love to see a tutorial if you plan to post it. you also look stunning.

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  28. You are so talented! It and you look beautiful!

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  29. Oh my goodness, leanne! it turned out so great! (but of course, everything you make turns out great!)

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  30. OMG so very lovely and you look especially lovely with your baby bump! It turned out so pretty!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  31. wow, this dress is so pretty!

    By the way, I just found your blog and I have to say that I really like it!– your style is original and I read your blog with alot of pleasure. I adore blog like yours so.. I just wonder..if we could follow each other..Please answer! But even if your answer is “no” I’ll be still your reader

    with love,
    your opinion is VERY important for me!http://chocarome.blogspot.com/

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  32. You look amazing in this drees! It is look cosy and also beautiful dress.

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  33. Sooo beautiful!! I'm glad you stuck with it! It turned out amazing!

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  34. awv very very cute!!

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  35. Wow that is amazing! I loke yours better than the one from Anthro! Good Job :)

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  36. This is gorgeous!!

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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  37. I am a new follower but I've been checking your blog everyday for several months now!
    This is absolutely beautiful. I love it so much more than the Anthro one!

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  38. Beautiful! Your so talented! Just made another maxi skirt and got so many compliments! Thanks so much for sharing your talent : )

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  39. wow! i just discovered your blog today--I am going to make the maxi skirt (probably 3 of them!) for our upcoming trip. I LOVE this caftan though--it is gorgeous! I am now on the hunt for a pattern or tute on one of these!

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  40. I LOVE this dress!!! I'm off to check out your shop, you have some great things!

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  41. You are so incredibly talented!!! I love this and can't wait for you to make me one when I get pregnant again. ;) hee hee

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  42. Fabulous! You look perfectly pregnant ;)

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  43. I love it and you need to post a how to tutorial on it...I just purchased some fabric and trying to figure out how to make it.... I love your other tutorials.

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  44. is there a tutorial for this??! i'd LOVE to learn how to make this!!

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  45. I would definitely love a tut for this! So great!

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