Hello my lovelies,
I was originally going to sew this cape for the Burda Sew-along, but that “sew” didn’t happen. But as good fortune would have it, along comes the Monthly Stitch with the first cab of the rank – Capes!! OMG Totes amazeballs……
So this is what I am hoping to end up with (not this colour mind you – would totally clash with my red hair):
As this was meant for another project, I had already commenced working on it, that is I had deciphered the Burda pattern sheet, and traced it out. I then tailor tacked around the pattern. By doing this, this gives me the sewing line and allows me to have as wide a seam allowance as I like, which is good for fitting purposes.
I am nearly ready to start sewing this baby up. I just need to fix up the button placement as I didn’t read the instructions properly when I drew it up, but this is a quick job and won’t take long.
I have chosen a dark grey wool blend that I purchased from the US of A. I had to go and purchase more lining, as the one I originally wanted to use.. didn’t have enough of it did I? Oh well.
The first thing to sew up are the armholes/slits and I am already stuck on the instructions.. Going to have to sit down with a piece of scrap material and work my way through them, me thinks. Not the clearest I can tell you.
I am away this weekend visiting one of my sisters, but will start this next Monday and as I haven’t sewn anything for months, I am really looked forward to this.. and looking forward to what you all sew up.
So thank you Kat, Mel and Juliet for this project – pretty cool.