Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cape Part 1

I wanted to call this a Thrifty Thursday post, but as I looked for the pattern, I couldn't find it. I thought for sure that I downloaded it from the Sew News site, but now I don't know. The pattern is for a cape, or cloak as the pattern states. I will continue to look for the pattern and if I find it, I'll share it next week on Thursday.
I had one issue with the pattern. It was originally cut as one piece with the center back on the fold. What I didn't care for was the fact that this would put the center front on the bias.
So I cut the pattern apart at the shoulder and then put both center front and center back on the straight of grain. 
Another change I made was to lengthe the pattern by 12".
 Here's a close up of the fabric that I am using. It's a lovely low pile faux fur.
I decided that I would like to trim it in black, so I purchased another faux fur to trim the cape.
I also found a piece of piping that I thought would make a lovely break between the patterned fur and the black fur.
 It won't be an obvious addition, but I think it will add just a little spark.
And finally, here's my lining, a lovely piece of Asian silk. I abolutely love the dragons!
The sewing club that I belong to, The Haute Couture Club of Chicago, will have a segment devoted to capes and jackets. I am writing the blog for the fashion show and I recently did an inspiration post on capes. If you would like to take a look, you can find it HERE.
I'm really excited about my cape as I think it will be lovely. In the meantime, I hope I find the origination of the pattern!!!  

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  1. Oh! The eye-candy! Inspiration overload!

    Thanks, Rhonda!

    Happy weekend,

  2. Yummy fabrics! Can't wait to see the finished product.

  3. It will definitely be lovely. What a great fabric combination!

  4. Oh my word this will be super-stunning. Can't wait to see it on. The piping really does take it up a notch. Beautiful. Xx

  5. Very pretty. did you find the cape yet? I'm pretty sure there is a cape on Threads Insider...don't know if that is teh one you saw.

    1. Hi Laura,
      I haven't had a chance to look for the pattern. I was in Denver yesterday doing videos for Sew News, so a hectic couple of days.
      Thanks for the idea, but I'm pretty sure that I didn't get it from Threads Insider as I allowed my subscription to lapse. I'll look over the weekend and see if I can possibly find the pattern. There is a little lesson here for anyone doing PDF patterns, put your name on the pattern!!!

  6. Such lusciousness!!!! That black fur, especially, is wonderful.

  7. Beautiful, fur, I really like the spark you added to it cant wait to see the finish product!

  8. I love your fabric choices! And I love a beautiful cape -- can't wait to see it!

  9. I'm so loving this ever piece of fabric, going to be gorgeous!!!