Well, that's an exaggeration...but I did make my first cape!
It was minus 30 the other day, so it might be a while before I wear it outside, but I'm pretty happy with it. The only thing I'm going to add is a small snap in the collar to help it stand up more attractively. Here are some more shots:
|Awesome Frog Closure|
I used McCalls 5764 (C), which has been seen in several other blogs; I've spotted it in Sew Store Bought and Adventures in Dressmaking.
I made a few changes to the cape - I added a pink flannel lining and found a beautiful vintage frog closure on Etsy in lieu of the buttons.
|The pink lining|
The frog was my favorite addition. I wanted something special to offset both the simplicity and the exaggerated shape of the cape, and immediately came up with a Chinese Frog, but I had no idea they'd be so difficult to find! JoAnn's only had 3 different kinds, all of which were too small. Even the internet lacked in a decent selection. NOW I see why there are more tutorials than inventory for frogs, and next time I will definitely learn how. But I lucked into this beautiful vintage one on Etsy, and my second set of eyes (my husband) thought it was awesome, too.
Some other photos:
|Me & my Helper|
So I'm pretty jazzed! What's coming up next? Lots of Valentines stuff, of course. I'm also teaching myself to knit, working on my first quilt square, AND making a dress from my own pattern - another first! So please stop over again soon, become a follower, leave a message! I love hearing from you all, you are true inspirations.