Can you call it a refashion if you really just used it as yardage?
|So thick and plush!|
|Understitching and slipstitching!|
|I feel a little silly posting a picture of a discoloration.|
I like the idea of the collar on this cape, but it's sad that since the pattern pieces are the same size, and there's no padstitching to horsehair canvas or steaming to speak of, the underside of the collar is totally visible. I can see how tailoring could get really exciting once one got into it. Well, I have plenty of time to read up on it before next winter.
|Inside-out. My first MTL dress attempt is now a very, |
very, time-expensive decency cover for Cecily.
Fabric: 100% cashmere (I swear, it's about a quarter of an inch thick, it's so plush), polyester lining from Joann's (the expensive kind, not the cheap, shiny, fraytastic, polyester stuff of my nightmares)
Notions: covered button kit, sew-on snaps
Hours: Five? I worked on this in between other projects over the course of two weeks, so it's hard to say.
Techniques used: Understitching, slipstitching, making a covered button
Will you make this again? Nope...don't see a need for another capelet in my wardrobe, especially considering I already have two other RTW capes.
Total cost: $4! The cashmere was free, obviously, and I actually recycled a covered button from another garment by popping out the shank and switching the fabric, so the only cost was the lining.
Final thoughts: Wearing this capelet makes me feel like Madeline. I love how it gives whatever I'm wearing a vintage vibe, although that might be helped along by the gloves. It's nice and warm and would be a nice topper for a long slinky black gown, should I ever have an opportunity to wear one? Also, the best thing is that my husband thought I bought it! When I told him I sewed it myself, he said "Really? It looks so...clean." By which he meant that all the stitching was hidden (as was revealed through further interrogation, after I got mock offended by his implication that my homemade garments are dirty). So maybe it was really a statement about the construction of my other garments, and not so much a praise of this one. But I'll take it! The only thing I'm not a fan of with this capelet is that honestly, it still smells strongly of grandma.
Husband and I took these pictures with my Dulcie Dress. I had complained previously about not knowing what to do with my hands, so I brought along a book in a similar color palette to hold during our mini shoot. I look all demure and bookish holding it, don't I?
|Capelet slung fashionably over one shoulder.|
Well, it's all bogus, as I'm actually holding Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! It was a gift from my sister for my book-themed bridal shower two years ago. But hey, PPZ is all about looking good, but with a secret other side, right?