Behind The Scenes in Pictures #2

John Lewis Sewing Bee with Lisa Comfort

John Lewis Sewing Bee / thisblogisnotforyou.comMe 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!).

Make the Cape: Printing & Assembling the Pattern // Choosing Design Variations & Fabric

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!

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Printing & Assembling the Pattern

The Gang’s Capes – Paméla

Fairy Tale Cape pattern by thisblogisnotforyou.comToday I’m featuring this wonderful navy blue Fairy Tale Cape made by Paméla, one of the lovely ladies who tested the pattern for me.

Fairy Tale Cape pattern by thisblogisnotforyou.comShe decided to make the cape without the hood and combined a navy knit fabric with 6 silver buttons.
Fairy Tale Cape pattern by thisblogisnotforyou.comI’m in love with this version of the Fairy Tale Cape! It is super elegant and navy blue is my favourite colour! Now I feel the need to make a copy of this version for myself!Fairy Tale Cape pattern by thisblogisnotforyou.comFairy Tale Cape pattern by

And thumbs up for striking the same pose as the lady on my pattern illustration – you are awesome, Paméla!

The Gang’s Capes – Hannah

Fairy Tale Cape by thisblogisnotforyou.comMay 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 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! Fairy Tale Cape by thisblogisnotforyou.comHannah 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!Fairy Tale Cape by

The Gang’s Capes – Berry

Fairy Tale Cape by thisblogisnotforyou.comBerry made her beautiful Fairy Tale Cape using a light wool and contrasting buttons.Fairy Tale Cape by

She chose to add real buttonholes and sew an invisible hem with her machine (very nicely done, Berry!).Fairy Tale Cape by thisblogisnotforyou.comI 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. Fairy Tale Cape by

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!

Happy sewing!

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