John Lewis Sewing Bee with Lisa Comfort
Me and fellow sewing bloggers Roisin (Dolly Clacket), Fiona (Diary of a Chain Stitcher), Amy (Almond Rock), Clare (Sew Dixie Lou), Elena (Randomly Happy) and Emmie (My Oh Sew Vintage Life) spent Saturday at John Lewis Oxford Street, sewing up a storm together with the lovely Lisa, founder of ‘Sew Over It‘ at the John Lewis Sewing Bee (JL is celebrating their 150th anniversary!).
Hello! This is the first part of the Fairy Tale Cape sewalong. There will be quite a few sewalong posts coming up in the next few days/weeks. If you’re not sewing along, bear with me – I’ll try my best to throw in some other posts every once in a while! I have yet to figure out the schedule. I have quite a few finished garments that need to be photographed and blogged, but the sewalong will keep me pretty busy!
Printing & Assembling the Pattern
May I present – Hannah and her gorgeous Fairy Tale Cape (she really looks as if she walked right out of a fairy tale)! You can read Hannah’s full review on the pattern on her blog Madewithhugsandkisses.com. You should also check out the awesome sewing machine tattoo she got last week (I’m a bit jealous)!
Hannah’s cape turned out to be super fabulous! Hannah used a dusty pink suiting style fabric for her cape and chose to line it with the “softest, fluffiest fabric you have ever felt”. It really does look very soft, fluffy and comfy, I have to say! And it goes so well with the dusty pink colour of the cape. I love how you can see the little fluffy furry bits at the hem and front of the cape. It makes it look so cosy!
Berry made her beautiful Fairy Tale Cape using a light wool and contrasting buttons.
She chose to add real buttonholes and sew an invisible hem with her machine (very nicely done, Berry!).I love the colour of the wool and the large hood drapes perfectly. The contrasting buttons are so cute and give the cape a slightly vintage-looking touch.
I love your cape, Berry! Hope you love it, too! x
If you’d like to make your own version of the Fairy Tale Cape – you can download the pattern here!
Stay in touch!