Cherry Warm Cape
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!
- Vintage Vogue
- The Fabulous Cindy R