Hello my fabulous sewalongers! My Fairy Tale Cape pattern was released over a month ago and it is about time to host a sewalong! I’m absolutely over the moon about how many of you downloaded the pattern – it’s even #1 in the Top To Sew category on AllFreeSewing. Thank you guys, you are the best!
The pattern comes with detailed instructions and illustrations, so this sewalong will focus on how to make variations of the cape, such as:
- drafting and adding a Peter Pan collar
- adding armholes/armslits
- adding a full lining
…and other useful tips for designing and sewing your very own cape!
Here’s my varation of the Fairy Tale Cape:Very sherlock-y, isn’t it? And it was raining here in Londontown, that’s why I’m wearing gumboots. (That was last week – now the weather is just perfect and sunny and I could wear my Elisalex at the NYlon blogger meet up last saturday!)I kept the length of the cape, but decided to swap the hood for a cute Peter Pan collar! Instead of 10 buttons, I only added 6 this time plus two hidden snaps.My cape has armslits and a full lining. It’s made to be worn outdoors and will come in handy now that the weather is getting warmer everyday – byebye coat!The fabric is soft, lightweight linen I bought at Saeed’s Fabrics in Walthamstow. It is lined with soft lime-coloured cotton.
Are you sewing along? If you are, let me know!
There will be a link party at the end of this sewalong were you can link up your fabulous capes!
The next part of the sewalong will be coming this week and covers:
In the meantime, go get your pattern if you haven’t done so yet! x