Sew Possible

A journey into a self-made wardrobe

Archive for the month “July, 2011”

Fall Project #1- The Cape

I have been wanting to make a cape since I was in high school. Granted at that time I wanted one that was long, hooded and would have probably marked as a Goth or Witch, but now my view is much more fashionable. The pattern uses wat this one by Thunderlily. It is called The Road Cape and is free to Burda Style members. Although I like the pattern, I did have to do some pattern grading to make it the right size. I also didn’t want to do a lot of button work so I changed that also and instead of making a zig zag edge, made a straight one.


In all reality would like for the cape to look like the one that Gossip Girl’s #1 mean girl, Blair Waldorf, wore…


So far I have finished the grading, fitting, and cutting of the main pieces. Now I am sewing the interlining to the inside of the cape by hand via the “quilting” method. I did this because I wanted the interlining to move with the outside of the cape. So back to work I go!~


The UFO Skirt and preparing for other projects.

Hello happy saps ( Idk where that came from..just felt right), I know that you have been wondering what has happened to the almighty UFO skirt that I was making. I did finish it, however between the time at which I started construction on the pattern and seems as though I have gained a few pounds. Ok ten to be…lying.. more like fifteen pounds. I had fallen off of the vegan wagon sometime between rehearsals for the easter musical at church and our annual 4th of July celebration ( also at church). Now I am back on track and when I can zip up the skirt I will photograph it for you.

This is what I have been doing in the meantime….


Copying vintage patterns. I have several in my possession and want to get started on a few of them sometime soon. I am also planning my Autumn “to make” wardrobe. Sew until next time friends..

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