Can't Wait till Spring...
...And not just because it's expected to be -35 tonight, nor because we got yet more snow today, well maybe for those reasons, but also so that i can wear my new cape - it's done!
I have just a bit more 'editing' to do for it, but i'll wait until i actually need to wear it and see how it goes. In preparation for this project, I bought this lovely vintage pattern that went perfectly with my barkcloth, i used some left over satin for the lining, and i feel that this is one decadent cape. I didn't buy enough fabric, and was just a smidge off, so instead of trying to play with the belt, i just reused a belt from a coat i no longer wear. I think it goes well enough.
The other decision to make is to do with the buttons. Instead of making actual button holes, i used snap-ons. I still need to perfect my hole-making technique, so i thought this was a safe bet. I bought these lovely floral pink buttons and might use them for the cape, just for aesthetics. This will be decided once i start wearing it. But for now, here it is!