*CUSTOM INDIGO KAFTAN ORDERS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED*
Beautiful handmade dress using shibori indigo dyed cotton fabric.
I began making these dresses in Baja California, Mexico where i spent 2 years homesteading in the mountains on an off-grid farm, and are very much inspired by my lifestyle during that time.
I wanted a piece that was firstly, beautiful. Secondly, comfortable and breathable to wear around the farm and lastly, made from natural fabrics.
Each dress is beautifully unique, no two dye jobs or indigo shades are exactly alike. The fabric is hand dyed in Africa using natural indigo dye and each carries a magical feel all it's own and is also non-toxic. It is dyed purely with plant matter.
The cotton is soft as can be- like it's been worn in perfectly over years.
Each dress varies slightly in shade and design- upon purchase I will send you samples of the fabric i have on hand and we can work to pick the perfect shade and pattern for you. I adjust the size based on your measurements and make sure there is ample room to move and groove- this piece wears much like a kaftan, with low arm-pits and an oversized fit with slits up the side to allow for easy movement.
Because of the varying size of the fabrics, if it is not wide enough to complete the dress i add extra panels of other indigo fabric. That being said, the fabric you choose will be the bulk of the dress except for possibly a few inch wide piece in the back, which will be centred and aesthetically pleasing.
Please note that this fabric is handmade and hand dyed, and some of it is very old. It is not uncommon for there to be small mends and patch-jobs and small stains, part of what makes each dress so unique! While i try to get the bulk of whatever stains might be present out, some have been there for a long time and don't budge. That being said, if it is too stained i will not use it, so this does not mean you while receive your kaftan covered in stains. They are slight and small and faded if present.
Please let me know if you would like anything tweaked i.e a more modest neckline- a shorter / longer fit, an even looser fit etc. I am happy to do custom fittings.
Upon purchasing, please send me your hip, waist, bust and height measurements and whether or not you have a preference for a lighter or darker shade. Each is made to fit perfectly, therefore i do not carry any that are ready-made.
Please allow about 3 weeks typically and up to 4 weeks for your dress to be made in very busy times. If you need one made quicker please do not hesitate to ask for a rushed order! I am happy to help when i can!
Please be aware, you will not receive any of the actual dresses in any of these photos, they are all past orders that i have created for customers. If you see a specific one you like i will do my best to find a similar fabric and shade for you from my collection!
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