Added Sep 6, 2010
This is Vintage Vogue 2934 (1950).
I really wanted to have pockets on it somewhere – and even downloaded Burda’s Lindsey #6055 to pinch the bound pockets off that (I wasn’t too confident re placement etc) and was glad I did because after fluffing around for a few hours with the pattern pieces etc I realised because Vogue’s cape was so cropped – the pockets wouldn’t work. Then I was checking out “Designer Techniques” by Kenneth D Kingand and in it he suggests doing this cool hidden-lining pocket . . . .but after much research and seeking out advice – I decided that pockets would ruin the drape of the cape. So after all that – it didn’t take long to put together! A lot of hand sewing – but I like to do that why watching tv.
I really struggled to find a button that I liked and that matched the colour of the fabric. I ended up buying a red button and painting it with some nail polish that matched that I already owned! Worked a TREAT!! Really happy with how this worked out. It is so warm and cheery!
Interesting side point – while I was fiddling around with pattern pieces trying to work out the pocket drama – I had an old episode of Seinfeld playing in the back ground – it was the one where George’s Dad meets some mysterious, cape-wearing stranger in New York City (!) – and Jerry and Elaine keep on asking “What kind of person wears a cape????” LOL!!!!
I guess that kind of person would be me. Oh, and George’s Dad’s Lawyer . . . .
Wool, usual lining fabric (donated by The Fabulous Cindy R), L’oreal Jet Set Nail Polish!
Pattern of the Week
Show a little leg in this sexy skirt with a thigh high slit!
In this Flagship Kit for only $19.99
The kids are sure to steal the show in this charming collection of classic, elegant pieces.
Tailoring a Jacket for the Perfect Fit and a Professional Finish
Member Project of the Week
She made this dress for her high school graduation, and it looks fab!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.