Added Sep 27, 2012
based on the free capelet pattern by VeraVenus, i recut it with scallops and sprinkled sequins along them. the bow is permanently tied and uses a hook and bar tack to fasten under the collar. i made the collar rounder but it wasn’t until i was trying to attach it that i realised i had had it upside down while i traced it out. i had no more of the heavy black satin to cut and a slight flaw already showed on the right side. i was surprised how well it fit together being so wrong, and ended up stitching a picot edge of seed beads to add drama. the young woman wearing it out has shortish hair just now. originally it was only to be muslin to check out the size and fit. One young woman wanted to borrow it for prom and my husband fancied it for his photography studio but another friend saw it and agreed to take it as it was. i had to point out the flaw and insist on the sequins. she came the next week and looked pleased with it finished. she took it away to keep as a gift, planning on wearing it to her brothers wedding. Happy Times.
heavy satin with vague stretch. satin lining. shoulder pads. coordinating thread. selection of seed beads bugle beads and cup sequins
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