First, I apologize for the large gap in blogging! My Summer and subsequent Fall were busy and honestly got away from me! I have, however, been sewing up a storm so I thought I would start sharing some of my more recent makes. First up (and one of my more recent makes) is this amazing cape/coat that I made for my sister. Now while I frequently make things for other people (clients), this is significant because I have a rule that as long as they buy all the supplies, I sew for my family for free.
At the end of the summer, my sister sent me this picture of a cape that she really wanted to recreate.
Since she was due for a project and this seemed a minimally involved make, I acquiesced and began the search for a pattern to hack. Luckily, I found V9211 pretty quickly and the only adjustments that needed to be made were to shorten the collar by half so that it was just a stand up collar and not a roll neck. I also omitted the hidden snap placket and used vintage leather buttons from my stash and added welt pockets.
The original cape was made of a wool double knit so I knew we needed something with a little drape. Luckily for my sister, I bought 2 yards of some Burberry cashmere in Philadelphia about 3 years ago at a jobber's shop because I fell in love with it and because Burberry. I have been sitting on this wonderful fabric not sure what to do with it as part of it's charm is it's amazing drape. When she brought this project to my attention I knew it would be perfect and when I showed it to her, she also fell in love. At this point, I would like to be acknowledged for how unselfish this entire project is. I mean, I let her have the Burberry!!!!
Ok, enough chatter. Here are the pictures of the cape. She turned out pretty great!
So that is my most recent archived make! My sister has yet to receive the finished garment so I don't have pictures of her in said cape, but I can assure you she was over the moon with the pictures so I'm very optimistic!
One last note. Over the course of a few months at the end of the summer, I made myself a 13 piece mini capsule wardrobe for Fall. Some of the items were a bit of a fail, but overall I'm pretty stoked with the end result. Would you all be interested in a blog series that covers all 13 pieces? Just let me know in the comments!