Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Capes for Christmas

I bought McCall's 5764 and the plaid fabric to make last year as Christmas gifts for my two girls. Since Sherlock Holmes is getting ready to hit theaters, maybe my timing was even better in waiting to get them done this year.

No pictures on my girls yet, as these will be wrapped and under the tree.

In Southwest Florida, where we get only the occasional cold snap, I thought this would be a great little cape.

I did not have enough fabric for the tan one to match the plaid as well as I did for the gray. I'm not sure it would be noticed by anyone but me, because the main stripe in the plaid does match.

The capes are unlined, and the fabric is a suiting, mostly polyester I'm sure, from Joanns. I had the perfect buttons for each in my stash. Really a simple pattern to put together.

One funny thing did happen. I put one on to see how it looked. and could not figure out how to tie the belt on. I had it through the belt look in the CB and through the back belt slots, and for the life of my I could not figure out how to get the belt to tie over the front of the cape. I think I looked back at the instructions half a dozen times before I realized I had not made the slots in the front to put the belt back through. Duh!


The Slapdash Sewist said...

Good thing you tried it on! Love those capes, I would be so excited to have one under the tree!

paco peralta said...

Nice jacket-cape, I love. My best wishes for the Christmas holidays and also for the new year.

greetings, Paco