Archive for October, 2008

Whew…FINALLY!!!!!!!!

I have finally completed my cape, only a year in the making.

I used Simplicity Pattern 3959

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pattern

I used  a tweed houndstooth with orange going throught it, with an orange lining

This is the first time i have made a cape like this and i love it…. it was a bit tricky in some spots but i worked through it.. i had issues with making the button hole so i am going to find a frog closure and use that instead 🙂

i am really excited and cant wait to wear it…..

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That Never Ending Quest

Any sewer knows that you are on an never ending quest for that perfect pattern that does not require a whole lot of altering.  Or for that pattern that will match that killer designer dress that costs 3 pay checks.  So to up my sewing IQ i took this pattern making class that was offered at Hancock Fabrics

It is a method that is used in europe *or so they say* i dont care if it is used on the moon, i loved it.  I bought the book that has a ton of sample patterns that you build off of to make the pattern that will fit you.  I have made it to pattern heaven lol

Once i have finished my cape *which will be this weekend* i will start working on doing one of these patterns i am so excited woohoo

And yes it goes up to plus sizes too because you use your own measurements 🙂