Added Nov 3, 2013
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I made this dress and cape for a sewing contest I am in. The challenge was to use two or more prints to make an outfit, then think about where I would wear my outfit, and then choose a theme for my photo shoot. My concept: A walk in the woods during Autumn’s peak season.
Fall is hands down my favorite time of year— I absolutely love a stroll on a cool, crisp day so I’d need a jacket and a comfy dress. I sewed up a fully lined cape jacket with a self drafted hood along with a knit dress. I made an unexpected pattern choice matching a Aztec style design with an abstract fall-time print. The warm autumnal colors tie them together perfectly! The cape is made from a heavy wool blend coating and lined with a dark brown poly material while the dress is a heavier weight poly/spandex knit. I really put this outfit to the test as it was a blustery and cool 45F/7C while I hiked through the woods on my photo shoot— I was comfy and warm!
The cape pattern was downloaded here on Burda. The hood was self drafted from this tutorial here on Burda as well. The dress is version of McCall’s 6163.
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